Beginning in 1614 when the Dutch first settled Manhattan Island, immigrants have made their way to New York City. The population has grown as waves of the oppressed and downtrodden in search of a better life made New York City their home. We have all benefitted from the talent, ingenuity and skills of these new settlers, and the world is a better place because of them.
Cemeteries are good sources of information about people that lived and died in New York City. Most cemeteries maintain records dating back to their earliest burials.
Jackson, Kenneth T. The Encyclopedia of New York City. New Haven, Ct.: Yale University Press, 1995. REF F128.3 E75 1995
King, Moses. Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899: a companion volume to King's handbook of New York City. New York: Moses M. King, 1899. Archives, 5th floor F128.25 K52 1899