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 More Info
Rockland County Religious Records Religious Records Rockland County Image Browse View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Rockland 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
Saratoga County Cemetery Records Cemetery Saratoga County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Saratoga 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
Saratoga County Religious Records Religious Records Saratoga County Text & Images View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Saratoga 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
Schenectady County Religious Records Religious Records Schenectady County Image Browse View description
Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Schenectady 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
Schoharie County Cemetery Records Cemetery Schoharie County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Schoharie 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
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
Shipwrecked Passengers Bound for the Americas, 1817 - 1875 Immigration All NY Counties Text View description
This collection was researched and transcribed by NYG&B Fellow Frank A. Biebel in 2013. He states that the Act of 1819 "made no provision for the inevitable shipwreck(s), including survivors.” This lead to there being “no comprehensive list” of the names of the victims of the shipwrecks, leaving most of them unknown. Read More
Steuben County Histories County Histories Steuben County Text View description
Digitized histories of Steuben County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on many individuals who lived in Steuben County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume. Read More
Suffolk County Cemetery Records Cemetery Suffolk County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Suffolk 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
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
Ulster County Cemetery Records Cemetery Ulster County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Ulster 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
Ulster County Clerk's Office, Old Dutch & English Records Colonial Ulster County Text View description
Before the publication of this survey of microfilm in 2011, Donald C. Lockhart was trying to investigate the life of an ancestor named Reijnier van der Coelen. This ancestor was a “distiller and grain dealer whose misdeed dot the pages of colonial-era records.” Read More
Washington County Cemetery Records Cemetery Washington County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Washington 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
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
Westchester County Cemetery Records Cemetery Westchester County Image Browse View description
Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Westchester 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