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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[New York (Manhattan) County, New York|Manhattan]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''New York City Family History Center'''
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The FHC is currently closed due to COVID. Meanwhile,  we are offering free one-on-one family history instruction via Zoom. <br>[[Virtual_Genealogy_Consultations|Sign up for a free appointment here.]]<br>
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Due to copyright agreements, the Zoom session cannot give remote access to the Family History Center computers or the NYC vital records, but our staff will be happy to teach you how to research your family tree.
  
The '''New York City FHC''' located in midtown Manhattan&nbsp;is a small branch of the Salt Lake Family History Library. We have access to their collection of over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records. Additionally, patrons can access our ~3000 on-site microfilms and 9 family history subscription websites for free.  
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'''Address:''' 125 Columbus Ave 1st Floor New York NY 10023    [https://www.google.com/maps/place/125+Columbus+Ave,+New+York,+NY+10023/@40.7730368,-73.981628,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c258f56c8a2fc5:0x64708a344d15f5f6https://www.google.com/maps/place/125+Columbus+Ave,+New+York,+NY+10023/@40.7730368,-73.981628,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c258f56c8a2fc5:0x64708a344d15f5f6 Location Map]
  
[[Image:Newyorknewyorkcityfhc.jpg|right|300px|Newyorknewyorkcityfhc.jpg]]
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'''Phone:'''    '''212-799-2414''' 
  
<h3> Center Contacts and Hours  </h3>
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'''E-mail:'''    [mailto:NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org]
<p><b>Location and Map:</b>
 
</p><p><b>Address:</b> 125 Columbus Ave, NY, NY 10023
 
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<dl><dd><ul><li>1st Floor
 
</li><li><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=NY,+125+Columbus+Avenue&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=40.233805,-123.81875&amp;sspn=0.023425,0.045447&amp;vpsrc=0&amp;t=m&amp;z=16">Location on Map</a>
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<p><b>Phone: &#160;</b> 212-799-2414
 
</p><p><b>E-mail:</b> <a href="mailto:ny_newyorkcity@ldsmail.net">ny_newyorkcity@ldsmail.net</a>
 
</p><p><b>Open Hours:</b>
 
</p>
 
<dl><dd><ul><li><b>Tues, Wed, Thurs&#160;</b>10am-9pm&#160;
 
</li><li><b>Fri</b>&#160;10am-6pm
 
</li><li><b>Sat</b> 10am-5pm&#160;
 
</li><li>Closed Sunday &amp; Monday &amp; Major Holidays
 
</li></ul>
 
</dd></dl>
 
<p><b>Holiday Schedule:</b> 2014- CLOSURES- Mar 15 closing at 3pm, Apr 5, Jul 4, Oct 4, Nov 25-29, Dec 23-Jan3
 
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=== Calendar and Events  ===
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|'''Tuesday'''
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|10am-8pm
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|'''Wednesday'''
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|10am-8pm
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|'''Thursday'''
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|10am-8pm
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|'''Friday'''
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|10am-6pm
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|'''Saturday'''
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|10am-6pm
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==== Upcoming Events  ====
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===Why You Might Want To Visit This Family History Center===
  
==== Class Schedule ====
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*'''Experts''' We have two experts available at all times to provide one-on-one assistance in helping you create a family tree and find records about your ancestors. In addition, volunteers from the community offer the following specialized expertise:
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**'''Italian'''                                    Wednesdays 11am-1pm
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**'''African American'''                  Thursday 10am-noon
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**'''Hispanic and Puerto Rican''' Wednesdays 3pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-noon
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**'''Jewish'''                                    Thursdays 6pm-8pm
  
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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*'''Subscription Websites''' Several family history websites that require a subscription to use at home, such as Ancestry.com, can be used for free at our center. Visit this link for a complete list: [[Family History Center Portal]]
  
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*'''New York City Vital Records''' While most FamilySearch records can be viewed at home, some can only be viewed in a Family History Center. This includes New York City birth records up to 1909, marriage records up to 1939, and death records up to 1949.
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*'''Computers''' Eight touch-screen computers are available first come, first served. No appointment needed (or accepted), but we have never turned anyone away. If needed, we may limit research time to two hours.
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*'''Microfilm''' Before the internet, much of the data now found in FamilySearch was available on millions of roles of microfilm. FamilySearch has been digitizing 1000 roles of microfilm each day and making the information available online. The process is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Meanwhile, we have over 2,300 microfilms on site, of which 736 have not been digitized as of 20 December 2019. To view a list of the un-digitized microfilms in our permanent collection [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j_Mdt6EoaEwv5N32vdz1unEsLXC7XA1hjQDNwBZ7P6o/edit?usp=sharing click here.] These microfilms can be viewed on our Canon 200 II Microfilm Reader. You can schedule time to use this reader on [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CbK5Eq1vQznsfY8puOjPSryEHkKkIrRII_WWgzmOI6U/edit#gid=0 this spreadsheet].
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*'''FREE'''  All services (other than printing) are completely free. We can help you create a free account on FamilySearch that you can continue to use for free at home or on your mobile device.
  
=== Center Resources  ===
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<p>
  
We have specialized help in African-American genealogy, and Hispanic genealogy. &nbsp;Please call for an appointment.  
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[[Image:Fhc.jpg|441x441px]]<br>
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===Volunteer at the Center===
  
==== Collections  ====
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Please email us at [mailto:NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org] if you would like to volunteer your expertise in the center.
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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===Additional Online Resources===
:*We have 3000 + films in our permanent collection. To view the list of our permanent collection and other links that may be of interest, please visit our blog. '''[http://www.nynyfhc.blogspot.com www.nynyfhc.blogspot.com]'''
 
  
==== Databases and Software  ====
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
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[http://www.cjh.org/p/34 The Ackman &amp; Ziff Family Genealogy Institute]  
  
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
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[http://www.jgsny.org/index.php/ny-area-research/ackman-ziff/lds-films FHL inventory at the Center For Jewish History]
  
:*3 film readers
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[http://www.hispanicgenealogy.com/ The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York]
:*4 computers
 
:*2 microfilm/microfiche film reader/scanners
 
:*The scanners and film readers can be reserved for up to 2 hours. **To sign up you can email us,​ call or {{NYCfhc}}
 
  
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[http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/ German Genealogy Group]
  
=== Center Services  ===
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[http://www.prroots.com/%7C Puerto Rican Ancestry]
  
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
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[http://www.pgsctne.org/ Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast]
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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[http://cisarik.com/ Genealogy Slovakia]  
  
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[http://www.marriagerecords.me.uk/ Marriage Records-UK]
  
=== Resources in the Local Area<br>  ===
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[http://blog.eogn.com/ Eastman’s Online Genealogy Blog]
  
''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''
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[http://magsgen.com/ Midatlantic Germanic Society]<br>
  
 
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=== Links  ===
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===Upcoming Events:===
  
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''
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===Class Schedule===
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Click [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nmQdt9XMc1rowYxzpFUMdj2EMdIxlqqE2PjZlINXQnI/edit HERE] to register on-line
  
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
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''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
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[[Category:New York Family History Centers]]

Latest revision as of 05:13, 3 August 2021

The FHC is currently closed due to COVID. Meanwhile, we are offering free one-on-one family history instruction via Zoom.
Sign up for a free appointment here.
Due to copyright agreements, the Zoom session cannot give remote access to the Family History Center computers or the NYC vital records, but our staff will be happy to teach you how to research your family tree.

Manhattan-new-york-808x480-AV051230 cah005.jpg [edit | edit source]

Address: 125 Columbus Ave 1st Floor New York NY 10023 Location Map

Phone: 212-799-2414

E-mail: NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org

Business Hours
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm

Why You Might Want To Visit This Family History Center[edit | edit source]

  • Experts We have two experts available at all times to provide one-on-one assistance in helping you create a family tree and find records about your ancestors. In addition, volunteers from the community offer the following specialized expertise:
    • Italian Wednesdays 11am-1pm
    • African American Thursday 10am-noon
    • Hispanic and Puerto Rican Wednesdays 3pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-noon
    • Jewish Thursdays 6pm-8pm
  • Subscription Websites Several family history websites that require a subscription to use at home, such as Ancestry.com, can be used for free at our center. Visit this link for a complete list: Family History Center Portal
  • New York City Vital Records While most FamilySearch records can be viewed at home, some can only be viewed in a Family History Center. This includes New York City birth records up to 1909, marriage records up to 1939, and death records up to 1949.
  • Computers Eight touch-screen computers are available first come, first served. No appointment needed (or accepted), but we have never turned anyone away. If needed, we may limit research time to two hours.
  • Microfilm Before the internet, much of the data now found in FamilySearch was available on millions of roles of microfilm. FamilySearch has been digitizing 1000 roles of microfilm each day and making the information available online. The process is scheduled to be completed in 2020. Meanwhile, we have over 2,300 microfilms on site, of which 736 have not been digitized as of 20 December 2019. To view a list of the un-digitized microfilms in our permanent collection click here. These microfilms can be viewed on our Canon 200 II Microfilm Reader. You can schedule time to use this reader on this spreadsheet.
  • FREE All services (other than printing) are completely free. We can help you create a free account on FamilySearch that you can continue to use for free at home or on your mobile device.

Fhc.jpg

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Please email us at NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org if you would like to volunteer your expertise in the center.

Additional Online Resources[edit | edit source]


The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute

FHL inventory at the Center For Jewish History

The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York

German Genealogy Group

Puerto Rican Ancestry

Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast

Genealogy Slovakia

Marriage Records-UK

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Blog

Midatlantic Germanic Society


Upcoming Events:[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Click HERE to register on-line