Historical Records

The Municipal Archives holds historical records that document the actions of City government, dating to the colonial era.

Genealogy

Our family history holdings include vital records for births, deaths, and marriages for the five New York City boroughs.

Collections

Search our finding aids, view digital collections, and read our blog for collection highlights and news. For research assistance please contact research@records.nyc.gov.

Order

Order high quality prints from our collections, and copies of historical records, including birth, death and marriage records.