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We work with a vast and ever-growing array of repository and online documentation and resources, as well as resources that we own. The focus leads from the 19th into the 21st century.

We research where the trail leads, whether at the federal, state, county, or municipal level, or in libraries, private collections, or online.

Through associates in other parts of the United States and abroad, who are experts in their own localities, research capabilities are worldwide.


  1. BulletSurrogate’s Courts/ Probate Courts

  2. BulletCity Registers/ Registry of Deeds

  3. BulletCounty Clerk’s Offices

  4. BulletCivil Courts

  5. BulletNational Archives and Records Administration: Washington, DC and branches

  6. BulletNew York City Municipal Archives

  7. BulletOffice of the City Clerk

  8. BulletDepartments of Health (NYC, NYS, and elsewhere)

  9. BulletBoards of Elections

  10. BulletNew York Public Library and libraries wherever needed

  11. BulletCenter for Jewish History

  12. BulletHistorical Societies

  13. BulletReligious Institutions

  14. BulletMuseums and Auction Houses

  15. BulletNew York State Library and Archives (Albany)

  16. BulletLibrary of Congress


  1. Bullet  Birth, marriage (licenses and certificates), divorce

            and death indexes and records

  1. Bullet  Naturalization records: federal and state courts

  2. Bullet  Censuses: federal and state

  3. Bullet  Immigration records/ passenger manifests

  4. Bullet  Military records

  5. Bullet  Voter Registrations

  6. Bullet  Real Property Records

  7. Bullet  Probate and Administration Files

  8. Bullet  Guardianships/ Conservatorships

  9. Bullet  Cemetery Records/ Interment Lists

  10. Bullet  Newspapers: Digitized and Microfilm

  11. Bullet  Name Change Petitions

  12. Bullet  Incorporation/ DIssolution Records

  13. Bullet  Judgments

  14. Bullet  Criminal Records

  15. Bullet  Ecclesiastical Records

  16. Bullet  Unclaimed Funds

  17. Bullet  Databases for Living Persons

  18. Bullet  City Directories and Online Directories

  19. Bullet  Professional and Organizational Directories

  20. Bullet  Social Networking Sites