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American Ancestors

Databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Highlights include full-text access to the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1847-1994), and New England state vital records and index resources, including New York.  To access these resources, select Search→Databases or Browse→Databases from the main menu.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records. Library version of Ancestry.com.

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Catholic Parish Registers - National Library of Ireland

This site provides access to over 3,500 registers from 1,086 Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland which have been digitized and made freely available by the National Library of Ireland (NLI). The registers include baptisms and marriages, and date between 1740-1880.  Approximately 373,000 digital images have been scanned from the NLI collection of 550 microfilm reels.

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FamilySearch

Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), this free website offers a variety of genealogical databases, access to unindexed images of genealogical records, the Social Security Death Index, wiki entries describing various types of genealogical research, and access to the Family History Library's catalog. Free access to the 1940 United States Federal Census.

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Find My Past

Find My Past includes genealogicial records from the United States, along with England, Ireland, New Zealand, and other smaller record sets from around the globe. Researchers can also access the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) via this database.  PERSI provides access to millions of entries from historical and genealogical publications. Keep in mind that the 1939 registers and the newspaper packages on FMP are not included in library subscriptions. For access to newspapers, please browse NYPL's collection of historical titles

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Fold3

Historical primary documents featuring U.S. city directories, naturalization records, and Revolutionary War Pensions. Collections include: History and Genealogy Archives, African American Archives, Native American Archives, Revolutionary War Archives, US Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives, and World War II Archives. Formerly known as Footnote.com.

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Genealogy Indexer

Search historical business, address and telephone directories from Central and Eastern Europe, memorials to Jewish communities destroyed during the Holocaust, Polish and Russian military documents, including lists of officers and casualities. Also includes community and personal histories, and Polish secondary school annual reports and other school sources. More genealogical resources are being added daily.

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HeritageQuest

This genealogical database allows researchers to search U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874), maps, and a wealth of other historical collections and research guides. 

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New York Times (1851-2013) w/ Index

Searchable full-text and page images from The New York Times archive with the option to search by subject headings (index covers 1851-1993).

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America's Historical Newspapers

Searchable full-text and page images of newspapers from across the country including early newspapers, 1690-1922, African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection, 1799-1971; Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876; and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.

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The American Israelite

The longest-running English-language Jewish newspaper still published in the United States. 

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Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Indexes biographical listings in print dictionaries and encyclopedias covering millions individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. A good resource for researching those who are less well-known or famous. 

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Bremen Passenger Lists, 1920-1939

Searchable database of passengers leaving Bremen for the years 1920 to 1939. Also includes some passenger lists and a card index for 1907/08 and 1913/14.

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Brooklyn Newsstand

Developed by the Brooklyn Public Library, this free database provides access to the full-text of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from 1841 to 1955.

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Castle Garden Immigration Center

From 1855 to 1890, Castle Garden was America's first official immigration center. This index provides information on immigrants who entered through the Port of New York between 1820 and 1913.

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Center for Disease Control: Where to Write for Vital Records

Directory of addresses to obtain vital records (birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates) from each state and U.S. territory. Also includes foreign birth and death certificates for U.S. citizens. 

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Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search and view a large selection of digitized American historical newspaper titles from 1860-1922, or locate microfilmed copies of newspapers using the comprehensive "U.S. Newspapers Directory, 1690-the present."

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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

Contains information about servicemen who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Also includes regimental histories and ongoing updated lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

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Columbia Gazetteer of the World

A unique world enclopedia of geographical places and features with over 170,000 entries. It can be searched by place name or full-text.

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DAR Ancestor Search

Database of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ancestors. Includes an index of unpublished genealogical materials collected by DAR members, such as bible and cemetery transcriptions. 

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Death Indexes and Records Online

This website is an extensive directory of links to online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery and burial records.

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Digitized Brooklyn City Directories

Brooklyn Public Library has digitized Brooklyn city and business directories, and telephone books for the period 1856-1967. This collection is accessible via Internet Archive and allows for full-text searching within each volume.

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Direct Me NYC 1940

An experimental NYPL website features digitized 1940 telephone directories for New York City, which, combined with powerful search tools enable patrons to convert residential street addresses into census enumeration districts (ED), which leads to the 1940 Census records via the National Archives.

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Directory of Professional Genealogists

Directory of Genealogy Professionals who are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Search options include location and specialization. 

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Ellis Island: American Family Immigration History Center

Database of immigrants who arrived at the Port of New York through Ellis Island, 1892-1957. Digitized passenger lists and ship images are accessible through a free account. 

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England and Wales Historical Directories

A digital library of local and trade directories from England and Wales from 1750-1919.

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Family History Books

Collection of digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of Allen County Library, Brigham Young University, Family History Library, and other major genealogy centers. Offered through FamilySearch.org.

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Find a Genealogist - Board for Certification of Genealogists

Directory of Genealogy Professionals who are certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Search options include location, specialization, and language expertise.

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Find a Grave

Find a Grave contains listings, images and some additional burial and biographical information from cemeteries in the United States and other countries. An index to cemeteries and burial information from this website are also available through the Ancestry database. 

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Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874

Freedman's Bank Records are a great source for genealogists researching their African American heritage. This database is an index to registers of signatures of depositors and includes images of original records. These documents contain invaluable information about individuals prior to the 1870 U.S. Federal Census.

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Fulton History: Old New York State Historical Newspapers

A searchable repository of historic newspapers published in New York State between 1795 and 2007, frequently updated. Also includes a handful of U.S. newspapers outside of NYS.  To browse all of the newspapers included in this resource, click here.

***This resource occasionally experiences technical issues that temporarily shut down service to the site.  During these periods, try the Library of Congress' Chronicling America, another free resource that provides historical newspapers, or one of the other databases in the Historical Newspapers group.

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Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York

A collection of historical directories, member lists, and other name-rich sources, focusing on New York City during the long 19th century.  Documents are fully text-searchable and originate from the print collection of the New-York Historical Society.  Other categories of documents include maps, illustrated advertisements, burial lists, and gazetteers. The list of titles available in this database is available here.

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German Genealogy Group

Provided by the German Genealogy Group, this site provides free databases for indexes to vital records: New York City Births (1878-1909), Marriages (1866-1937), and Deaths (1862-1948). Dates of coverage vary by borough/county. Other databases available through the site are Alien Statements for New York & New Jersey, Naturalizations for select New York & New Jersey counties, a variety of cemetery and church records, New York & New Jersey area yearbooks, German "Enemy Aliens," and other genealogical data. 

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Google Book Search

Search the full-text of scanned books (contributed by The New York Public Library, as well as other libraries and publishers) and read selections of digitized texts. Full-text and downloads available for items with no copyright restrictions. 

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Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

Founded in 1838, this cemetery was the place many famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the 19th century were buried. Look for the search form under "Burial Inquiry."

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Griffith's Valuation

The Primary Valuation (also known as Griffith’s Valuation) was published between 1847 and 1864 and was the first full-scale valuation of property in Ireland. There is a printed valuation book for each barony or poor law union in the country showing the names of occupiers of land and buildings, the names of persons from whom these were leased and the amount and value of the property held. 

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Internet Archives: Text Archives

Text Archive enables you to search and view the full-text of scanned books via the Web.

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Italian Genealogy Group

Provided by the Italian Genealogy Group, this site provides free databases vital record indexes for: New York City Births (1878-1909), Marriages (1866-1937), and Deaths (1862-1948). Dates of coverage vary by borough/county. Other databases available through the site are Alien Statements for New York & New Jersey, Naturalizations for select New York & New Jersey counties, Fresh Pond Cremation and Interment index (Suffolk County, NY), and other genealogical data. 

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JewishGen

Resources and tools to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members. This website links to numerous databases that are national and international in scope, that record many aspects of the historic Jewish diaspora. 

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Marquis Who's Who on the Web

A current and retrospective biographical database of notable individuals worldwide across multiple fields and disciplines. Includes all biographical data resources published by Marquis, with content updated daily. For a related database, see World Who's Who.

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