ello! My name is Kristen Howell, and I am your County Coordinator for New York City, New York (aka, Manhattan Island). Thanks for stopping by!
Please pardon our dust. We're continually rebuilding the New York City site and adding new information. We hope that you'll stop by again soon to view our progress! This is an ongoing collective project. Please feel free to make helpful suggestions for improvements to the site, contribute information and links -- or to offer assistance. If you need to post a query regarding New York City genealogy, please post here.
You will notice that there are no direct email links to volunteers on this web site. Instead of placing email links to our volunteers, we now have a small graphic which lists the volunteers' email address. This has been done specifically as an anti-spam measure. Email address harvesting has become quite sophisticated - there are now robot computer programs that crawl through web pages searching for email addresses. The result could be more spam for our treasured volunteers unless we use the email graphics.
To send an email to any of the volunteers listed on this web site, simply copy their email address into your email client (as opposed to just clicking on a link as we used to do in the past).
Do you have a family homepage featuring families particularly associated with New York City? If so, please let me know and I'll link it to the Roots web page. Just send an email to the address below:
In keeping with the purpose of The USGenWeb Project, these pages are dedicated to providing data and resources FREE to family historians everywhere who are tracing families in New York City. We hope this site, along with the resources, links, addresses and GenConnect boards will offer you a way to collaborate with others researching common family lines. We sincerely hope these new additions will continue to assist you in your research.
New York GenWeb has initiated the County of the Month Award to recognize the efforts of county sponsors to provide outstanding resources and assistance to county visitors. If you like what you see on these pages, make your nominations to Bob Sullivan by sending an email to the address below:
So grab a comfy chair, kick off your shoes, and visit with us for a while. We have all kinds of things going on here. You're sure to find something to interest or amuse you.
Thanks for visiting and happy hunting!