Friday, January 9, 2009

Have roots in NYC in the early 20th-century?

Thanks to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), you can obtain copies of photos of your family's residences in any of the five boroughs taken from 1939 to 1941. Originally created for tax purposes, the images were adopted by the city's Archives Department and are now available to interested parties, including family historians.

For further details about obtaining photos of your family's home, see the Staten Island Genealogy Blog's Obtaining Photos of Your Ancestral Home or visit to place an order. Prices start at $35 plus shipping.

1 comment:

  1. This rocks! Thanks for posting the link to the site. I have so many ancestors in the 5 borough area.



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