eNews, no. 26: New York City area repositories guide & more!

This issue of the NYG&B eNews was delivered on June 15, 2018. Our email newsletter is published twice a month and includes:

  • The latest news about online records
  • Research tips and guides from the New York State experts 
  • Announcements about upcoming webinars and programs
  • Special discounts on NYG&B publications, events, and membership

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In This Issue


NY State Family History Conference Saturday-only Registration

Want to attend NYSFHC 2018 (September 13 - 15 in Tarrytown, NY) but can't come during the week? We're excited to announce that Saturday-only registration is now open. 

Purchase a ticket for Saturday and you can attend up to four 1 hour-long sessions, visit the vibrant exhibit hall, or attend the Saturday luncheon presentation (additional ticket required). 

Click here to register and learn more about the conference. This event does sell out, so make sure to secure your spot today.  


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NY Researcher Summer Issue Now Available

If you're an NYG&B member who receives a print copy of the New York Researcher, you can expect the Summer issue in your mailbox very soon. 

If you have opted-out of the print edition, or would just like to read the issue right away, click here to read a digital version online


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Research in Albany Tour (note: as of June 27, 2018, this event has sold out - a waiting list is available)

There are only a few spots left on the NYG&B's annual Research in Albany Tour!

Access key NY State records: The New York State Library and the Archives are both rich in material available nowhere else that pertains to people who have lived throughout New York State.

Break through brick walls with expert assistance: Participants complete a research questionnaire before the trip, and our expert consultants provide suggestions for your research and are there to help along the way.

Bond with like-minded genealogy enthusiasts: It's fun to research with a group! Share tips and discoveries in the stacks, and socialize and network at our group meals, receptions, and outings. 

Ticket prices go up after June 30, and there are only a few spots left - reserve your place and save by registering today


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New York Metro Area Repository Guide

The New York City area holds many useful repositories for genealogical research. If you're attending NYSFHC 2018, you should definitely take the opportunity to research at the archives that are close by. 

These repositories are definitively among the best places to find records of our ancestors that lived in or traveled through the New York City area, but don't think that they only benefit those with ancestors from NYC - the repositories here hold information on families from all over New York State.

Read our free guide for a selected listing of repositories for genealogy and local history research in the greater New York City area; their contact information; and a short description of their holdings. 


read the guide


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Upcoming Events and Programs

Thursday, July 12: Webinar - Exploring New York's Catholic Stories: The Archdiocese of New York Collection on Findmypast

July 24 - July 26: Living DNA/NYG&B Summer Education Program for Teens

Thursday, September 13 - 15: New York State Family History Conference 

Monday, October 15: Webinar - Mapping Your New York Ancestors

Tuesday, October 16: Webinar - Finding Ancestors in New York City Vital Records in the 1800s and Early-1900s

Friday, October 19: Webinar - Using the NYG&B Website

Friday, October 26: NYG&B Fall Benefit Luncheon Featuring Russell Shorto

Wednesday, October 31 - November 2: Research in Albany Tour

Thursday, November 15: Webinar - Proving Parentage Through Indirect Evidence: The Importance of Sibling Records


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About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is 
a registered 501(c)(3) organization devoted to 
preserving, documenting, and sharing the history of
New York State families. Read more about our mission.  

Since 1869, our mission has been to help our thousands of worldwide members discover their family's New York story, and there has never been a better time to join.

The cost of an Individual Annual Membership is less than six dollars a month, and includes the following benefits: 

  • Access to over 50 exclusive digital record sets covering the entire state of New York, including the fully searchable archives of The Record
  • A complimentary subscription to all of Findmypast's North American records, as well as U.K. and Irish Census records.
  • Access to hundreds of expert-authored Knowledge Base articles and webinars to help you navigate the tricky New York research landscape. 
  • Exclusive discounts and advanced access to conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures to learn more about researching people and places across New York State. 

To learn more or join us, please visit our member benefits page