NYC Genealogy News

Rose Reading room at NYPL’s Schwarzman Building. Photo copyright Deborah A Barber.

New York City is starting to open up after over a year of COVID-19 related closings. The New York Public Library opened all its branches on July 6, including the Stephen A. Schwarzman building. Not all the resources at Schwarzman will be available on a walk-in basis though. Many of the research collections will still require an appointment to access.

The Municipal Archives will will re-open to the public on July 12 by appointment only. To schedule an appointment for family history research, email To schedule an appointment for library and archives research, email See this notice on their website for more information.

For more openings, including state-wide, the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society has a new post with details: Archives and Libraries: Summer Reopenings.

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