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Title:
New York City Municipal Archives : an authorized guide for family historians
Author:
Goodwin, Aaron, author.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, [2016]
Physical Description:
xxii, 248 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Summary:
"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.
Language:
English
Contents:
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.
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ISBN:
9780692620427
Format :
Book

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