Nine months after opening in a new location at the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House building at One Bowling Green, the National Archives at New York City welcomed its 10,000th visitor.
Staff met the Russell family at the Welcome Center with the news and a copy of the book “Our Land, Your Land.” The Russells were excited and happily posed for a photo.
Staff asked if they were here to do research and learned that the Mrs. Russell needed documentation to get her passport. Staff were able to locate her and her family on the 1940 Census and provide a certified copy that day.