Activate your access to online records 

Quick Instructions

1. Click the button below (sign in to your NYG&B account if prompted).

2. Sign in to your Findmypast account or create one if you don't already have one. 

3. Confirm you want to activate your access.

That's it! You will now have access to NYG&B records, as well as bonus Findmypast records for the duration of your NYG&B membership. This benefit will last as long as you are an NYG&B member, and will cease as soon as your membership lapses. 

Questions about the eLibrary? Click here to read the eLibrary FAQ.

 

 

Detailed Instructions

NYG&B members can access all NYG&B online records, which are hosted by our partner, Findmypast, on their website findmypast.com. As an added benefit, NYG&B members also receive access to bonus records on Findmypast - all of their North American records. 

In order to activate these benefits, NYG&B members must perform a simple, one-time procedure. Please follow the steps below to activate your access: 

  1. Click the button below (if you are not logged in to your NYG&B account, you will be asked to log in). 
  2. You will need to create a separate account on Findmypast - if you already have a Findmypast account, sign in. If you do not have one, you can create one for free. 
  3. After signing in or creating your account, click "activate my access." This confirms that you wish to apply this free access to the Findmypast account you have signed in with. 

That's it! You will now have access to NYG&B records, as well as bonus Findmypast records for the duration of your NYG&B membership. This benefit will last as long as you are an NYG&B member, and will cease as soon as your membership lapses. 

We highly recommend our new members watch the eLibrary tutorial - this video will show you how to use the eLibrary after you have activated your access. 

 

Need Help?

If you have a question about the eLibrary, we recommend visiting the eLibrary FAQ - if your question is not answered there, you will find an email address to contact for assistance. 

If you're having trouble activating your access, please watch the video below and follow the steps exactly. If you are encountering a screen or error message not seen in the video, please email [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Click here to begin activation