NYG&B Record

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is a quarterly journal dedicated to the scholarly preservation of materials related to New York State families. It is also the second-oldest continuously published genealogical journal in the English language, with more than 600 issues published during the past 150 years.

Today it is one of the few peer-reviewed American scholarly journals in the field, a magnet attracting the best and brightest researchers and writers. In its pages, researchers will find rare record transcriptions, compiled genealogies, case studies, biographies and more. 

Anyone who fails to include The Record in their research, especially when working on New York families before 1900, risks missing unique and crucial information. And even when a family or individual is not found, reviewing its articles will illuminate how scholarly genealogy should be written and how New York sources can be used.

This collection contains a digital version of every issue of The Record from 1870 to 2023. It is structured by an every-name index that includes all names from 1870 to 2023. There are more than 1.2 million names in the index. 

Watch a free Collection Close-Ups webinar recording for this collection, in which the NYG&B team explains what you can find and how you can search it.

Collection Category: Periodicals|Collection Type: Indexed|Location: All NY Counties

The Record Article and Location Index

Many researchers will find it useful to browse, search and filter the thousands of articles found in The Record by title and location. Our interactive index to articles by title and major locations debuted in July 2020 thanks to the hard work of the NYG&B team, including volunteers and interns. 

This index is especially useful for discovering articles about the topics and locations of your own research—regardless of the names and families covered, these articles can help you uncover important clues and sources to use in your own research. Given that you can also narrow your search by volume and issue, it is also useful for finding serialized articles published in multiple installments. Visit The NYG&B Record Article Index.

Other Indexes to The Record

Suggested citation for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, "The NYG&B Record [The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record]” database, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2024.