Record Details

Catalog Search

New York City Municipal Archives : an authorized guide for family historians / by Aaron Goodwin ; Harry Macy, Jr., consulting editor.

Goodwin, Aaron, author. (Author). Macy, Harry, editor. (Added Author). New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. (Added Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library HR 929.1072 Goodwin (Text) 31208912283811 reference Reference -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780692620427
  • ISBN: 0692620427
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / by Iain H. Bruce -- Foreword / by Pauline Toole -- Vital records (1795-1949) -- Coroner and Office of Chief Medical Examiner records (1823-1955) -- City cemetery burials (1872-1980s) -- Bodies in transit records (1859-1894) -- Civil War Volunteer Soldiers' Family Aid Fund (1861-1867) -- Almshouse records (1758-1953) -- Assessed valuation of real estate (1699-1979) -- Department of Buildings (1866-1970s) -- Property cards (1939-1990s) -- Farm histories -- New Amsterdam records of the Dutch colonial era (1642-1674) -- Common Council/City Council (1665-1977) -- Court records 1683/4-1987 -- Old Town records -- Richmond County Clerk records -- Censuses -- City directories and civic directories (1802-1988/89) -- WPA Federal Writers' Project, New York City Unit (1935-1943) -- Photography collections (1850-2013) -- Appendix: Former New York City wards.
Summary, etc.: "The Municipal Archives, operated by the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, holds world class collections, although that is not well-known. With the publication of this guide to the New York City Municipal Archives, spearheaded by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the secret will be out. Patrons who have so eagerly accessed the vital records will learn about dozens of other collections that may provide details of family and community history. This guide, authored by Aaron Goodwin, with the assistance of Assistant Commissioner Ken Cobb, explores the richness of the Municipal Archives and shows how collections, beyond the vital records, can be used to develop more nuanced histories"--From foreword by Pauline Toole.
Subject: New York (N.Y.). Municipal Archives > Records and correspondence.
New York (N.Y.). Municipal Archives.
Public records > New York (State) > New York > Directories.
Public records.
New York (N.Y.) > Genealogy > Directories.
New York (State) > New York.

Additional Resources