Upcoming Free Webinars


As the nation and the world grapple with the profound impact of COVID-19, the NYG&B’s top priority remains the health and safety of our community.

Our physical offices will remain closed until at least June 2020. However, our team is working remotely and is available by phone and email to continue supporting our members. The new Online Records Platform (currently in beta) is always open, providing access to numerous collections, including enhanced access to the complete archive of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
Over the past few months, we have been providing free webinars to the community. We are grateful for the many speakers who will join us for the series, anchored by the NYG&B team. For the complete schedule of events and instructions for registering, read below. NYG&B members may watch replays of any webinars in our webinar library. Several webinar replays may be watched for free - read below for links. 

We still have a number of webinars forthcoming - to see all of our upcoming events, please visit our events page

Please note this schedule is subject to change. 

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Please note: Handouts are only available during the live sessions and cannot be emailed later.

The Many Benefits of NYG&B Membership

Wednesday, March 18, 3:30 pm ET Presented by Jennifer A. Davis

Are you taking full advantage of your NYG&B membership? Membership gives you access not only to The Record and New York Researcher but on-demand webinars, discounts on products, and access to online records. Join Jen Davis, Director of Development and Membership, for a look at the many benefits of membership to make sure you are not missing out!  

About our speaker: Jennifer A. Davis is the NYG&B Director of Development and Membership. Ms. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and volunteer engagement across a variety of organizations. 

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Indexing New York: The New York Land Records Project

Thursday, March 19, 6:00 pm ET Presented by Susan R. Miller

Learn about one of the largest volunteer indexing project in New York State. This mammoth project indexes the grantor, grantee, mortgagor, and mortgagee clerks indexes. A project overview precedes detailed instructions on the indexing process. 

About our speaker: A NYG&B member since 1993, Sue is the Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B’s award-winning magazine the New York Researcher; and was a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer. . . . Read more

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Strategic Searching on Findmypast

Tuesday, March 24, 5:00 pm ET  |  Presented by Jennifer Baldwin

Explore Findmypast, its records and features, and gain valuable best practices and research tricks along the way. Make the most of your research time by using the site wisely. 

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About our speaker: Jen Baldwin is the North American Data Acquisition Manager, and Project Manager, Catholic Heritage Archive, Findmypast. She writes, lectures, and consults on a variety of genealogy topics.

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The NYG&B: Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Can Help You

Thursday, April 16, 4:00 pm ET  |  Presented by the NYG&B Team

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society offers so much more than webinars. Meet key staff members, learn about the resources that can help you with your own family history, and discover how you can support the genealogical community.

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More Recorded Webinars

NYG&B members have access to on-demand replays of past webinars. Visit the NYG&B Webinar Library to browse available titles. If you're not a member of the NYG&B you can join for immediate access. 

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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