The New York Historical Society Museum & Library was New York’s first museum, established in 1804. They have online collections for family history research including some birth and death records, maps, photos, military records & more.

 

 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

BIRTH, MARRIAGE, & DEATH RECORDS

 

Birth Records

 

 

Death Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

RESIDENCE RECORDS

 

Maps

  • Maps – The New-York Historical Society’s map collection ranges from the 17th century to the present and includes both printed and manuscript items. Geographic scope varies by time period, but…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

MILITARY RECORDS

 

  • Selections from the seventh regiment records – The 7th Regiment records, 1767-1983 (bulk 1830-1947) document the history and administration of the 7th Regiment of New York. The bulk of the material pertains to regimental management,…

 

War of 1812

 

Civil War

  • Civil war collections – The New-York Historical Society’s rich collections that document the Civil War include recruiting posters for New York City regiments of volunteers; stereographic views documenting the…

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

DAILY LIFE RECORDS

 

Employment & Occupations

  • Time, inc. Department head lists, 1949-1987 – Part of the extensive Time Inc. archive donated to the New-York Historical Society in 2015, this collection of Time Inc. department head lists and directories spanning nearly four decades…

 

Ethnic

African-American

 

History

  • Witness to the early american experience – This collection contains digital images of historical documents from the New-York Historical Society’s Library that preserve the words of hundreds of eyewitnesses to the American…

 

Language

  • Five timucua language imprints, 1612-1635 – The five works in this collection are among the earliest known primary sources that provide information about the now-extinct language of the Timucua, a Native American people who once lived…

 

Libraries, Museums, & Archives

 

Manuscripts

  • American manuscripts – The New-York Historical Society’s manuscript collections contain over 20,000 linear feet of archival materials, including family papers and organizational and business records. This…
  • Autobiography of luis de carvajal the younger – Luis de Carvajal the Younger (1567?-December 8, 1596) was the nephew of Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, the governor of León, Mexico. The Carvajals are the best known conversos (‘New…
  •  Manuscripts relating to slavery – The New-York Historical Society holds fifteen important manuscript collections relating to slavery in the United States and the Atlantic slave trade. With over 12,000 pages of text dating…

 

Photographs, Drawings, Engravings, etc

  • Asher b. Durand sketchbooks – Asher B. Durand (1796–1886), a central artist of the Hudson River School, spent nearly twenty-four years as a successful commercial engraver. His talent as an engraver was based on his…
  • Highlights from the drawing collection – This digital collection highlights 207 of the most significant drawings from the New-York Historical Society’s drawing collection. The drawing collection, numbering over 8,000 sheets, is…
  • Highlights from the painting collection – The 881 images presented here highlight the New-York Historical Society’s outstanding collection of over 2,500 American paintings — primarily portraits, genre scenes, and landscapes —…
  • Highlights from the sculpture collection – The New-York Historical Society holds an encyclopedic collection of over 800 works documenting the full range of representational sculpture in the United States from the colonial period to…
  • Highlights from the tiffany glass collection – Louis C. Tiffany (1848–1933) was the artistic genius behind Tiffany Studios. However, he was not the exclusive designer of its lamps, windows, and luxury objects: Clara Driscoll (1861–1944),…
  • John rogers sculpture collection, 1859-1888 – 
  • Cass gilbert presentation drawings – This digital collection highlights 41 presentation drawings from the Cass Gilbert Architectural Collection at the New-York Historical Society. A list of Gilbert’s best-known structures…
  • Photographs of new york city and beyond – The extensive photograph collections at the New-York Historical Society are particularly strong in portraits and documentary images of New York-area buildings and street scenes from 1839 to…
  • Subway construction photograph collection, 1900-1950 – The Subway Construction Photograph Collection, 1900-1950, includes over 72,500 photographs taken by various New York City transportation agencies during the construction of the New York City…

 

Posters, etc

  • Ephemera collections – The New-York Historical Society’s ephemera collections, currently being digitized, include broadsides, posters, and dining menus, as well as hundreds of thousands of items of many.

 

Slaves & Slavery

  • Manuscripts relating to slavery – The New-York Historical Society holds fifteen important manuscript collections relating to slavery in the United States and the Atlantic slave trade. With over 12,000 pages of text dating…

 

Societies

  • New-york historical society quarterly – The New-York Historical Society Quarterly (1917-1980) is an outstanding resource for the study of nearly every aspect of New York and American history and material culture, especially as…

 

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