New York City New York Family History Center
Address: 125 Columbus Ave 1st Floor New York NY 10023 Location Map
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 for free in the center that otherwise generally charge for subscriptions.
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
- Wednesdays 11am - 1pm
- Thursdays 10am - 12pm
Hispanic and Puerto Rico
- Wednesdays 3pm - 6pm
- Saturdays 10am - 12pm
- 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.
- 1 Canon 300 II Microfilm Reader. Schedule it on this spreadsheet. (The ScanPro microfilm reader is not currently working)
- 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
Click HERE to register on-line
Additional Online Resources
Volunteer at the Center
Please email us at NY_NewYorkCity@ldsmail.net if you would like to volunteer in the center.