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The NYG&B offers thousands of resources for researching ancestors across the entire state of New York.

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  • Our Online Records include vital records, religious records, cemetery transcriptions, member profiles, record surveys, and immigration records in addition to the full issues of The Record since its first publication in 1870. 
  • In addition to the our online collections, members of the NYG&B enjoy access to the full United States census alongside birth, marriage, and death records, immigration records, and other collections from Findmypast.
  • Our New York Knowledgebase includes hundreds of articles, county guides, and research aids to guide you through New York's records (including those not available online). 
  • The NYG&B's collections (housed at the New York Public Library) include books and manuscript collections from across New York state.

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