The New York Public Library

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5th Ave. and 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018

The New York Public Library is not only a tremendous library for New York research, but also contains substantial amounts of material on the rest of the country and the world. Besides genealogy and local history, the public library has newspapers, federal and state censuses, church records, city and telephone directories, and divisions for maps, manuscripts, Jewish, and other material. For the published and some of the manuscript material, see Dictionary Catalog of the Local History and Genealogy Division, 18 vols. (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1974), and four supplements. More current acquisitions are accessed through the library’s online catalog at Timothy Field Beard, a former reference librarian in the Local History and Genealogy Division, with Denise Demong compiled How to Find Your Family Roots (New York: McGraw Hill, 1977), which includes New York Public Library call numbers in its bibliography. A list of area researchers is available from the library on request.