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The NYG&B Record: Every Name Index

This collection allows you to search an every-name index to The Record. This is a database that contains every name included in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's journal, The Record, from 1870 to 2014. Indexed entries typically include event type, event year, the name of the article the name and event is found in, and alternate names (if applicable). Click here to view this collection.

The NYG&B Record: Full-text Search 

This collections allows you to perform a full-text search that includes every issue of The Record. All digitized files in this collection have gone through Optical Character Recognition, allowing researchers an alternate method of searching that can be used in conjunction with the every name index. This collection provides superior results for researchers searching by locations or other keywords that are not names. Click here to view this collection.  

Explore All Online Collections

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. 

Collection Title Collection Category Location(desc) Collection Type More Info
New York State Death Index Vital Records All NY Counties Image Browse View description
This collection contains images of the official New York State death index produced by the Department of Health. This index contains the vital record certificate number for death records held by the New York State - these certificate numbers can be used to order a full copy of the death certificate from the State Archives. This collection covers 1880 - 1956. Read More
New York Researcher Periodicals All NY Counties Text View description
A quarterly periodical published by the NYG&B since 1990. The New York Researcher shares news about the NYG&B and wider genealogical community, and publishes articles and stories that are useful and interesting to family history enthusiasts.  Read More
New York State Estate Inventory Abstracts, 1666 - 1825 Wills & Probate All NY Counties Text View description
The documents compiled in this collection consist of “petitions, letters of renunciation, bills and receipts” regarding the estates of the deceased. NYG&B Fellows Kenneth Scott and James A. Owre compiled and transcribed Genealogical Data From Inventories of New York Estates, 1666-1825 in 1970. Read More
Force/Vorce Surname Husbands Index Index All NY Counties Text & Images View description
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. Read More
Allegany County Cemetery Records Cemetery Allegany County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Allegany 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.  Read More
Cattaraugus County Cemetery Records Cemetery Cattaraugus County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Cattaraugus 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. Read More
Cayuga County Religious Records Religious Records Cayuga County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Cayuga 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.  Read More
Chenango County Histories and Directories County Histories Chenango County OCR View description
Digitized histories and directories of Chenango County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on the people of Chenango County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume. Read More
Columbia County Religious Records Religious Records Columbia County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Columbia 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. Read More
The Columbia (Periodical) Periodicals Columbia County Text View description
Issues of The Columbia contain a variety of extracted and transcribed records from Columbia County and beyond—many of which cannot be found anywhere else online. These materials often represent previously unpublished records from private individuals, churches, and other record holders.  Read More
Columbia County Histories County Histories Columbia County Text View description
Digitized histories of Columbia County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on many individuals who lived in Columbia County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume. Read More
Delaware County Religious Records Religious Records Delaware County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Delaware 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. Read More
Dutchess County Cemetery Records Cemetery Dutchess County Image Browse View description
Gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Dutchess 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. Read More
Erie County Cemetery Records Cemetery Erie County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Erie 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. Read More
Fulton County Cemetery Records Cemetery Fulton County Image Browse View description
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. Read More