Genealogical Resources in NY

Guzik Book CoverRevised and Edited by Estelle M. Guzik; published by the New York Genealogical Society, Inc. (2003). This awarding winning reference work is a comprehensive guide to genealogical and biographical resources in New York City and Albany, an updated 1989 reference work, cited by the New York Public Library as one of the outstanding reference works in that year.

For each of 82 libraries, archives and record repositories in the five boroughs of New York City, as well as a number of state agencies in Albany, Genealogical Resources provides a description of its holdings, the geographic scope of collections, the years covered, and finding aids. Approximately one quarter of the repositories are specifically Jewish; the majority hold records for all groups. Name, place, and subject indices are included.

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Dorot: The Journal of the Jewish Genealogical Society, the quarterly newsletter of the JGS, informs and assists the members of JGS in augmenting and advancing their genealogical research by publishing articles detailing research techniques and describing local, national, and international resources and developments in Jewish and general genealogy. Every issue contains valuable information for the Jewish genealogical researcher, including detailed reports of our monthly programs, book reviews and notes on new publications, feature articles, announcements about genealogical sources in New York City, news of Jewish genealogical events and organizations, and much more. Past issues (two or more years old) are now online and available for download. Members may also access the last two years' issues after logging in. To view or download an issue click any of the links. You must have Adobe Reader version 5 or later.

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