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American Loyalists in New York
- 19th Century Germanic Immigrants to USA, 1850-59, index, 1860-69, 1870-79, 1880-89, 1890=97
- Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Germans to the United States, 1850 - 1897, index
- American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, New York City, Selected Insolvent Debtor’s Cases, 1787-1861, ($) index, images.
Most synagogue records have not been centralized, so you must write to the local congregation. Addresses are listed in Sidney Lightman, editor, The Jewish Travel Guide (London, England: Jewish Chronicle Publications, 1990; and is available in the FHL book 910.202 J556 For a copy nearest you, search At various libraries (WorldCat)
The Center for Jewish History offers a free online up-to-date guide (2012) on how to locate New York City synagogue records.
American Jewish Historical Society Library
2 Thornton Road
Waltham, MA 02154
Telephone: (617) 891-8110
Fax: (617) 899-9208
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Centre at the Balch Institute
18 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1423
Telephone: (215) 925-8090
This archives has the Philadelphia Hebrew Immigrant Society records, which include ship passenger lists, passage order books, and Lipschutz Steamship record books. These are on microfilm in the FHL Collection.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
200 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 967-4100
More New York Jewish records, sources, and archives are described in Genealogical Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area, mentioned in New York Archives and Libraries.
See also United States Cultural Groups for additional resources.
Other records and histories of ethnic, racial, and religious groups in New York are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- NEW YORK - MINORITIES
- NEW YORK, [COUNTY] - MINORITIES
- NEW YORK, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - MINORITIES
You will also find records in the Subject Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- AFRO-AMERICANS - NEW YORK
- "Former Synagogues of NYC," UpFront with NGS: Blog of the National Genealogical Society, http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2011/12/former-synagogues-of-nyc.html, accessed 12 January 2012.