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Since 1869, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has been preserving historical records that are useful to family history researchers investigating people from New York State.

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Collection Titlesort descending Collection Category Location Collection Type More Info
Erie County Histories and Directories County Histories Erie County OCR View description
Digitized histories and directories of Erie County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on the people of Erie County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume. Read More
Female Descendants of William Brewster - Compiled Genealogies Compiled Genealogies All NY Counties Image Browse View description
Handwritten research notes on female descendants of William Brewster. In 1908, Emma C. Brewster wrote an authoritative genealogy of the descendants of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. Due to practical constraints at the time, she included mainly male lines in her published work. Jones donated her unpublished, handwritten research notes on these female lines to the NYG&B in the early twentieth century. Read More
Finding Aid for Dutch Reformed Church of Greene and Houston Streets Research Aids New York County Image Browse View description
Finding aid to the Dutch Reformed Church of Greene and Houston Streets in New York City, also known as the Greene Street Church and Seventh Avenue Church. Index cards feature names that direct researchers to records held at the New-York Historical Society.  Read More
Finding Aid to the Records of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church Religious Records New York County Image Browse View description
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is the official repository of the records from St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York City. This collection is a digitized finding aid to the 13 register books that are held at the NYG&B offices in Manhattan. Read More
Finding Aid to the Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Reformed Church Religious Records New York County Image Browse View description
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is the official repository of the records from St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in New York City. This collection is a digitized finding aid and inventory of the 15 register books that are held in the NYG&B offices in Manhattan. 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
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
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
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
Fulton County Religious Records Religious Records Fulton County Image Browse View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Fulton County, New York. Researchers can browse digital images from this collection, but the records 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
German Churches of Metropolitan New York Religious Records New York County Text View description
Those researching their German ancestors who lived in New York City during this time period often face the daunting task of locating the birthplace of their German immigrant ancestors. Civil vital records are not only difficult to find, but they also often do not contain the required level of detail to make the jump back across the Atlantic. This guide is a fantastic tool for researchers to use. Read More
Greene County Religious Records Religious Records Greene County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Greene 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
Herkimer County Religious Records Religious Records Herkimer County Image Browse View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Herkimer 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
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
Kings County Cemetery Records Cemetery Kings County Text & Images View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Kings 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