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New York Archives

National Archives & Records Administration
Is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

New York State Archives
The New York State Archives was established in 1971 and opened its doors to the public in 1978. It is a program of the State Education Department, with its main facility located in the Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany. There it cares for and provides access to more than 200 million documents that tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present. Genealogy Department

New York Digital State Archives
You genealogical types can search for family members and other individual people in a large, somewhat peculiar assortment known as the Universal Name Indexes. This is one-stop searching on a number of databases.

National Archives at New York City
The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands dating from 1685 to the present. We also hold select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provide access to a variety of online historical resources.

New York City Municipal Archives
Founded in 1950, the Municipal Archives preserves and makes available the historical records of New York City municipal government. Dating from the early seventeenth century to the present.

New York Department of Records, Photo Gallery
Some of the more unusual images from this series depict political groups monitored by the New York City Police Department's "Alien Squad." These photos range from Communist Party rallies in Madison Square Garden to the Nazi summer retreat in Yaphank, Long Island.

New York State Archives, Wikipedia

Archives of the Archdiocese of New York
The main purpose of the Archives is to document the history of the Archdiocese, in addition to supporting the larger mission of the Catholic Church in New York. The Archives are located at St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie.

Episcopal Diocese of New York
The Archives are an invaluable resource for members of the Episcopal Church and for historians. They hold a rich collection of documents related to our history and the history of many of our parishes, as well as the historical and architectural records of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

Westchester County Archives
The Westchester County Archives is the unit in the Department of Information Technology that serves as the central repository for the historical public records of Westchester County, NY. These governmental records date from 1680 to the present.

Center for Jewish History
Is a cultural institution, independent research facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. It is home to five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.


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