Do you have New York City ancestors?
The NYC Municipal Archives has records dating from the early seventeenth century to the present. Collections comprise office records, manuscript material, still and moving images, ledger volumes, vital records, maps, blueprints, and sound recordings. Highlights include vital records, census, and city directories that are an essential for researching family history. There are also records pertaining to the administration of criminal justice from 1684 to 1966; more than one million photographic images including pictures of every house and building in the city, ca. 1940; legislative branch records of the Dutch colonial government in New Amsterdam; Robert Moses’ papers documenting the city’s infrastructure from 1934 through 1959, and mayoral administrations from 1849 to the present.
The NYC Municipal Archives is at 31 Chambers Street, Room 103 · New York, NY 10007. It is open Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 4:30 PM, and Friday 9 AM to 1 PM. Telephone (212) NEW-YORK
or e-mail them.