NYG&B Labs

NYG&B labs provides an innovative space to leverage the latest trends in technology and digital services to assist in telling the stories of New York’s families. The initiative provides practical, hands-on experience for aspiring digital professionals seeking to advance their expertise in technology and its applications for the fields of history and genealogy.

What is NYG&B Labs and how does it work?

Each quarter the NYG&B will welcome up to two members of the NYG&B Labs team. As a team member, each participant will work on a designated, pre-approved project. Once completed projects may be added to resources at NewYorkFamilyHistory.org or elsewhere.   

The NYG&B is specifically seeking team members with an interest in data science, machine learning, geocoding, mapping, social media, website design, digital services, history, and other topics.

Members of the NYG&B Labs team will benefit from one-on-one interaction with experts in the fields of genealogy and technology as they work to creatively apply technology to traditional genealogical methods relating to New York’s history.

A minimum of 10 hours per week is required during the quarter and a stipend of $1,250 will be paid to each team member, each quarter. Team members can work from anywhere in the world, though it is preferred that they are able to work out of the NYG&B offices at least 10 hours per week.

How do I become a team member?

Applications to join NYG&B labs are open year-round. You can start by filling out an application form below, which asks you to provide some basic details about yourself and an outline of the type(s) of project you envision participating in. Please direct all questions to president@nygbs.org. The NYG&B is specifically seeking team members with an interest in technology, geo-coding, mapping, social media, website development, digital services, history, and other topics. 

How is NYG&B labs supported?

NYG&B Labs is made possible through support from donations made to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Contact our Membership Department at membership@nygbs.org to learn more about you how you can support this important project.