“Immigration education matters.” “Connecting with our heritage matters.”

“Promoting intercultural understanding matters.”


Click on underlined words to open links to their websites.


Czech and Slovak Cultural Center

Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota

CzechoSlovak Genealogical Society International

Map of Czech Republic (interactive)

National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library


German-American Heritage Museum

Germanic-American Institute

German Life Magazine

Germanic Genealogy Society

The Woman Keeping Yorkville Alive
NewYorkPress, March 8, 2013, Kathy Jolowicz, OTTY Award winner

Kleindeutschland Historical Society

Map of Germany (interactive)

St. Michael Historical Society


German-Bohemian Heritage Society


50 Best World History Resources

History Channel

Minnesota Historical Society

          History-New York City

Ask a New Yorker

Gotham Center for New York City History

Green Dougherty (Yorkville Message)

Looking Back: The American Dream Through Immigrant Eyes, 1907-1918
Memoir: Lived between 1907-1918 (© 1986), Marie Jastrow, author. Lived on 81st
Street between York and East End Aves.

NEW Green Dougherty Blog (Yorkville Books)

Oldest Footage of New York City Ever

Origins and History of the Village of Yorkville in the City of New York
Second Edition (© 2014): History of Yorkville, Anthony C. Lofaso, author


Ancestry Resources

Ellis Island Genealogy

Ellis Island History

Ellis Island Museum

Family Search Learning Center

Heritage Week


New York Public Library

New York Public Library Photographic Collection

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library


74th and York: Growing Up Czech in New York City
Memoir: Lived 74th Street and York Ave. in the 1920s and 1930s (© 1988), Olga Leone, author

Digital Atlas of New York

Ephemeral New York

Forgotten New York

Growing Up in Yorkville: During the 1950s
Memoir: People, places and events. A wonderful walk down memory lane. (© 2018), Bob Walsh, author. Also see Jimmy’s Boy: Devils, Angels and Miracles. True story of a blessed child

Hidden City: Yorkville

I Hate the Dallas Cowboys: Tales of a Scrappy New York Boyhood
Memoir: Living in Yorkville in the 1960s (© 2014), Thomas R. Pryor, author (lived on York Ave. between 81st and 82nd Streets–Pryor still resides there).

Inventing Gotham and the American Dream

Little Bastards of Yorkville
Memoir: Living in Yorkville in the 1950s (© 2017), Arthur Miller, author, retired NYC Music teacher.
(lived at 535 E. 81st Street).

One Day as I Stood Lonely: Yorkville
Memoir: Living in Yorkville in the 1940s and1950s (© 2009), Kevin N. Boland (lived on 79th Street near East End Ave.).

Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood

Neighborhood Preservation Center

Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (© 2018).

Time to Remember: Growing Up in New York Before the Great War, A
Memoir: Life between 1907-1918 (© 1979), Marie Jastrow, author. Lived on 81st Street between York and East End Aves.

Yorkville: On the Sidewalks of New York (Richard Poelthig, 1925-1945)

                    Subways and Rail

100 Years of New York City’s Subway Cars (Part 1/3)

100 Years of New York City’s Subway Cars (Part 2/3)

100 Years of New York City’s Subway Cars (Part 3/3)

By the El: Third Avenue and its El at Mid-Century
Second edition (© 2007), Lawrence Stetler, author. Lothar Stetler, photography.

NYC Subways


Rapid Transit


Jacob Riis (The Battle with the Slum)

Urban Sculptures  (See Tenement History)

          History-New York State

New York State Museum


Immigration History Research Center
University of Minnesota
311 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue So.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-4400
(612) 625-4800

Indie House Press


DNA Testing Guide


Annual Twins Days Festival
August 4-6, 2017  [Over 3,000 sets of twins/multiples participate.] This annual event takes place the first full weekend in August. Twinsburg, OH (a Cleveland suburb)
August 7-9, 2021 is the 45th year of the annual TDF. The 2020 TDF has been postponed until 2021 because of Covid 19.

The International Twins Association

Other Twin Organization Sites