Manhattan / New York City, New York

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Welcome to the Manhattan County portion of the NYGenWeb.
Manhattan County has been totally rejuvenated and moved from the RootsWeb/ Ancestry Servers.
My name is Martha and I am the new County Coordinator.
I do not live in New York, but am an experienced online Researcher,
I will be happy to answer questions and perhaps help locate that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'
I can be contacted via Email: Please use this Link

With Thanks to all former County Coordinators:
1996 - 2015: Kristen Howell ~ 2015 - 2016: Martha Magill ~ 2017: Bridget Key

Table of Contents
History ~ Biographies ~ Search ~ Maps ~ Queries ~ Lookups ~ What's New
Vital Records ~ Obituaries ~ Family Search: Historical Images
Cemeteries ~ Military ~ Native American Resources ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Odds & Ends [And Old Manhattan Co. Files]

Search Manhattan County
Manhattan County Neighbors:
Richmond [Staten Island] ~ Bronx ~ Queens ~ Kings [Brooklyn]
and in New Jersey
Bergen and Hudson Counties

History ~ Biographies ~ Maps ~ Queries ~ Lookups ~ What's New

A Brief History of Manhattan: Wiki ~ World Trade Center Memorial

New York City Places and Spaces [New Archive Site]

"Former Towns of NY City"  [Wiki]

Books and Biographies
I have located a nice selection of Historical Books and Biographies: FS Catalog & The Site

Illustrated History of the Borough of Queens:
By George Von Skal
Compiled By:
FT Smiley Publishing Co., New York City: 1908
The Index is Here ~ Read Online or Download
History of the Bronx Borough: City of New York
Compiled for the North Side News:
Randall Comfort, AB, LLB
North Side News Press, 149th Street and Bergen Avenue, 1906
The Biographical Index is Here ~ The Historical Index is Here
The aristocracy of New York, who they are and what they were : being a social and business history of the city for many years
Author: Armstrong, William, 1718-
Autobiography of N.T. Hubbard : with personal reminiscences of New York City from 1789 to 1875
Author: Hubbard, N. T. (Nathaniel Tuthill), 1785-
Biographical catalogue descriptive of the portraits belonging to the Society of the New York Hospital
Author: Society of the New York Hospital
The Brown book : a biographical record of public officials of the city of New York for 1898-9
Contributions to the history of ancient families of New Amsterdam and New York
Author: Purple, Edwin R. (Edwin Ruthven), 1831-1879; Purple, Samuel S. (Samuel Smith), 1822-1900
General biographical catalogue of Auburn Theological Seminary, 1818-1918
Author: Auburn Theological Seminary (New York, New York); Adams, John Quincy, 1849-1940; Hinke, William John, 1871-1947
Herringshaw's city blue book of biography : New Yorkers of 1917, ten thousand biographies: Several Years, 1916-1917-1919
History of the City of New York, 1609-1909 : from the earliest discoveries to the Hudson-Fulton...
Author: Leonard, John William
The Index is Here: The Biographies are on pages 485-953
Read Online or Download
In memoriam, Rev. G.F. Krotel, D.D., LL. D. : born February 4, 1826, died May 17, 1907
Leslie's history of the greater New York
Author: Van Pelt, Daniel
There are Three Volumes, the Biographies are in Vol 3
The Index is Here ~ Read Online or Download
Lives of the clergy of New York and Brooklyn : embracing two hundred biographies of eminent living men in all denominations.  Also, the history of each sect and congregation
Author: Patten, J Alexander (James Alexander)
Makers of New York : an historical work, giving portraits and sketches of the most eminent citizens of New York
Author: Morris, Charles, 1833-1922
The Index is Here
The New York of Yesterday : a descriptive narrative of old Bloomingdale, its topographical features, its early families and their genealogies...
Author: Mott, Hopper Striker, 1854-; Reformed Church (Bloomingdale, New York)
There are marvelous records in this Book:
Biographies ~ Baptism Records ~ Marriages [Bk 1 / Bk 2]
Indexes: Biographies ~ Baptism's & Marriages
Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899 : a companion volume to King's handbook of New York City
Author: King, Moses, 1853-1909
Off-hand portraits of prominent New Yorkers
Author: Fiske, Stephen, 1840-1916
The old merchants of New York City [5Vols]
Author: Barrett, Walter
Prominent families of New York : being an account in biographical form of individuals and families...
Author: Historical Company (New York, N.Y.)
Recollections of persons and events chiefly in the city of New York : being selections from his journal
Author: Mathews, J. M. (James McFarlane), 1785-1870
A seven years' record of the Society of Alumni of Bellevue Hospital, 1915-1921 : being the year-book with memorials of those who died in the Great War
Author: Carlisle, Robert J.
The Index is Here
Sunshine and shadow in New York
Author: Smith, Matthew Hale, 1810-1879
Note: Really interesting history of "Social Life"
Who's who in New York, city and state:
1904, 1907, 1909, 1914 [1904-Film]
The NY Genealogical & Biographical Record, Many Films / with Indexes

Historical Maps and Atlases for New York City [Public Library]
Smithsonian: Interactive Map for New York City [1836 > Now]
Historic District Maps for Manhattan
Digital Atlases for New York City ~ NY City Map: Online Portal
NY Digital Gallery of Maps: Extensive Collection of Antiquarian Maps
Getty Geographical Thesaurus ~ Perry Castaneda ~ Quadrangles Surveyor's Base Maps
 Bureau of Land Management
 USGS Maps ~ 1869 Railroad Map ~ Sanborn Maps: Library of Congress
Michael Fox Map Collection ~ Digitized Plat Maps / Atlases
Map Goose  ~
The Alabama Collection
Borchert Map Library ~ "Home Town Locator"
The Viele Map of underground waterways

Queries & Lookups
There is a Mail List for the NYGenWeb:
Please use the link below to Subscribe
Queries may also be posted using links on Cyndi's List
The Lookup List was 14 years old, so those volunteers and their resources will not be listed.
If there is anyone who has access to local records, and wishes to volunteer,
please contact the County Coordinator: Martha [Temporary]
Lookups & Free Digital Archival Newspapers
I have access to the following Subscription Databases and am happy to do limited lookups:
Heritage Hub ~ NewBank ~ Access World News ~ LA Times ~ NY Times
Contact: Martha - Volunteer
My Heritage: Library Edition - Collections
Census & Voter Lists ~ Histories, Memories & Biographies ~ Birth, Marriage & Death
Public Records ~ Schools & Universities ~ Directories, Guides & References
Maps ~ Immigration & Travel ~ Books & Publications
Military ~ Newspapers ~ Family Trees ~ Photos ~ Government, Land, Court & Wills

I will do limited lookups on My Heritage: Contact Martha

If you have local resources, please contact the State Coordinator [Tim Stowell] for more Information
also... 'History Hub' = New Lookup Service
Search for Living People: Zaba Search

"What's New"
There were few actual data resources on the old Manhattan Pages, so almost everything will be new.

But, that said, these links may be of interest
Manhattan Links: Miscellaneous Information from the old Pages

Ephemeral New York
historical articles about the city based upon ephemera, photographs and paintings
Seneca Village: an African-American settlement destroyed in the building of Central Park
NYC Streets: A Guide to Former Street Names in Manhattan
"Forgotten New York"
Old Watercourses in New York City
Jewish Virtual Library ~ American Jewish Historical Society ~ Jewish Genealogical Society of New York
Center for Jewish History / Family History Database Search
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History
New-York Historical Society
The Italian Genealogical Group - includes databases for the five boroughs
The Ireland GenWeb Project ~ The National Archives of Ireland
Vital Records at the New York City Municipal Archives
Birth - prior to 1910 ~ Death - prior to 1949 ~ Marriage - prior to 1930
The National Archives at New York City
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
New York Passenger List Arrivals Manifests - by The Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

The Forgotten of Ellis Island
Deaths in Quarantine, 1909-1911
This Site is on RootsWeb "Free Pages" which will go static and be moved 'Early January 2024'
As of 21 December 2023, we do not know the new url's.
So, the link above will work for a while, I will try and find the new one when the files are uploaded.
The original pages were created in 2012 and never moved or updated.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
includes databases for passenger search and ship search ( with ship manifests)
Castle Garden Immigration Records Search
FS Wiki with Record Links
Hart Island Public Burial Ground Interment Database
The Hart Island Project with Post-1979 Burial Search

Please stop by and check regularly as I will try and find more information.

"The Fine Print"
State Coordinator: Robert [Bob] Sullivan
Assistant State Coordinator: Martha A C Graham
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Updated: 27 March 2024
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