The New York Researcher

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The New York Researcher is a colorful quarterly that is a benefit of membership in the NYG&B.  Covered subjects include informative articles on New York genealogy, news, book reviews, announcements, queries submitted by members, and the programs of the New York Family History School.

Reading The New York Researcher

A searchable, complete run of The New York Researcher and its predecessor publication the NYG&B Newsletter, which was first published in 1990, is available in the eLibrary of this website to NYG&B members.

Feature Articles

The feature articles of The New York Researcher have made it a particularly useful research tool for New York genealogists. These articles cover topics such as

  • Descriptions of sources for New York genealogy, such as probate, church, and census records.
  • Descriptions of holdings of other New York State libraries and record repositories.
  • "How to" articles on New York genealogical research, both statewide and for particular counties or cities, religious or ethnic groups, or time periods.
  • Lists of accounts of New York families "hidden" in multi-family works, manuscript collections, and periodicals.
  • Articles on New York families published in other periodicals, past and present

Genealogical Exchange in The New York Researcher

NYG&B members may submit a genealogical query not exceeding 100 words to each issue of The New York Researcher; queries submitted for printing in The New York Researcher are also automatically posted online. (Note also that you may post queries online yourself, independently of the printed version. Click here to post online.) For queries to be printed in the magazine, send an email to or mail to the NYG&B offices: 36 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Submitting Material to The New York Researcher

If you have a story idea for The New York Researcher, or would like to write an article, note, or book review, or have a book to submit for a book review in The New York Researcher, please contact the editor.