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(asc) More Info
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 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
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
Richmond County Religious Records Religious Records Richmond County Text View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Richmond 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
Province and State of New York Admin Bond Abstracts, 1753 - 1799 Wills & Probate New York City Text View description
The Duke Laws of 1664 gave the state the power to administer the authentication of wills and managing the estates of people who did not write wills before their death. In the coming century, the laws regarding the probate of wills were altered in how they were supervised. As a result, we have documents that contain a great deal of information for readers looking for genealogical information. Read More
New York Times Obituaries Index Death All NY Counties Text View description
A complete index to obituaries published in The New York Times between 1858 and 1968. Researchers may use the information found in this index to locate the full obituary in The New York Times archives.  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
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
Oswego County Religious Records Religious Records Oswego County Text View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Oswego 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
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
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 Naturalizations in the Marine Court, 1827 - 1840 Naturalization New York County Text View description
Abstracts of naturalization records from the Marine Court between 1834-1840. Records contain the name of the naturalized citizen, the date of naturalization, name of character witness, and possibly other details like occupation or previous nationality. This collection can be searched by text and the images can also be browsed. Read the collection description for more detail on the Marine Court any why so many immigrants got naturalized there.  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
The Mohawk (Periodical) Periodicals Schenectady County OCR View description
Issues of The Mohawk contain a variety of extracted and transcribed records from Montgomery County, Schenectady 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
The Capital (Periodical) Periodicals Rensselaer County OCR View description
The Capital, a quarterly periodical created and edited by Arthur C.M. Kelly, founder of Kinship Books, includes rare and essential record extracts and transcriptions from Albany and Rensselaer counties. Individual issues cover a wide range of materials documenting families who lived in (and around) Albany and Rensselaer counties in the 1700s and 1800s.  Read More