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Genealogical & Historical Societies
This page will be constantly updated. I have not included all genealogical or historical societies. The ones listed here are the ones for which I have received information.

American Irish Historical Society
991 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10028 212-288-2263
Founded in 1897 to preserve the Irish contribution to the building of America. Members receive newlsetters, a magazine and lecture program. Fee is dependent upon age.

German Genealogical Group
PO Box 1004
Kings Park NY 11754
Established in 1996 to provide support for those researching their German heritage. Membership includes a newsletter, translation service, lending library and mentoring.

Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York
Murray Hill Station, PO Box 818, New York NY 10156-0602
The website boasts a free newsletter sample. Membership includes the newsletter and discounts on genealogy products.

Huntington Historical Society
209 Main Street
Huntington NY 11743 631-427-7045
Established in 1903 to preserve Huntington's rich history, this prestigious society maintains 3 national register historic properties. Membership includes free use of their library and archives, discount admission to festivals and events and a newsletter.

Irish Family History Forum
PO Box 67, Plainview NY 11803-0067
Founded in 1991 to promote Irish heritage. Membership includes monthly meetings and the newsletter.

Italian Genealogical Group
Dedicated to furthering interest in Italian family research. Membership includes a newsletter, seminar, access to a surname database and a genealogy packet.

Italian Historical Society of America
111 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn NY 11201 718-852-2929
Founded in 1949 at a meeting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Dedicated to raising awareness of the Italian contribution to America. Fee information not available.

Jewish Genealogical Society
PO Box 6398, New York NY 10128 212-294-8326
Founded in 1977 to further the awareness of Jewish heritage.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island
Membership includes a beginner's workshop, quarterly newsletter and access to its special library collection. Can apply for membership online.

New York Archivists Round Table
Founded in 1979 to raise public awareness of the importance of public and private archives and manuscripts. Holds workshops and the Family History Fair.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
122 E 58th St, New York NY 10022-1939 212-755-8532
This preeminent New York City genealogical society was founded in 1869. Its holdings include 75,000 volumes of family histories, reference materials and state and local histories. Membership privileges include a subscription to the Record and the newsletter, and free queries. Membership also available for non-New York City residents.

New York Irish History Roundtable
PO Box 2087
Church Street Station
New York NY 10008
Established in 1984 to promote interest in the 300 year history of the Irish in New York City. Membership includes lectures, field trips, walking tours, scholarships, museum exhibitions, genealogy workshops, newsletter and an annual journal.

Queens Historical Society & Kingsland Homestead
143-35 37th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
Membership includes a quarterly newsletter, lecture series and museum. Holdings include maps, photographs and manuscripts. The Society also features walking tours.

Scottish Genealogy Society
Gail Giella 631-462-9684
This brand new group will meet at the LDS Family History Center in Plainview NY on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm EST, starting January 17, 2002. Annual dues for charter member are twenty dollars. Upcoming features will include a quarterly newsletter, workshops and guest lecturers. Also in the works are celebrations for Burns Night, Tartan Day and St Andrew's Day. Website is not currently available. For more information, please contact Ms. Giella at the above number or email.

Society for New York City History
National Office - Metropolitan New York Chapter
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 517
New York NY 10010
Founded in 1983, it provides a forum for the discussion of New York City's rich and varied history.


July 2001