Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 22, 2014 in Collections

We did launch a few collections over the past week that weren’t all about New York…


The U.S., Dutch Church Records from Selected States, 1660–1926, database includes some records from Pennsylvania and New Jersey…as well as New York.

dutch church


New Mexico and Texas, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1870–1970, are a long way from the Big Apple.

new mexico methodists


So are New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866–1955, which can include names, street addresses, and occupations.

Makes you hope they never stop printing phone books, doesn’t it?





  1. BobNY

    Paul wrote on 17 January in the original NY blog post:

    Bob and John,

    The jurisdictional questions crossed my mind, but I don’t know if that is the answer. We are a looking into it, and I’ll pass along what I find out.

    In case you forgot, the original question was:
    For example, you state there are births for Manhattan, 1878 -1909. In actuality, there are no Manhattan births for 1878 through September 1900. There are also no Manhattan births for 1908 & 1909.

    A similar situation exists for Brooklyn (Kings Co.).

  2. don

    Phone books are becoming less and less useful – think about all the people who are dropping their land-lines and just using cell phones 100%. Future generations of genealogists won’t find us in phone books the same way we found our ancestors.

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