About the NYG&B

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) preserves, documents, and shares the stories of families across the state of New York. We actively foster connections between New York’s past and the present. 

Founded in 1869, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is New York's largest - and oldest - genealogical organization. A membership organization, the NYG&B engages with thousands of individuals each year through its activities. The NYG&B community includes those with an interest in tracing their own New York story - and in the preservation of those stories for future generations.

The NYG&B's Manhattan headquarters serve as an active hub for various events, publications, research projects, and the organization's administration. Each year the NYG&B participates in conferences and events across North America and conducts personalized research tours at New York's key genealogical and historical repositories.

Throughout its history, the organization has gathered, preserved, and documented the stories of thousands of New Yorkers. The NYG&B's hallmark periodical, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record was first published in 1870 and continues to be published each quarter today. The second-oldest genealogical journal in the United States, The Record's pages preserve and document the history of families who have contributed to the rich diversity of what is now the state of New York.