Articles & Databases
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Search U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, an index to genealogical and local history periodicals (1800-2009), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Compact Memory offers actual reproductions of the most important research journals for German-Jewish history and genealogy research, covering the entire German-speaking world. Since some of these journals carried news about Jews in areas outside Germany as well, they are worth consulting for news of other locations, such as the United States and Russia.
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.
Directory of Professional Genealogists
Directory of Genealogy Professionals who are members of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Search options include location and specialization.
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.
Directory of Genealogy Professionals who are certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Search options include location, specialization, and language expertise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.