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.
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. It is also particularly useful for finding serialized articles published in multiple installments. Visit The NYG&B Record Article Index.
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.
Other Indexes to The Record
- Worden's Subject Index (1870–1982)
- Macy's Subject Index (1983–2018)
- Articles by Title (1870–2015)
- Articles by Author (1870–2015)
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.