Do you have family from New York? New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is the second oldest genealogical journal in the country and is full of valuable documentation to aid you in your family history research. These volumes span the years 1870 to present day and cover people and events from the seventeenth century and beyond.
Published quarterly since 1870 by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is one of the most distinguished genealogical journals in the country. The journal’s entire run comprises nearly 600 issues and forms the largest single collection of published material on families that lived in New York State. The NYG&B Record publishes compiled genealogies documented to the highest standards, transcriptions of original records and other source material from throughout New York State, works that solve genealogical problems, and reviews of important scholarship in the field. An annual index is published as part of every October issue. However, the digital collection presents the index separately as the fifth issue of each volume.
The browsable collection of the Record allows the reader to select an issue and flip through the pages as if reading a book or to go to a specific page. It is comprised of JPG picture files of the original publication and does not allow full-text searching. The available information will vary depending on the nature of your search but you may discover the following:
Family genealogies, including lists of descendants
Record transcriptions and abstracts
Notices of life events, such as baptisms and marriages
Society proceedings and notes
In the Useful Links & Resources section, there is a link to the searchable version of the Record, which comprises PDF files of the original publication. There you can search across the entire collection by keyword or narrow your search by volume, issue, page number, publication year, or article title.