How to Redeem Your Complimentary Findmypast Voucher
Members of the NYG&B all receive voucher codes, which can be redeemed for a free Findmypast subscription. This special Starter Package for NYG&B Members includes access to all of Findmypast's U.S. and Canadian collections (including U.S. Marriages and PERSI), as well as U.K. and Irish census records. Click here to read a more detailed overview of what collections are accessible with your NYG&B membership.
Redeeming this voucher is a very easy process. Read below to get an overview of the steps, or click here and sign in to view your voucher code and activate. If you just joined the NYG&B, you will receive an email when your voucher is available.
How NYG&B Members Can Locate Their Voucher
NYG&B Members can see their code at any time by signing in to the NYG&B Account Management Portal. You can easily access this portal by clicking the link to your member dashboard (located in the upper-right hand corner of your screen when you're signed in):
From your member dashboard, click the "Manage Account" button to get to the NYG&B Account Management Portal:
Once you have signed in to the NYG&B Account Management Portal, you will see your full name and account number, along with a drop-down menu titled "What would you like to do?"
From this menu, select "Activate Findmypast Voucher and Change Email Address" - on the very next screen, you will see your Findmypast voucher information, and instructions for activating it:
Please note: If you joined over a year ago, and haven't activated your code, it may have expired. If you receive a message that your code has expired, please email the NYG&B Webmaster for a new code.
If You Just Joined the NYG&B
If you just signed up to become an NYG&B member (or if you re-joined after a period time), you will receive your voucher code within three business days (usually even earlier). Keep an eye out for an email with the subject line Your Access to the NYG&B eLibrary is Ready.
Once you have received this email, simply click on the link in the email to sign in to your NYG&B Account Management Portal.