Genealogy

Larry David, Cousin Bernie and Me

Larry David, Cousin Bernie and Me

I admit it. Television shows that trace the family roots of celebrities, like Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots provide all the suspense I can handle. I get too scared watching thrillers, much less horror movies, and these programs have the ability to get me nervous about what may lie ahead […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow & Family Research

Gwyneth Paltrow had experts help her uncover her family history on the most recent episode of NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are (filmed in part here at Eldridge Street), but you, too, can research your ancestors – all on your own. Here we re-post our “7 tips to genealogical research,” originally published in January of this year. These steps are very […]

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Seven Steps to Successful Family Research

As a historic site, we often field questions about how to conduct family research. To help you discover your family history, we asked intern Chelsea Dowell to do some research. A student at Pratt Institute’s graduate program in historic preservation, Dowell has lots of experience researching historic buildings in NYC and beyond. Here she provides 7 steps to […]

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