These are the links we looked at:
These we didn’t, so here’s an explanation (which relates to your page of notes from Tuesday):
Brooklyn Historical Society – this is an alternate location for Brooklyn conveyance records.
ProQuest – this we will look at next Tuesday – it requires either a subscription, a visit to the library, or a NYC public library card (though unclear how much of it is available via library card). ProQuest is a service that started by scanning the entire run of the New York Times from 1851 to date, and making it searchable; it has since expanded to thousands of publications, PhD dissertations, books, and all kinds of other things – absolutely invaluable.
Brooklyn Eagle on-line (the site also includes two more Brooklyn newspapers) – This is a site that focuses on the Brooklyn Eagle, but only to a certain date.
Fulton History – on-line newspapers – this one is amazing – covers millions of pages of newspapers throughout New York State, including ones long closed that aren’t included in ProQuest (e.g., the New York Sun) plus obscure local papers (like “The Wave” – a newspaper for the Rockaways). A clunky search engine, but invaluable. We will look at next Tuesday.
The rest of these are pretty much self-explanatory – go explore!
New York Public Library:
Main catalog – what it sounds like.
Local history and genealogy room – the web site for this fabulous resource on local history
New-York Historical Society library – as above
Jewish Genealogical Society – an extraordinary site, including material that relates to all genealogical records, not just the particularly Jewish sources
American Family Immigration History Center – at Ellis Island
Ancestry.com – a subscription site, but available at the public library (the big research libraries). I found my grandfather’s draft card on this site!
Brooklyn History Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library – a collection worth checking for any Brooklyn research
Bronx Historical Society – ditto for Bronx research
LaGuardia Community College archive – Queens interest, and LaGuardia (the Mayor) interest
Queens Collection (Jamaica branch, Queens public library) – fabulous Queens archive, amazing what you can find there
Queens Historical Society – worth a look
Staten Island Historical Society – essential for Staten Island