Researching colonial-era family members presents significant challenges, but the Jacob Leisler Institute can help. In addition to a comprehensive collection of genealogical materials concerning the Leisler family, the Institute holds more than four hundred files, books, and manuscripts relating to New York families of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and their Atlantic World connections. Our resources include census returns, muster rolls, church records, and much more. The Institute’s focus on record translation and transcription means that we look beyond the aggregated data that can easily be found through the standard online sources. Furthermore, the Institute is committed to investigating, documenting, and elevating the stories of all colonial residents, not just those of the wealthy and powerful.
Researchers interested in genealogy-related consultations or assistance should contact the Institute.
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