Bowery Savings Bank Records

The New York Times recently published an article about some old records of the Bowery Savings Bank being saved from the shredder.  A group of archivists and others pressured Capital One to save these records, which were being stored at 130 Bowery, where a Capital One Bank is now located. The branch is presently being closed, and the old Bowery Savings Bank records, which were stored in the basement, were scheduled to be sent to shredding.

These account records could be of great value to many family researchers. It is reported that they provide information on people’s jobs, where they lived, and how much money they had in their accounts. What will ultimately become of the records is not known yet. Some are hoping they can be digitized and made available to family researchers. Here is the link if you would like to read the full New York Times article about the records:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/nyregion/bowery-savings-bank-records.html

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