Power Course: New York Genealogy


  • You’re intimidated by New York genealogy
  • You’re looking for new resources to plunder for New York family research
  • You have ancestors from New York City and want tips specific to that city

Whether your ancestor was an Ellis Island immigrant, a jazz pianist in Harlem or a workman on the Erie Canal, this class will help dig up your New York roots. Both newcomers to New York and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Empire State ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to give you an intense dose of learning on one topic. You’ll have one week to go through about two hours worth of course materials. In the time it takes to walk from one end of Manhattan to the other, you’ll give your research skills a huge boost, and come away with new tools and techniques that you can use immediately to find more ancestors.This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Essential New York history, vital records and immigration, ethnicity-based records and top websites
  • Top records sources for New York family research, fast facts and key resources
  • A breakdown of New York counties, record highlights, research tips and general resources
  • New York City genealogy essentials, such as the New York City Surrogates Court and New York Public Library


  • A one-hour video presentation on New York genealogy records and research strategies
  • A quick-reference PDF guide explaining New York genealogy how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources and a timeline of New York history
  • A in-depth PDF guide with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them


  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in the First Steps series, Discover Your Family Tree, is a helpful foundation if you’ve never done genealogical research before.

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