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    ntroducing Historical Vital Records NYC! Browse, search and download more than 10 million birth, death and marriage records from 1855-1949. Click here to learn more. 

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NEWLY DIGITIZED

    More than 720,000 newly digitized historical photographs of every house and building in the 5 boroughs can be searched and viewed in the gallery.

31 Chambers Street - originally built to house the Hall of Records.
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    The Municipal Archives and Library has reopened for researchers by appointment only. Click here to find out how to schedule an appointment. 



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GOOD NEWS


    Our new facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at Industry City is now welcoming patrons – by appointment. This major investment in state-of-the-art storage and a research space will ensure preservation of and access to the City’s heritage for generations to come. Click here to learn more.

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    Help preserve New York City’s historical treasures by adopting an item for conservation treatment.

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