New York City New York Family History Center

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The New York City Family History Center is a branch of the Salt Lake Family History Library.

Location Map


  • 125 Columbus Ave 1st Floor New York NY 10023 United States


  • English all hours
  • Spanish on Saturday mornings and Wednesdays 3-6pm


  • 1-212-799-2414


Open Hours

  • Tuesday: 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-8pm
  • Thursday: 10am-8pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm

We will be closed Saturday, October 6 2019 for General Conference


Center Resources[edit | edit source]

The center provides free access to several subscription family history websites, including Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage,, Fold3, and ArkivDigital.

Due to copyright restrictions, many records in FamilySearch can be viewed in a Family History Center that cannot be viewed elsewhere.

We always have two staff members on duty to assist patrons.

Specialized Onsite Help[edit | edit source]

African American

  • Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Hispanic and Puerto Rico

  • Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm


  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm - 8pm
  • Our Jewish expert is leaving the end of August to pursue a graduate degree.
  • If you are an expert in Jewish genealogy and would like to volunteer in our library, please contact us.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 9 computers. First come, first served, but we have never turned anyone away. If needed, we may limit research time to two hours.
  • 1 Canon 300 II Microfilm Reader. Schedule it on this spreadsheet. Alternatively, phone us at 212-799-2414, or email us at (The ScanPro microfilm reader is no longer working)

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • We have 2000 + films in our permanent collection. To view a list of the microfilms in our permanent collection click here.
  • 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[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events:[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Click HERE to register on-line

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

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Please email us at if you would like to volunteer in the center.