JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (US-NYC) The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Publishes New Guide to NYC Municipal Archives #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The NY Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYGBS) announced they have
published a new guide of the New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized
Guide for Family Historians. The Guide includes coverage of vital records
of births, marriages, and deaths; court records; real estate records; and
photographs. Less well known collections also are covered, including early
records of the Dutch and English colonial eras; extensive Farm Histories
that trace deed chains for former Manhattan farms to their earliest days;
records of the Civil War Volunteer Soldiers' Family Aid Fund; and Almshouse
Records, which span 200 years and provide information on the inmates of
numerous City institutions. To read more or order the book see:
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I have no affiliation with the NYGBS and am posting this as many Jewish
genealogists have an interest in New York City vital and other records for
their family history research.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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