The following is an updated list of links
that are enormously helpful to researchers.
Bits & Pieces
A vast array of surnames in the New York City area collected by the researcher. You just may find your
missing link here!
Irish in New York City
Companion website to the Rootsweb mailing list. Includes transcriptions from the Irish-American newspaper.
The source for reputable online genealogy sources.
New York Historical Society
Their massive holdings include manuscripts, newspapers, city directories, maps and photographs.
New York Public Library
Their holdings include city and telephone directories, vital records indices, local history, federal and state censuses,
passenger lists and church records.
George Sim Johnston Archives
Part of the New York City Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Their records cover
New York City 1875-1950 and the Bronx, west of the Bronx River, 1875-1916. There is a fee to request a search, plus an additional fee per hour to compile
the records. Be sure to read the information page carefully!
Rootsweb Mailing Lists
Free subscription of online mailing lists for any locality within New York State.
A wonderful source for tracing your ancestors' migration patterns.
New Netherland Project
This organization was formed by the New York State Library, National Endowment for the Humanities and
Friends of New Netherland. Their goal is complete transcription, translation and publication of all Dutch documents pertaining to New Netherland.
American Colonists' Library: Primary Sources
An impressive collection of links to online sources of literature, history, culture, etc. Covers the 17th and
Forgotten New York
Photos and essays of long-gone slices of New York City life.
A remarkable website dedicated to poorhouses around the United States.