Force/Vorce Surname Given Name Index

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

This collection was created by the NYG&B’s Royden Woodward Vosburgh. According to Vosburgh's obituary in the April 1932 issue of the NYG&B Record (Vol. 63. No. 2), he was working on the genealogy of the Force/Vorce family until “he was taken ill in September, 1928.” Not much is known about when this project was started. Vosburgh was hired by the NYG&B in 1914, therefore he likely worked on it between 1914 and 1928.

This collection is text searchable—searches entered from this page will search text extracted from the index cards. Researchers can also browse by clicking the waypoint links below, which will take you to the beginning of each section you are interested in reading.

Please note that due to the nature of the scanned images, the quality of extracted text may vary from card to card.

Collection Category: Index|Collection Type: Text & Images|Location: All NY Counties

Each card contains:

  • Name 
  • Birth and death information
  • Parents’ names
  • Reference numbers to sources that remain unidentified

The cards are organized alphabetically by given name. Letters X, and Y are not available because there are no surnames that start with those letters. 

Researchers must note that there is a section that includes children with no given names, where the names of their parents are documented instead.

Sections include:


Suggested citations for this collection: 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “Force/Vorce Given Name Index” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (, 2020.