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

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record is a quarterly journal dedicated to the scholarly preservation of materials related to New York State familes. More than 600 issues have been published over the last 150 years - 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 thus repeating old errors or creating new ones.

This collection contains a digital versions of every issue of The Record from 1870 - 2020. Researchers can query the full text of every issue in this collection by either name or keyword. 

In 1870 the NYG&B began publishing its quarterly, The NYG&B Record, the second-oldest continuously published genealogical journal in the English language.

In its thousands of pages are genealogies of New York families and transcripts and abstracts of New York records, the largest collection of reliable New York family history under one title. 

The Record participated in the development of scholarly genealogy, and 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.

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 thus repeating old errors or creating new ones.

Even when a family is not found in The Record, reviewing its articles will help in understanding how scholarly genealogy should be written, and how New York sources can be used.

Search an Every-name Index to The Record

Researchers can also search an every-name index to The Record, as opposed to searching the full-text version this page. To do so, visit our collection titled NYG&B Record

Suggested citation for this collection

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, "The Record [The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record]” database, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.