Benefits of Membership in the NYG&B

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The NYG&B is a membership organization, and new members are always welcome.

NYG&B Members receive:

  • A subscription to The Record, which is recognized as the most important journal for New York genealogical research.  Published quarterly since 1870, The Record features compiled genealogies, solutions to problems, unique source material, and book reviews.

  • A subscription to The New York Researcher, a colorful quarterly review which features instructive articles on genealogical research techniques and resources; profiles of repositories and genealogical societies across New York State; program announcements; website news; and book reviews.

  • Online, remote access to exclusive content on our website, including:

    • Every issue of The Record  since 1870, plus unique indexes and search tools.

    • The complete run of The New York Researcher.

    • Early American Newspapers Series I, with 350,000 fully searchable issues from over 710 newspapers published from 1690-1876.

    • Original Guides to using newspapers, maps, and other resources for New York research.

    • More than 100 Research Aid articles on key topics in New York genealogy.
    • A growing collection of guides to doing research in New York counties.

    • Special collections, such as the 1855 New York State Census for Manhattan’s 17th Ward; the American Bible Society Collection; digital versions of books published by the NYG&B; more than a dozen volumes in the WPA Historical Records Survey series; cemetery transcriptions and religious records; biographical sketches of NYG&B members from the first half of the 20th century; plus, more exceptional material that is being added.  A list of current collections may be found here.

  • Access to the NYG&B’s Mini-Search Service exclusively for members: submit a specific request for a photocopy of a document or text that you have identified in the collections of a growing list of New York repositories, including: the New York Public Library, the Municipal Archives of New York City, the National Archives at NYC, the New-York Historical Society, the New York State Archives and Library in Albany, the Onondaga County Library, the Syracuse University Library, the Oswego State Library, and the Oswego Public Library. If you ARE a member, you may access the Minisearch Service now. If you are NOT yet a member, learn more about this service

  • Early notification and discounts on NYG&B programs, workshops, and repository tours.

  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events.

  • A subscription to the NYG&B’s monthly eNews. The eNews informs you of upcoming events and provides time-sensitive information. Email addresses are never shared or disclosed. 

  • Discounts on NYG&B publications and products.
  • Discounts on Y-chromosome DNA tests for men, and mitochondrial and autosomal DNA tests for men and women through Family Tree DNA.  If you ARE a member in the NYG&B, you may access the discount now.  If you are NOT a member of the NYG&B, learn more about this DNA testing opportunity.  

  • A discount of 30% on the purchase of membership to WorldVitalRecords.com, with access to more than 1.5 billion international and U.S. records and 1 billion newspaper articles. If you ARE a member of the NYG&B, you may access the discount now. If you are not a member of the NYG&B, learn more about WorldVitalRecords.com.  

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is a tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For tax purposes, the non-deductible portion of membership dues is $30.