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 Collection Type(desc) More Info
New Jersey Religious Records Religious Records New Jersey Text View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in the State of New Jersey. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church. Read More
Kings County Admin Proceedings, 1817 - 1856 Wills & Probate Kings County Text View description
This collection contains abstracts of the Administration Proceedings (1817-1856) for Kings County, and are based on the genealogical information found in the Notes of the Clerk of the Surrogate's Court, who was required to briefly write up the details of a Proceeding. This collection can be searched and browsed.  Read More
Putnam County Cemetery Records Cemetery Putnam County Text View description
Transcribed gravestones inscriptions from cemeteries in Putnam County, New York. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all cemeteries available, including waypoint links to view images from each cemetery. Read More
New Amsterdam, Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court, 1655 - 1664 Court New Amsterdam Text View description
Abstracted information from court documents on orphans and widows of New Amsterdam between 1655 and 1663. Produced by the Society of Colonial Dames of the State of New York and published by the NYG&B in 1908. This collection can be searched, and images can also be browsed - it is particularly useful for researchers seeking hard-to-find colonial Dutch ancestors.  Read More
Queens County Religious Records Religious Records Queens County Text View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Queens County, New York. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church. Read More
The Saratoga (Periodical) Periodicals Saratoga County Text View description
The Saratoga, a quarterly periodical created and edited by Arthur C.M. Kelly, founder of Kinship Books, includes rare and essential record extracts and transcriptions from Saratoga County. Individual issues cover a wide range of materials documenting families who lived in (and around) Saratoga County in the 1700s and 1800s. 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
Westchester County Religious Records Religious Records Westchester County Text View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Westchester County, New York. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church. 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
Kings County Religious Records Religious Records Kings County Text View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Kings County, New York. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church. 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
New York County Newspaper Abstracts, 1825 - 1870 Newspapers New York City Text View description
Newspaper transcriptions of genealogically relevant material from a variety of New York newspapers. Read the collection description for an overview of all records.  Read More
Washington County Religious Records Religious Records Washington County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Washington 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
Schoharie County Religious Records Religious Records Schoharie County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Schoharie 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
Albany County Religious Records Religious Records Albany County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Albany County, New York. Most volumes are searchable, but two are image browse only. The collection page contains a complete list of all churches available, including waypoint links to view images from each church.  Read More