Welcome to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's Online Collections. Search all records at once below, or browse our holdings in the Collections Catalog.

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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
Force/Vorce Surname Wives Index Index All NY Counties Text & Images View description
Known as the Vorce Index to Wives, this collection—digitized by NYG&B volunteers—compiles typewritten index cards with the maiden names of Force/Vorce wives. Read More
NYG&B Family Files Compiled Genealogies All NY Counties Text & Images View description
This collection includes compiled genealogies that have been donated to the NYG&B by members and other researchers. Most of these volumes are text searchable, and some include family trees along with correspondence between researchers and families. Read More
Force/Vorce Surname Given Name Index Index All NY Counties Text & Images View description
This collection—digitized by NYG&B volunteers—compiles typewritten index cards with the given names of Force/Vorce children. Read More
NYG&B Member Biographies Biographies All NY Counties Indexed View description
Biographical surveys filled out by NYG&B members in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This collection includes a searchable every-name index that covers all names mentioned in the responses, not just the names of NYG&B members.  Read More
NYG&B Record Full-text Periodicals All NY Counties Text View description
Search the full text of every issue of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record - a scholarly journal dedicated to preserving New York State history and genealogy. Search by name or keyword, and find rare record transcriptions, compiled genealogies, case studies, and more. The Record is an essential resource for anyone researching New York State families.  Read More
Veterans Buried in New York (Nationwide Gravesite Locator) Death All NY Counties Indexed View description
The Nationwide Gravesite Locator is a database that allows researchers to find the gravesite of military veterans and their families. This collection includes all entries in the NGL database for veterans buried in New York State.  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
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
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
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