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Re: [NY] Databases & Indexes @ Public Librar

Hi Valencia:

The NY Public Library has been going through a series of cuts. All ot the data bases mentioned on this page except for about 4 are not accessible for a computer outside their systems.

So the message about free data bases is a bit misleading. Most of the data bases CAN be accessed if you go to the Schomburg or to the Main Library on 5th Avenue.

I envy some of the Afrigeneas family members whose smaller city libraries offer more data bases on line than New York does. For those who live outside of Manhattan, it is a drag to schlepp, wait for a computer (up to one hour or more) and are limited to how long they can use the data base.

This is not a reflection on the Library staff. One of the librarians (I don't know her name) on the first floor of the genealogy room (Fifth Avenue) is dedicated to helping everyone...she is a pearl.

K Wyer Lane

There are some 36 sources available. It is noted that one must be a
: resident to use these. Apparently there is no cost involved.
: Check it out and give us all feedback.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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