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Below you will find a complete list of each online collection. Click the title of each collection to view a full description and search the collection individually.

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Digital Collections Map – Explore location-specific collections via an interactive map of New York.

Titles and Volumes Directory – Looking for a specific title within one or more collections? This tool allows you to search through the NYG&B's entire inventory of digital titles.

Collection Close-Ups – Every month we hold a webinar on one or more of our collections, explaining what you can find and how you can search.

Released May 25!

Finding Aid for Dutch Reformed Church of Greene and Houston Streets

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Research Aids
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Finding aid to the Dutch Reformed Church of Greene and Houston Streets in New York City, also known as the Greene Street Church and Seventh Avenue Church. Index cards feature names that direct researchers to records held at the New-York Historical Society.

Released February 06!

Finding Aid to the Records of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is the official repository of the records from St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York City. This collection is a digitized finding aid to the 13 register books that are held at the NYG&B offices in Manhattan.

Released February 06!

Finding Aid to the Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is the official repository of the records from St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in New York City. This collection is a digitized finding aid and inventory of the 15 register books that are held in the NYG&B offices in Manhattan.

Released August 26!

Force/Vorce Surname Given Name Index

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Index
Collection Type
Text & Images
Body

This collection—digitized by NYG&B volunteers—compiles typewritten index cards with the given names of Force/Vorce children.

Released August 26!

Force/Vorce Surname Husbands Index

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Index
Collection Type
Text & Images
Body

Known as the Index of Husbands to Vorce Daughters, this collection—digitized by NYG&B volunteers—compiles typewritten index cards with the names of the men that married Force/Vorce daughters.

Released August 26!

Force/Vorce Surname Wives Index

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Index
Collection Type
Text & Images
Body

Known as the Vorce Index to Wives, this collection—digitized by NYG&B volunteers—compiles typewritten index cards with the maiden names of Force/Vorce wives.

Released January 29!

Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Statistical Report
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830 together with a Brief Treatment of the Free Negro, by Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D. This volume is a statistical report of the heads of free Black families by state, with New York records appearing from pages 84 to 109. The text is fully...

Released February 06!

Fulton County Cemetery Records

Location
Fulton County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries located in Fulton County, New York. Researchers can browse digital images of these records, but they cannot currently be searched. The collection page contains a complete list of all cemeteries available, including waypoint links to view images from each cemetery.

Released February 06!

Fulton County Religious Records

Location
Fulton County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Fulton County, New York. Researchers can browse digital images from this collection, but the records cannot currently be searched. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church.

Released June 14!

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Monroe County, N.Y. for 1869-1870

Location
Monroe County
Collection Category
Occupations
Business
Collection Type
OCR
Body

This volume is text searchable—text searches entered from this page will query all text in this volume. Researchers will find business listings, information related to local history, advertisements, and other short articles. This directory has a variety of uses. Information on businesses and their...

Released August 10!

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Niagara County, N.Y. for 1869

Location
Niagara County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

In the Gazetteer and Business Directory, researchers will find business listings, advertisements, and short articles related to local history. Click here to view the volume, or refer to specific links below. Introduction by Hamilton Child General Contents / Index to Business Directory Index to...

Released February 06!

German Churches of Metropolitan New York

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Those researching their German ancestors who lived in New York City during this time period often face the daunting task of locating the birthplace of their German immigrant ancestors. Civil vital records are not only difficult to find, but they also often do not contain the required level of detail to make the jump back across the Atlantic. This guide is a fantastic tool for researchers to use.

Released February 06!

Greene County Religious Records

Location
Greene County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
Text & Images
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Greene County, New York. Some volumes are searchable, others can only be browsed by image. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church.

Released February 06!

Herkimer County Religious Records

Location
Herkimer County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Herkimer County, New York. Researchers can browse digital images of these records, but they cannot currently be searched. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church.

Released September 28!

Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N.Y.

Location
Cattaraugus County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The Historical Gazetteer was edited by William Adams and published by the firm of Lyman, Horton of Syracuse, New York, in 1893. This illustrated local history begins in the prehistoric era and runs through to approximately 1890, by which time Cattaraugus County had grown to 32 towns and villages...