Collection Close-Ups: New York Biographical Index

Presented by Kalyn Loewer, Manager of Digital Collections at the NYG&B on Wed, 11/01/2023 - 12:00

Join Kalyn Loewer, NYG&B’s Manager of Digital Collections, online for our next Collection Close-Ups webinar on the expansive and exceptional New York Biographical Index. This is an index to biographical information appearing in thousands of books, monographs, and journals related to various aspects of New York State history. Researchers can use this database to search 580,000 names from thousands of sources—many rare and potentially overlooked! We will explore how the index was created, how researchers can use it, and the different kinds of information family historians can uncover.