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Introduction to Dominican Republic Genealogy: About

Discover resources for genealogy research related to individuals from the Dominican Republic.

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Are you interested in learning more about your Dominican roots? This guide was created to help you discover resources and make a research plan.

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This guide features tips and resources for accessing information resources, including links to print and digital collections accessible at The New York Public Library (NYPL).   Access to some databases requires that you have a NYPL library card - you can apply  for one online or at any branch of The New York Public Library. 

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SimplyE: Download NYPL’s e-reader app to access e-books and audiobooks—all for free.

Look for books, microfilm, periodicals, archive collections, and more at NYPL Classic Catalog

Search archive and manuscript collections, including Family Files, at and the NYPL Classic Catalog.

Explore maps, photographs, city directories, and other digital resources free online at NYPL Digital Collections

Search for genealogy databases and other online resources at NYPL Articles & Databases: Genealogy

Sign up for an online genealogy class at NYPL and access additional research guides and blogs at

What is Genealogy?

Just starting your research? You may want to explore the resources in our guide, Genealogy: Getting Started at The New York Public Library. 

                                                 Introduction page of Genealogy Getting Started research guide

Introduction page of Genealogy: Getting Started guide


Special thanks to Jasmin Rymer, former Library Page, for her extensive contribution to this research guide.

Reference Librarians

The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History, and Genealogy collects publications documenting American history on the national, state, and local levels, including extensive holdings on New York City history. The Division has a renowned collection of family histories and other genealogical collections, with a particular focus on the New York region. Included in the collections are published works from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society library, photographs, vertical files, postcards, and other visual ephemera. 

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