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The Irish / British Genealogy Group Message Board › NOTES FROM THE NYPL TALK

NOTES FROM THE NYPL TALK

Bridget
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New York, NY
Post #: 76
For those that may have not had the opportunity to either jot down notes or attend here are a few points I gathered (for those that attended please feel free to add your thoughts too or amend if I transcribed incorrectly)

OVERVIEW

*4/5 of all Irish landed in New York
*Brian Mitchell and David Ouimette both great writers of handbooks of getting started on Irish genealogy (section 7 of the library)
*Inheriting family names began more than a 1000 years ago in Ireland and much longer than other Euro countries
*Go to the catalogue search on the library's computers and enter "THE SURNAME (of choice) family"
*NYPL's records include vital records, US Catholic Sources, books of transcriptions, famine names
*On the open shelves a book 1846-1851 "The Famine Immigrants", who arrived into the port of NY
*Info on the 69th regiment and the draft riots; 1,646 records on civil war regiments
*Have published obituaries from the Irish Times (Irish American newspaper)
*Hold a number of Irish Genealogical Periodicals
*Via heritagequest database, and the PERSI database, you enter the the surname with citations and see what periodicals could have been written about that surname
*all New York libraries offer free access to ancestry.com
*Emigrant Savings Bank records - contain some great info like address, where born, where the individual arrived, ship, parents, siblings, where they lived
*Origins is another website on offer
*Records also include the 1831-1921 Boston Pilot (searching for lost relatives)
*Records: NY State Census (1895,1905,1915,1925 - microfilm)
*NYC Police Census (1890 - on microfilm)
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