New York City New York Family History Center

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

Phone: 212-799-2414


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]

Many genealogical records can be viewed online at home using websites such as or This family history center offers the following resources that are not available at home:

The center provides free access to several subscription family history websites, including Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage,, Fold3, and ArkivDigital; please see below link for a full list of these premium websites which are available for free in the center that otherwise generally charge for subscriptions.

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.

Specialized Onsite Help[edit | edit source]


  • Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

African American

  • Thursdays 10am - 12pm

Hispanic and Puerto Rico

  • Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm
  • Saturdays 10am - 12pm


  • Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

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. (The ScanPro microfilm reader is not currently working)

Microfilm Collections[edit | edit source]

  • 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 click here.
  • FHL inventory at the Center for Jewish History
  • Family History Center 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.