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Records

Listed below are links to a number of records that might assist you in the research you do about your family's history. There are examples and explanations of many of these records and other documents that are at a minimum interesting, though they will be most important to someone who wishes to delve deeper into their own family genealogy. The understanding of what information each record or report contains will better enable each of us to use these resources to their maximum benefit. This Records page is a work-in-progress; please follow the active links to the desired web page.


VITAL RECORDS:
Birth Records (New York City)
Marriage Records (New York City)
Death Records
     Death Certificates (New York City)
     Death Certificates (New York State)
     Burial-Transit Permits
     The International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

    
CENSUS REPORTS:
Federal Census
City Census (New York City)


NEW YORK CITY & TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES:
City Directories
Telephone Directories


SOCIAL SECURITY RECORDS:
Death Index


VOTER REGISTRATION RECORDS:
Board of Elections Voter Registration


MILITARY RECORDS:
World War I Draft Registration Cards
World War II Draft Registration Cards
World War II Army Enlistment Records


IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION RECORDS:
Immigration
 Ship Manifests
    Script Samples
       Given Names
      Towns of Last Residence
      Deciphering Upper Case Letters
 Certificates of Arrival
 Passenger Arrival Card Indexes
 HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Cards

Naturalization
  Naturalization Records
  Military Naturalizations
  "Old Law" Naturalizations
  Women and U.S. Naturalization Law


PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDS:
New York City Building Photos 1939-1941


 

  banner photo: The Geography and Map Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

 



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