What's your favorite Record article of all-time?

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 9:30am

Volume 150 of The Record has only one issue remaining until it is complete. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is celebrating our 150th anniversary in 2019, and The Record will celebrate its own 150th birthday in 2020.

To commemorate this event, we're asking our members and the wider genealogical community to help us highlight how important this publication is to family history researchers.

If you're not familiar with our journal, the New York State Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer offers an excellent summary of The Record and its use for genealogists: 

"In 1870 the NYG&B began publishing its quarterly, the NYG&B Record, the second-oldest continuously published genealogical journal in the English language.

In its thousands of pages are genealogies of New York families and transcripts and abstracts of New York records, the largest collection of reliable New York family history under one title. 

The Record participated in the development of scholarly genealogy, and today it is one of the few peer-reviewed American scholarly journals in the field, a magnet attracting the best and brightest researchers and writers.

Anyone who fails to include The Record in their research, especially when working on New York families before 1900, risks missing unique and crucial information, and thus repeating old errors or creating new ones.

Even when a family is not found in The Record, reviewing its articles will help in understanding how scholarly genealogy should be written, and how New York sources can be used."

You can learn more about The Record or search the digital archives in our eLibrary. To get an idea of what kind of articles are in The Record, read our recent blog that previewed volume 150, issue 3


Which Record article is most special to you? 

We want everyone to tell us a little bit about your favorite Record article of all-time by filling out the short survey below.

It could be a case-study that allowed you to pick up some expert tips and break through that long-standing brick wall, or a compiled genealogy that contained crucial proof for a lineage society application.  

Perhaps you found a name or event you were missing in one of the many rare record set transcriptions found in The Record. Maybe there's just a fascinating, quirky, esoteric article or piece of preserved history that you really connect with! 

Whatever your reason is, please let us know the title and a little bit about the article below - we hope to round up the answers and share them in some form on our website to celebrate this amazing publication. 

Your Favorite Record Article