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About New York City Department of Records

The New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives is your portal to the City’s past. With 10 million vital records and 2 million photographs the Archives is an essential resource for family historians from around the world. The Archives’ diverse collections dating back to the 1600s provide a wealth of unique information. Explore our holdings on-line, or plan a trip to see exhibitions in the new Visitor Center in our magnificent Beaux-Arts headquarters at 31 Chambers Street in the heart of Manhattan’s Civic Center.

*The New York City Department of Records wishes to thank The Italian Genealogical Group and the German Genealogy group for their tireless volunteer efforts over the past 10 years in the creation of these amazing indexes.

Contact Us

Visit us at New York City Department of Records

Address Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street
New York, NY   10007

Hours of operation

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phone

(212) NEW-YORK

Email Address archives@records.nyc.gov