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Questions tagged [new-york-city]

For questions about New York City (i.e. five boroughs of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island). For other counties of New York State use the new-york-state tag.

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Deciphering lines from 1909 Ellis Island record?

I am trying to read some lines from an Ellis Island record. The record is from 1909 and I managed to read everything except the details of the contact/address for the person in question. It is the ...
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Seeking image from New York 1860 Federal Census Index?

In Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census? I mentioned that: Robert [Sellars] is another son who [in 1855] was living in the same Albany ward as Hugh (...
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Spanish Great Great Grandfather born 1839 Catalonia

On of my great great grandfathers was born in Spain in 1838 and emigrated to NY around 1858. I have plenty of records of his after entering the U.S. but nothing pertaining to him before his appearance ...
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What is the “household members” number in the New York birth index?

On Ancestry they have a search of the birth record index for New York City. One of the data fields is called "household members" and it has a long number. What does this mean? Here is an example:
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Finding FHC File #'s in New York City?

I have several birth, marriage, and death certificate numbers from New York City. How do I cross-reference the corresponding FHC File #?
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Trying to find dates for cabinet cards with Brooklyn business information and addresses?

We have 2 cabinet cards and a cabinet-card-esque photograph that I believe are from the early 1900s that we are trying to date more concretely based on writing on the three cards. The first image has ...
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What is this man's uniform and probable decade of photograph?

This is a photograph of a man whom I suspect is Stephen Caldwell Roach, born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, 1839 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9RF-YGM The photo is from an older relative ...
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Just found out I may have a half sister [closed]

I recently found out that when my father was 16, he got a young lady pregnant. Being as that my dad didn't marry my mom until he was in his 30's, the young woman in question is obviously not my mom. ...
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Is Frances CHADWICK also Catherine Pearl?

My great-grandfather, James C. Siegel of Schenectady, New York (30 AUG 1884 - 13 DEC 1951) was married to a Catharine Pearl Chadwick on June 30; I don't have the year and this information from a ...
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Finding parents for ancestor born in 1820 at New York who has no birh record?

I am attempting to locate the parents of my 3x Great Grandfather. There is no birth certificate as he was born in 1820 in New York, New York. That birth date and location comes from this 1850 ...
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Finding 1907 New York City arraignment results?

In searching my great grandfather, I came across an article in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6/16/1907) of the arrest of a man with the same name (Harry Farson - not sure if they are one in the same yet, ...
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Census 1905 address 89 Madison St. Brooklyn, New York [closed]

I would like to see 1905 census for 89 Madison St. Brooklyn, NY.
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Identifying William Elijah Vedder's mother in New York City?

I have been searching online to find the mother of my great grandfather William Elijah Vedder. His father, Elijah S Vedder, I have found in many records, but not in 1860. He had at least 4 different ...
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Where to find online records of New York City Potter's Field / Hart Island pre-1980?

I recently have read a few articles about New York City's Potter's field on Hart Island. According to Wikpedia's article Hart Island (New York) and a New York City Corrections Department history ...
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Nationality on Naturalization record Marine Court NYC?

My ancestor was born in France in 1804. All records list France as his place of birth except his naturalization record in the Marine Court of NYC in 1841. On that record his place of birth was ...
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Is there an archive of Polish or Hungarian passport applications from 1900-1940 from New York consulates?

I'm wondering if anyone knows if there are archives which contain Polish passport applications or Hungarian passport applications from respective consulates in New York between 1900 and 1940. Would ...
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Name Changes in New York City during 1830s?

Are there records for people who changed their names in New York City (NYC) in the 1830's? My ancestor was from France and changed his name after arriving in NYC in the 1830's.
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Finding birth details of baby abandoned in New York, 1938?

I am trying to determine the background of my deceased wife. She was left in Central Park N. Y. on a bench in 1938. She is deceased as of 2001. We had two daughters, and one daughter has tested most ...
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Searching for Immigration record of Henry Semler and wife Hulda Lange from Germany to US ca 1879?

I am searching for the immigration record of great grandfather Henry Semler (born ca 1848) and his wife Hulda Lange (born ca 1848) from German to New York, around the time of their marriage in 1879, ...
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Discovering New York City death and burial location?

A search result for my great uncle Salvador M Campos appeared recently in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 on Ancestry (in the Death and Wills category). Salvador M ...
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Finding New York City Police files?

My great-grandfather may have been the victim of an unsolved homicide in 1907. I have a death certificate which confirms the family story that he was hit over the head and died, but that is as far as ...
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Seeking Birth Certificate for Emilie Yznaga in New York City around 1859-1864?

Does anyone have records of Birth Certificates for births in New York, NY between the years of 1855 and 1864? If so, would it be possible to locate a birth certificate for a relative named Emilie ...
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Correcting Altered Records on FamilySearch.org?

Wonder if anybody can help me out on what I suspect is altered information from a marriage record. The info from the alleged marriage record is posted on familysearch.org. Portion of record is as ...
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Is there a place I can search specifically by birth date for a list of people born on that date?

I am looking for a different style of database that would allow me to execute an iterative search that instead of searching by name, it allows me to search primarily by birth date by area to get a ...
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Parsing census record (including in-laws) from New York City?

So I'm getting a bit confused trying to parse this census record: [Charles] Graham is the grandfather I care about. My mother doesn't know much about him since he died when she was young, but the ...
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Finding original surname of 20th Century Russian immigrant to United States?

My Great Grandfather Abraham moved here from Vilna Russia in early 1900's with his wife Udis Rose and two children, Arthor and Bella. They started in New York City and at some point changed the last ...
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Finding 20th Century Irish Ship Passenger to New York on Manifest?

I am trying to find a passenger ship manifest listing an individual (Thersa Briget Connellan) travelling from Ireland to the USA. She was born in Clare Ireland Apr. 27, 1908 and we have found her ...
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Using a card index to find Probate records?

Since I asked the question about working with unindexed probate records, I have located some card indexes for administrations in Queens County New York online (as images which can be browsed) and one ...
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Looking for two Greek passengers who probably arrived in New York in 1923

I'm trying to locate the following family (both Greek) on the passenger lists: George (Georgios) Vogiatzis Charalampos Vogiatzis Must have arrived in New York probably in 1923 after the Minor Asia ...
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What do C-1 and B-2 mean on 1957 US Immigration record?

Can anyone help with what C-1 and B-2 mean in the last column on the image below mean please? Searches on Google now only relate to current Visa requirements I cannot find what these historical ...
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Finding people who have moved within the same geographical area?

In an answer to the question How would you handle a census record that is almost certainly the target family but which has too many discrepancies? I wrote about a family in my research area for which ...
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What New York City vital records are covered by this index on FamilySearch?

When records have been extracted and indexed, but the images are not available online, how can I find out more information about how the index was made, and what fields were on the original records? ...
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Which FHL microfilms are available to view online?

My research subjects are two sisters who lived in College Point, Queens, NY. For the sister who died in 1902, I have the date of death and certificate number from the collection "New York City, ...
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How to find a passenger who left NYC to europe around 1885-1913.

How to find a passenger manifest who left New York City to Europe around 1885-1913? I know he arrived to New York City, and there are 4 records at Ellis Island of people who would match him almost ...
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Finding ships records and death information for Richard Turkington who came to New York City before 1838?

My 2nd great-grandfather came to New York City sometime prior to my great-grandfather's birth in 1838. His wife was Bessie Louden, and my great-grandfather was orphaned at age 13, around 1851. This ...
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Locating a 20th century New York Death record

My Spanish great uncle was born Salvador Mouris Campos and naturalized as Compos. He was born July 1, 1886 and traveled from Havana to New York in 1917. Was subsequently drafted for WW1 that year. In ...
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Where else might I find a ship going from New York to London in Spring/Summer, 1911?

I am looking for the ship on which the following party traveled from New York to London in Spring or Summer, 1911: Charles Jay Foster Minna Cramer Foster Marie-Louise Foster Enid Foster Minna Van ...
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Who killed Katherine Ann (McFee/McPhee) Stevens?

Katherine Ann (McFee/McPhee) Stevens, was the wife of Mr. Byron E. Stevens. The couple resided in Brooklyn Ward 7, New York, USA with their 5 daughters(1). Story has it that Katherine was killed in ...
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Getting from New York to Chicago in the late 1800s

In an earlier question, GeneJ offered some evidence for how some of his ancestors traveled from Quebec to Wisconsin. I am wondering whether there are any records other than private recollections or ...
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Can anyone decipher the comment above Louis' name on this 1940 census record?

Finally posting my first question, after answering many ;-) The following 1940 census record from Bronx, New York has a comment written above Louis' name. It seems to start with "Party has" or "...
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Name change records for New York City (NYC)?

One of the people I am researching appears to have changed her name: in the 1915 NYC census she appears as Reva Osernoff, living with the Axel family: Similarly in the 1920 federal and 1930 censuses: ...
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Incorrect NYC marriage index?

I looked up the marriage between Lilly Axel and John J. Corper in the NY marriage index, and found this record. The wedding occurred on Dec 25 1919, and was registered in early 1920. I then ordered ...
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Seemingly missing NYC birth records

I am looking for birth records for the children of David Nechemias and Etta Ehrensaal. From census records, I have Beatrice (b. abt 1897), Helen (b. abt 1904), Sidney (b. about 1907) and Roselyn (b. ...
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Missing enumeration of Union St. in Flushing, Queens, NY in 1940 census?

I am looking for the resident of 42-42 Union St, Flushing, Queens, NY in 1940. I tried searching the 1940 census ancestry.com, restricting the search to Flushing with the street name as union (exact). ...
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Determining who died on particular voyage of ship?

One voyage of the ship William Stetson began the 26th of April, 1855 in Liverpool, England and ended the 27th of May, 1855 in New York. One account of the voyage says: The New York Herald of May 30,...
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Inconsistent marriage dates from NYC marriage index

Using the stevemorse.org marriage index for NYC, I found a marriage record between Jack D. Axel and Evelyn BC Samisch. Both records point to certificate 14837 (1915), but one lists the marriage date ...
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What does the “Copy of Record No” field on a naturalization petition index card mean?

I found the following image, and would like to know where it is referring me. What does the line across it mean?
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Where are the NYC vital records on FamilySearch?

In an answer to a question about New York records, efgen said: The NYC birth index is actually available through 1965 on microfilm. However, only the indexes through 1909 are currently available ...
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How can I link (or separate) the Civil War soldier and the photographer?

In 1862, John S Shipman advertised in the Brooklyn Standard Union that his services included "pictures taken of deceased persons" as well as "views made of private dwellings." How might I gather ...
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Finding New York City/State records relating to Sellars family (British subjects) births/deaths mid 19th century?

On advice of @efgen I split this question into two - one for New York and one for Panama, but left the same detail for both thinking the fact that Robert Sellars was in both geographic areas might ...