The NYG&B helps people of all backgrounds – especially those connected with New York City, State, and region – discover their family histories and find meaning by placing their own family’s experience into the broader context of American history.
Click here to search free New York records on Ancestry.com through a partnership with the New York State Archives.
The NYG&B library collections can be accessed at the New York Public Library (NYPL). To locate NYG&B material at the NYPL, read our guide or search the NYPL's online catalog. Click here for a list of finding aids to NYG&B's former archival collections at the NYPL.
Learn more about how the NYG&B and the NYPL are collaborating to advance knowledge and build community.