#GivingTuesday: Help Support New York Genealogy

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:00am

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

On this Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider choosing the NYG&B for your charitable donations.


Support the NYG&B


Helping Share New York Stories Since 1869

The mission of the NYG&B is to help people of all backgrounds discover their family histories (especially those aspects of their family histories which relate to New York City, State, and region) and find meaning by placing their own family's experience into the broader context of American history.

We believe that all families are important, all family histories are worthy of preservation, and all families are essential parts of a larger historical narrative. We believe that linking families to the history of the nation is profoundly meaningful and is powerfully beneficial on many levels.

The support of our members and friends is integral to all our endeavors and assures the NYG&B’s continued vitality as a critical resource for families and communities connected to New York City, State, and region.


The Difference You Can Make

We provide essential tools to genealogists and family historians of all levels in three distinct areas:

Publications: The NYG&B publishes two essential quarterlies: The Record, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal of great distinction in continuous publication since 1870, and The New York Researcher.

We also have a long history of publishing books. The monumental, 856-page New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer is the first and only comprehensive guide of its kind. In 2016, we released the New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians

We also continue to produce and update a series of New York County Guides for Family Historians, covering each of New York State's 62 counties. 

Educational Programming: We produce a broad range of educational programming, including lectures, hands-on workshops, webinars, research trips and a biennial conference, the New York State Family History Conference. We also partner with the New York Public Library to develop educational programs for students, teachers, and patrons of the branch library system in New York City.

Website: Our website contains extensive resources that benefit people researching families connected to New York State. Resources include guides to exploring resources relevant to New York, as well as primary materials that are unique to this site. Full access to the website is a benefit of membership.

Your gift to the will provide important support for the NYG&B’s education programs, our publications, and our website - all of which are instrumental in helping Americans of all backgrounds discover more about their past.


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Thank you to all those who have supported us in 2016, and thank you in advance to the many who will continue to support New York Genealogy in the future!