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New York Public Library
"Fortitude" Lion and entrance, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library.
New York Public Library Rose Main Reading Room.  Photo by David Iliff.

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  histref@nypl.org

Address:[1]

U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy
Irma and Paul Milstein Division
First Floor, Room 121
Schwarzman Main Branch
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10018-2788

Telephone:[1]  (212) 930-0828

Hours and holidays:[1]

Monday-Saturday open 10:00 a.m.
Mon., Thu., Fri., Sat. close 6:00 p.m.
Tues., Wedn. close 7:30 p.m.

Upcomming closings: click here.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

  • Red 1 2 or 3  to 42nd Street and Broadway. Walk two blocks east to Fifth Avenue.
  • Blue A or C  to 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Walk four blocks east to Fifth Avenue.
  • Orange D B F or V  to 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Walk one block east to Fifth Avenue.
  • Green 4 5 or 6  to Grand Central Station. Walk two blocks west to Fifth Avenue.
  • Purple 7  to Fifth Avenue.
  • Buses: MTA buses M1 M2 M3 M4 M6 M7 M42 M104 Q32 to Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • New York Public Library catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

{Please briefly describe the strengths and weaknesses of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).[2] For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.[3]}

Tips[edit | edit source]

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Guides[edit | edit source]

{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the New York Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections



Neighboring Collections


Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Irma and Paul Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy" in New York Public Library at http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/milstein-division-us-history-local-history-genealogy (accessed 16 October 2010).
  2. Source 2.
  3. Source 3.