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.

Popular Collections

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 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
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
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
Long Island Cemetery Records Cemetery Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries on Long Island, in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. 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
Montgomery County Cemetery Records Cemetery Montgomery County Text View description
Transcribed gravestones inscriptions from cemeteries in Montgomery 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
Montgomery County Religious Records Religious Records Montgomery County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Montgomery 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
Nassau County Cemetery Records Cemetery Nassau County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Nassau 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
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
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