Indexes to The Record

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In addition to the annual index which is released in October, the NYG&B has published several specialized indexes to The Record through the years, which are now available in our eLibraryWhile the following indexes vary in terms of their scope, they can be a source of useful information to the researcher trying to mine the rich body of information contained in The Record.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 113 Years Master Index 1870-1982

Published by Mrs. Jean D. Worden in 1983, this book is a subject index to articles that appeared in The Record from 1870-1982.  While it includes many index references to individuals, it is not meant to be a full name index.

Strengths: Index to articles by subject.  Includes a list of surnames which notes additions and corrections to articles.

Period covered: 1870-1982 (For subsequent years, see Harry Macy’s Subject Index, which follows.)

Subject Index to Articles in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1983-2013(Volumes 114-144), compiled by Harry Macy Jr., FASG, FGBS

This index is a continuation of Mrs. Jean D. Worden’s Master Index 1870-1982. It consists of three parts: compiled genealogies and family records, indexed by principal surnames; source records and collective genealogies, indexed by location; and other articles, indexed by subject.

Strengths: Index to articles by subject and location.  Includes a list of surnames which notes additions and corrections to articles.

Period covered: 1983-2013.  This index will be updated annually following the release of the Annual Index to The Record in October.  (For previous years, see Mrs. Jean D. Worden’s Master Index above.)

Index to Articles in The Record by Title and by Author

NEW

Previously available only on CD, and only covering articles published through 2001, this index provides a browsable and searchable listing of titles and authors of articles that have appeared in The Record from 1870 through 2012.

Strengths: A complete listing of articles sorted by the first word of the title; a complete listing of articles sorted by author's surname.  Search tip: search for a fmaily name or place name by pressing "Control" and the letter "F", then type your search term.  N.B. Consult the Master Index 1870-1982 and the Subject Index 1983-2011 in order to find additions or corrections that were subsequently made to articles.

Period covered: 1870-2012.

Worden’s Index to Family and Given Names 

Previously available only on CD and covering the period 1870-1998, this is a browsable and searchable index of more than one million names that have been mentioned in The Record from 1870 through the present.  It forms the basis of our Worden’s search engine. Go to Worden's Index and click on a letter to view a list of names.

Strengths: Family and given names

Period covered: 1870 to the present.  Updated every year after the fall annual index is released.