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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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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
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
Jefferson County Histories and Directories County Histories Jefferson County OCR View description
Histories and directories of Jefferson County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on the people of Jefferson County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume. 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
New York Biographical Index Biographies All NY Counties Indexed View description
A name index to biographical information in thousands of books, monographs, and journals related to various aspects of New York State history.   Read More
New York County Cemetery Records Cemetery New York County Image Browse View description
Cemetery records from New York 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 York County Coroner's Report Abstracts Death New York County Text View description
The Minutes of Coroners Proceedings: City and County of New York, John Burnet, Coroner, 1748-1758 and the two volumes of Coroners’ Reports New York City, 1823-1842, 1843-1849 reports the deaths of people in British colonial New York and nineteenth cenury New York City, respectively. The causes of deaths are many, such as smallpox, accidents, drowning, murder, and falls. Read More
New York County Harlem Cemetery Disinterments Cemetery New York County Image Browse View description
These records contain information about disinterments and the chartering of what would become Harlem. Along with lists of the vaults disinterred and moved between 1869 and 1875, researchers will find a letter and a legal document that chartered New Harlem in 1667. The collection description contains detailed information on the these records and their historical significance.  Read More