JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Offering Lookups at NYC Municipal Archives/NY Public Library #general


A. E. Jordan
 

I am available to do some lookups or getting copies of certificates at the
NYC Municipal Archives this week as well as likely to be at the NY Public
Library. I am likely to do this on Tuesday.

If anyone needs something specific please contact me and we can discuss if
I can help you.

Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set
routine. On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for
people who can not get to the Archives or Library themselves. Generally what
I do is transcribe certificates where you have already found the numbers
from the online indexes or sometimes check for missing records with the
tools at the Archives.

I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates
(if you want them) which is $11 each plus a little for me to help offset
my travel costs.

At the Library I can access the newspapers and various databases plus
sometimes retrieve books and make copies. What I do is take the details
you have and in the case of the Archives I actually look at each
certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy order to make sure
it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to clean up errors in
transcription of numbers, research >from your info to find the correct
certificate number. etc.

I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can
either scan and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.

Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details
(like Moshie married Sally but that's all I know) or are trying to
breakdown a brickwall that you have been working at for years requires
an investment of time beyond a quick retrieval and I can not include
in this offer.

I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving
NYC area look ups.

Allan Jordan

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