See the ethnic makeup of your ancestor's community with ethnographic maps, like this one of Manhattan in 1890.
Did your ancestors spend time in the Empire State? Plenty of our forebears did, including many immigrants who arrived at New York City’s Ellis Island (and Castle Garden...
Where to find New York census records, immigration records, land records, maps, vital records and more.
Learn about New York's history and available records in this research guide that includes a map and bibliography.
Find contact information for archives, libraries and other genealogical organizations in New York.
Our county-by-county listing of New York has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.
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Get started in your search with these essential Empire State sources.
Build your Empire State family tree with this guide to New York history and genealogy records.