Family Research

 

Ancestry.com New York

Free access to Ancestry.com New York, available to New York State residents. 

Queens Borough Genealogy Wiki

Guide to Queens Borough New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

A Genealogist's Guide to Tracing People from Our Past

This detailed guide culls together numerous resources for conducting genealogy research, including church records, land office records, historic American newspapers, and immigration ports databases.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

This Website allows you to look up the date of arrival, last place of residence/birth place, and ship name of your ancestor; you can also purchase an archival-quality certificate of his or her passenger record, ship manifest, and/or ship image.

NYC Department of Records & Information Services

Research access to over 900,000 items digitized from the Municipal Archives' vast holdings, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings.

The New York Public Library Digital Collections

Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library.

Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS)

Property records and document images for Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn from 1966 to the present.

NYC Department of Finance Tax Maps

Official tax maps showing lot lines, block and lot numbers, street names, lot dimensions, and easements.

80s.NYC

Over 100,000 street segments and 800,000 building photos of 1980s New York.

Queens, New York Resources

Tables cross-referencing old street names in Queens to their new names.

Historic Map Works

Historic digital map database of North America and the world.

Historic Districts Council: Queens-Landmarks

A complete current listing of every legally designated historic district in Queens.

A Guide to Researching the History of a House
This detailed guide by HomeAdvisor culls together resources to aid with researching the history of a property, including census and court records, former owner research databases, historic American newspapers, and more.

Buying a Historic Home: Everything You Need to Know
This guide from Bankrate explains the benefits and challenges you may want to consider, including property restrictions and historic home tax benefits. Also included is a checklist to help home buyers make an informed purchase.