New York Deed Research #usa #general

Judy Floam

Is there a way to research deeds in Manhattan on-line?   If not, how can I do it in person?  I am trying to find out when my grandparents bought the building they lived in (I’m guessing it was in the 1920s or 30s).   Thank you.


Judy Floam

Baltimore, MD


Raina Accardi

Take a look here. Automated City Register Information System. ACRIS Document Search:
Raina Accardi 
Saugerties, NY
Poland: GEVIRTZMAN in Kobylin; JESINOWITZ/YESNOWITZ in Mszczonów; FELSENSTEIN in Parysów.
Belarus: GUTTWOCH/GOODMAN and ZISSERMAN in Volchin; BUSHMITZ in Vysokaye.
Ukraine: TRAUB and JANOVSKY in Kolki, Sofievka, Radomysl, and Zhytomyr; WEISMAN or ROSENBERG.


The New York Times sometimes covered even small real estate transactions during the 1920s and 1930s It is worth checking to see if anything is listed.
Fern Gutman

Sherri Bobish


I believe records that old were not included when real estate records became digitized in NYC.

Fern's idea of looking at old newspapers is excellent.  They had real estate transaction columns.

Try this free site of old digitized newspapers (heavily NY area):

You can search by name or address (or any keyword.)

When searching by address you may have to try different ways of entering it, i.e. 301 East 8th, 301 E. 8th, 301 E. Eighth, 301 E. Eighth. 

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish