2017-09-28 02:30:28 UTC
I am going to be doing another round of lookups next week and wanted to offer if
anyone needs documents from the New York Municipal Archives or naturalizations or
Manhattan probate. I might alos be doing the NY Public Library lookups.
I will be available to get copies of certificates at the NYC Municipal Archives.
Anyone who has availed my services in the past knows I have a sort of set routine.
On these trips I am basically working as your eyes and legs for people who can not
get to the Archives themselves. Generally what I do is transcribe certificates (or
buy copies) where you have already found the numbers from the online indexes or
sometimes check for missing records with the tools at the Archives.
Yes I can retrieve the City Clerk marriage licenses, the ones where the indexes
went on line recently, and up to 1950 is available at the Archives. As a reminder
I can only access births through 1909, marriages through 1937, City Clerk licenses
through 1950 (after that requires going to the marriage bureau); and deaths through
Also I can do naturalizations at the NY Supreme Court which is in the same
building and probates for Manhattan.
I ask everyone to cover the costs including the printing of certificates (if you
want them) which is $11 each plus to help offset my costs.
What I do is take the details you have and in the case of the Archives I actually
look at each certificate on the microfilm before placing the copy order to make
sure it is what you said it was. Sometimes I have to clean up errors in
transcription of numbers, research from your info to find the correct certificate
I pay for the certificates and then trust you to reimburse me. I can either scan
and email or mail certificates. I type notes and email.
Please understand that generic searches when you only have vague details (like
Hirsch married Sima but that's all I know) or are trying to breakdown a brickwall
that you have been working at for years requires an investment of time beyond a
quick retrieval and I can not include in this offer.
I am always happy to discuss any and all research questions involving NYC area
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