NYC program to focus on Catholic religious records

On Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m., the New York Irish History Roundtable, will present a lecture by Kate Feighery, Archival Manager for the Archdiocese of New York (and the Roundtable’s new Vice President for Local History). She will discuss strategies for discovering and using Catholic religious records — rewarding resources for information about Irish Catholic ancestors who lived in New York beginning in the early 1800s.

Topics to be explored include:
What a family-history researcher can expect to find.
Locations of christening, marriage & funeral records.
How records can be accessed.
Whether permissions are necessary.
What else a researcher can expect to find.

This event promises to be a very informative lecture about the holdings of the archives. The New York Archdiocesan Archives has been off-limits to researchers for many years but now Ms. Feighery and Rev. Michael P. Morris (Senior Archivist) now are welcoming visitors and researchers to the Archives on an appointment basis.

The lecture will be held at 263 Mulberry Street, in Manhattan, in the Parish House of The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The location is within several blocks of the Prince Street station of the N and R trains, the Broadway-Lafayette Street station of the F train, and the Bleecker Street station of the Number 6 train. The Parish House is right near the corner of Prince and Mulberry streets.

Seating will be limited, so try to arrive early.

This program is open to all interested family-history researchers. A reception will follow the program. ($5 donation for reception)

Contact for the Roundtable:

Frank Naughton
Naughtonfrank@yahoo.com

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