Introducing The New NYG&B Website

Welcome to the new NYG&B website! We have been hard at work rebuilding our site with you in mind. Our new website allows members to: 

Find essential information for research in our New York Knowledge Base and improve your research skills. 

Harness the full power of the NYG&B eLibrary

Explore New York genealogy from any device - computer, tablet or smartphone. 

Easily sign up for events and conferences, purchase products, renew your membership and manage all aspects of your NYG&B membership. 

This launch is the first in a series of refinements to the website. Over the coming months, we would like to hear from you. Your suggestions and questions have helped formulate the new site and are sure to give us ideas and suggestions for the future. Read on for a detailed tour of our new website. 


Easy Navigation

We designed the new website with easy navigation in mind - the simplified menu structure ensures you are only a few clicks away from the most essential New york resources. Our new "Add to Favorites" feature allows you to quickly identify and save your favorite NYG&B resources within your Member Dashboard.

Collections & Research

This section contains the NYG&B eLibrary (where you can access thousands of New York records) and research guides to using the NYG&B collections at the New York Public Library. 

Tools & Resources

Here is where you will find the New York Knowledge Base, recorded webinars and videos, the new NYG&B member forum, and useful information about NYG&B Research Services and Publications. 


View upcoming NYG&B events in a list, or on a calendar. We also list upcoming community events of interest to our readers. 

Get Involved

If you want to join the NYG&B, volunteer, or support the society in other ways, this section is for you. Here you will find ways to join and support the NYG&B community, including details on volunteering, internships, donations and patron membership. 


Tap into the knowledge of New York experts

Our New York Knowledge Base contains over two hundred articles written by some of the top experts in New York genealogy. New guides for each of New York's 62 counties quickly guide you to other resources across the website (including the eLibrary) and provide details on key resources for your research. 

Topics from our subject guides and recorded webinars feature a veriety of topics from researching German and Irish ancestors, to learning more about the New York canal system. 


Discover new tips, tricks, and resources on every visit

Our website is full of essential resources, tips, and tricks for anyone researching their New York family. Resources can easily be browsed by subject or location - you can also search by keyword across the entire site. 

For example, you can now discover everything the NYG&B has to offer about cemetery research (and online cemetery records) in just a few clicks, or you can view all our available resources for a specific county. 

Finding new resources is as simple as reading an article you are interested in - a list of other article links that are related by subject or location will appear on the left side of the article.  


Unlock the full power of the NYG&B eLibrary

In the Collections & Research section, you can access all of your favorite digital databases, including the entire run of The Record and the New York Researcher. The full listing of eLibrary collections can be sorted by subject or location. You may even discover a record set you did not realize was available. 

Each record set page contains essential information about the record set and points you to related content like webinars, Knowledge Base articles, and indexes.