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E NEED VOLUNTEERS! The New York City web site needs volunteers. If you own or have access to any NYC reference books (such as census, cemetery, marriage, newspaper abstracts, etc.) and would be willing to do lookups for other NYC researchers, please let me know.  Tell me which books you have and I will put you on this lookup page. It's a great to way to make genealogical contacts!!  

There are many of the NYC books available that are not listed. If you own any NYC books, whether listed or not, and will do look ups, please let me know. As you can see, volunteers are needed (and valued!), and we can use more than one volunteer per resource, always.


How to Use This Page
Instead of placing email links to our volunteer researchers, we now have a small graphic which lists the volunteers' email address. This has been done specifically as an anti-spam measure. Email address harvesting has become quite sophisticated - there are now robot computer programs that crawl through web pages searching for email addresses. The result could be more spam for our treasured volunteers unless we use the email graphics below.

To send an email to any of the volunteers listed below, simply copy their email address into your email client (as opposed to just clicking on a link as we used to do in the past). Since several of our volunteers have more than one lookup resource available to them, be certain to indicate which lookup resource you need.

Feel free to request a look-up from the following resources. Please do not request something like, "Looking for any O'Connor, Conner, Connor, or O'Conner surname." Be as specific (full name, DOB, etc.) as possible. If you require copies of certificates or obits, you may want to engage in a professional researcher or utilize county clerks for this purpose.

Please be patient. Some of the volunteers listed below receive 100+ emails per week and simply cannot acknowledge each and every query as it arrives. And remember, the following people are volunteers, so a "thank you!" really goes a long way!

If we do not yet have a volunteer for something that you need, queries can be posted here.


Need Professional Cemetery Research Assistance?




Birth Records


Volunteer Email


New York City Births
1891-1902


Nancy Lieber



Marriage Records


Volunteer Email


New York City Marriage Records

This resource is from the Family Tree Maker NYC Marriage Index for 1600s-1800s, CD #239


Marilyn Phillips

New York City Reformed Dutch Marriage Records, 1639-95


Volunteer Needed

New York Times Marriage Index, 1890


NYC Lookups



Death Records


Volunteer Email


NYC Deaths
1814 - 1816


NYC Lookups

New York Times Death Index, 1890


NYC Lookups

NYC Death Index 1892-1902


NYC Lookups



Obituaries


Volunteer Email


New York Times Obituaries, 1889


Volunteer Needed



NYC Wills


Volunteer Email


NYC Wills
1665 - 1782


Nancy Lieber



Census Records


Volunteer Email


1850 Census


Nancy Lieber

1860 Census


Nancy Lieber

1870 Census


Nancy Lieber

1880 Census


Marilyn Phillips

Nancy Lieber


1890 Census

Destroyed by fire in 1921

NYC Police Census
1890

Following the federal census of 1890, officials of New York City thought federal enumerators had failed to give a true account of city residents. As a result, between September 19th and October 14th of that year, an enumeration of the 24 assembly districts of New York County was taken by policemen of the city. This census produced 1,008 books and 13 percent more residents than the federal enumeration. Of those 1,008 books, only 894 are still available.


Volunteer Needed

1900 Census


Nancy Lieber

1910 Census


Nancy Lieber

1920 Census


Anne Green

Nancy Lieber


1930 Census


NYC Lookups



Immigration & Naturalization


Volunteer Email


New York Chinese Exclusion Index

This is an index to over 18,500 "Chinese Exclusion" case files created by the New York District Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ca. 1882-1960. The case files document the entry into the United States of Chinese aliens and the reentry of U.S. citizens of Chinese ancestry under the Chinese Exclusion Acts passed by Congress between 1882 and 1930, and repealed in 1943.


Volunteer Needed

New York City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland) 1890


Volunteer Needed

New York City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland) 1891


Volunteer Needed

New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Index 1907 - 1924


Nancy Lieber



Church & Bible Records


Volunteer Email


Family Bible of Daniel O'Connell & Anne Clarke

This record begins with marriage in 1859, NYC. Predominantly Snellback family in NYC.


Barbara (Snellback) Lima

New York City Lutheran Church Records, 1834-54


Volunteer Needed

Marble Cemetery Records, New York City, New York, 1830-1937

The oldest extant non-sectarian cemetery in New York City, the Marble Cemetery was designed in 1830 with solid marble vaults built completely underground. This database includes the names of all 2,060 persons buried there. All the families that purchased vaults in the cemetery were important to the dynamic commercial, social, and cultural life of New York in the early nineteenth century. Each record provides the decedent's name, vault number, and burial date. After 1840, at least a fourth of all burials were removed to the newly popular rural cemeteries such as GreenWood.



Anne W. Brown

New York City Dutch Church Burials


Volunteer Needed



War Records


Volunteer Email


New York Civil War Records (1861-1865)


Volunteer Needed



Other Resources


Volunteer Email


Old Calvery Cemetery

New Yorkers Carved in Stone

Most persons listed in this resource need to have Irish birth and homeland inscribed on stone to merit inclusion.


Cindy Burns

Memorial History of the City of New York 1892
(4 Volumes)

This collection covers New York City
history from Dutch settlement to 1892; a general history but contains many
early tax and poll lists as well as early church membership lists


Sara Simmons

Old Merchants of New York City 1863-1870 (4 Volumes)

Contains early business history in NYC mainly in the 18th and early 19th centuries; in
addition, there are lots of genealogical tidbits such as which merchant married another merchant's sister, etc.


Sara Simmons

The Records of New Amsterdam 1653-1674 (7 Volumes)

Contains court records from the period, as well as some tax lists


Sara Simmons

Kings Handbook of NYC

Describes everything from churches to different kinds of businesses, shipping lines, manufacturers, hospitals, restaurants, etc.


Nancy Lieber

New York Times
August 1-15, 1952



Annette B. Smith

Holland Society
Yearbooks


Nancy Lieber

NYC Directories
1786, 1869 & 1890


Nancy Lieber

NYC Phone Directories


The Tree Lady

New York City, Public School Teacher Retirement List, 1895 - 1915


Volunteer Needed

The Graveyard Shift: New York City Cemeteries
by Carolee Inskeep


The book gives basic information about almost all NYC cemeteries, although it does list some in
the back for which there was no information, or no evidence of their existence. This book does NOT list internments, just information about the founding of
the cemetery and contact information, if available.



Anne Giddings




 The USGenWeb Archives Project

is comprised of researchers just like yourself who are willing to donate their existing transcribed documents or are willing to perform data lookups, transcribe information (such as census records, marriage bonds, wills, obituaries, etc). This will help preserve the information stored in musty, old courthouses, basements, and attics that are on fading, crumbling brown paper.

Won't you consider helping us? We can use the technology of today and make the Internet work for free Genealogy!





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