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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>[https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19889867 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.
  
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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]
 
'''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]
  
 
'''Phone:'''    '''212-799-2414'''   
 
'''Phone:'''    '''212-799-2414'''   
  
'''E-mail:'''    [mailto:NY_NewYorkCity@ldsmail.net NY_NewYorkCity@ldsmail.net]
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'''E-mail:'''    [mailto:NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org]
  
 
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===Why You Might Want To Visit This Family History Center===
  
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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
  
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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.
  
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===Volunteer at the Center===
 
 
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==Why You Might Want To Visit This Family History Center==
 
 
 
Many genealogical records can be viewed online at home using websites such as FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. This family history center offers the following additional  resources: 
 
  
The center provides free access to several subscription family history websites, including Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage, Newspapers.com, Fold3, and ArkivDigital; please see below link for a full list of these premium websites which are available <u>for free</u> in the center that otherwise generally charge for subscriptions. 
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Please email us at&nbsp;NY_NewYorkCity@familyhistorymail.org if you would like to volunteer your expertise in the center.
 
 
[[Family History Center Portal]]     
 
 
 
Due to copyright restrictions, many records in FamilySearch can be viewed in a Family History Center that cannot be viewed elsewhere.
 
For example, click here to see FamilySearch's digitized collection of New York City vital records that can only be viewed in a Family History Center.
 
 
 
We always have two staff members on duty to assist patrons.<br>
 
 
 
====Specialized Onsite Help====
 
'''Italian'''
 
 
 
*Wednesdays  11am - 1pm
 
 
 
'''African American'''
 
 
 
*Thursdays 10am - 12pm
 
 
 
'''Hispanic and Puerto Rico'''
 
 
 
*Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm
 
*Saturdays 10am - 12pm
 
 
 
'''Jewish'''
 
 
 
*Thursdays  6pm - 8pm
 
 
 
==Hardware and Equipment==
 
 
 
:*9 computers. First come, first served, but we have never turned anyone away. If needed, we may limit research time to two hours.
 
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:*1 Canon 300 II Microfilm Reader.  Schedule it on [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CbK5Eq1vQznsfY8puOjPSryEHkKkIrRII_WWgzmOI6U/edit#gid=0 this spreadsheet].  (The ScanPro microfilm reader is not currently working)
 
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==Microfilm Collections==
 
 
 
:*We have over 2,300 microfilms in our permanent collection, 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.]
 
:*[http://www.jgsny.org/index.php/ny-area-research/ackman-ziff/lds-films FHL inventory at the Center for Jewish History]
 
:*'''[[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.
 
 
 
==Calendar and Events==
 
 
 
====Upcoming Events:====
 
 
 
====Class Schedule====
 
 
 
Click [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nmQdt9XMc1rowYxzpFUMdj2EMdIxlqqE2PjZlINXQnI/edit HERE] to register on-line
 
 
 
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===Additional Online Resources===
 
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Latest revision as of 13:53, 24 March 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.

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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