New York Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

With one of the largest populations in the country, it is no wonder that New York also boasts a large number of genealogy gurus within its midst. People with a fascination for tracing their family trees in this great state will find that New York family history centers offer some of the best resources around. The offices are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is the largest library of its kind in the world. With thousands of microfilm, print publication and computer technology options, New Yorkers are bound to find what they are looking for at these centers run by the New York LDS church.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to fhc@archives.com

Brockport Ward Family History Center
4088 Lake Rd
Brockport, New York 14420
(716) 637-2030

Brroklyn New York Family History Center
1212 Glenwood Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11230
(718) 434-8245

Schoharie Valley NY Family History Center
Church St
Central Bridge, New York 12035
(518) 868-2049
Notes: may not be open in severe weather, call ahead

Elmira NY Family History Center
1060 W Broad St
Horseheads, New York 14845
(607) 739-8002

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
114 Burleigh Dr
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 257-0428

Kingston NY Family History Center
Fording Place
Lake Katrine, New York 12449
(914) 382-2170

Syracuse NY Family History Center
4889 Bear Rd
Liverpool, New York 13088
(315) 457-5172

Albany New York Stake Family History Center
411 Loudon Rd (Rte 9)
Loundonville, New York 01221
(518) 463-4581

Lowville Branch, Lewis County
E State St
Lowville, New York 13367
(315) 376-9386
Notes: olgrymar@myfamily.com

Lynbrook NY Family History Center
10 Peninsula Blvd
Lynbrook, New York 11563
(516) 599-8079
Notes: (Downstairs)

LDS Church
229 W Center St
Medina, New York 14103
(716) 798-4252

Middletown
384 Silverlake-Scotchtown Rd
Middletown, New York 10940
(914) 692-0364

Newburgh NY Family History Center
485 Mount Airy Rd
New Windsor, New York 12553
(914) 564-6785

New York Foundling Hospital
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10011
(212) 206-4171

New York Family History Center
125 Columbus Ave
New York, New York 10023
212-799-2414
Notes: Across from Lincoln Center

Norwich NY Family History Center
4 Cole Dr
Norwich, New York 13815
(607) 336-6341

Church of the LDS
Middle Rd
Oneida, New York 13421
(315) 363-8070

Kreag Road Family History Center
460 Kreag Rd
Pittsford, New York 14530
(716) 248-9930
Notes: may close in bad weather

Plainview Family History Center
160 Washington Ave
Plainview, New York 11803
(516) 433-0122

Plattsburg NY Family History Center
22 Dennis Ave
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 561-1092

Queens, New York Family History Center
86-16 60th Rd
Rego Park, New York 11373
(718) 478-5337

Rochester NY Stake Center
1400 Westfall Rd
Rochester, New York 14618
(716) 271-5040

Westchester - New York Family History Center
60 Wayside Ln
Scarsdale, New York 10853
(914) 723-4022

Vestal NY Family History Center
305 Murray Hill Rd
Vestal, New York 13850
(607) 797-3900

Watertown NY Family History Center
Ivest Street Rd
Watertown, New York
(315) 788-4161

Oneonta NY Family History Center
Balmoral Ave, Off Rte 23
West Oneonta, New York 13861
(607) 432-7242

Utica Stake Family History Center
8439 Clark Mills Rd
Whitesboro, New York 13492
(315) 736-7414

FHC
1424 Maple Rd
Williamsville, New York 14221
(716) 688-6438

Yorktown NY Family History Center
Route 134
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
(914) 941-9150

New York Genealogy Resources

New York has an epic history. Henry Hudson famously explored the river surrounding this area and claimed it for the Dutch in 1609 calling it New Netherland. Not long after, a battle for land and colonial power ensued between these New Netherland residents and New Englanders on Long Island. Then in 1664, the English seized the Dutch colony and renamed it for the Duke of York. New York was admitted to statehood in 1788, but later--in the 1800s and 1900s--New York became America's busiest port of entry as it welcomed millions of immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity. Statewide birth, marriage, and death registrations began in1880, but don't overlook this state's other key genealogical resources including its extensive collection of immigration and naturalization, records. Whether your ancestors were among the early settlers, or the "huddled masses" arriving during the periods of mass migration, you'll find an abundance of historical documents to put you in an "Empire State of Mind" for your family history pursuits.

New York State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 474-3038

New York State
Department of Economic Development
1 Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12245
(800) 225-5697
Website

Central New York Genealogical Society
Box 104 Colvin Station
Syracuse, NY 13205
Website

National Archives Records Administration
Northeast Region - New York
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
(866) 840-1752
Website

New York City Municipal Archives
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
(212) 639-9675
Website

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
122 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 755-8532
Website

New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400
Website

New York Public Library
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0830
Website

New York State Archives
State Education Department, Cultural Education Center
Room 11A36, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-8955
Website

New York State LibraryCultural Education Center
Seventh Floor Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5161
Website

Western New York Genealogical Society
Box 338
Hamburg, NY 14075
Website

New York Genealogy Websites

Ancestor Hunt - New York

Castle Garden - America's First Immigration Center

Cyndi's List - New York

Ellis Island

FamilySearch Wiki - New York

Linkpendium: New York Genealogy and Family History

Migrations New York

New Netherlands Institute 2009 Project

New York GenWeb Project

New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

New York State Newspaper Project


New York Record Collections

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