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Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.


January 26, 2013

 Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home. 

Rivington Street, young men in front of "147 Forsyth St. Neighborhood Guild Library in hall bedroom over front door," parent of Rivington St. Branch, Digital ID 100879, New York Public Library

In advance of this class, you may like to read the Milstein Division blog post, Who Lived in a House Like This? A Brief Guide to Researching Your NYC Home.

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  • Audience: Adults