Discover your New York ancestors

Discover your New York ancestors

We've partnered with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society to bring you an exciting range of resources for uncovering your New York roots. Explore all of these unique collections below.

About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The NYG&B is the most authoritative source for research on New York families and families with New York connections. Founded in 1869, it is the largest genealogical society in New York and the only one that is state-wide.

The NYG&B engages with the dynamic, fast growing, rapidly changing field of family history through accurate, thorough research and the highest standards of scholarship The mission of the NYG&B is to help people of all backgrounds discover their family histories (especially those aspects of their family histories which relate to New York City, State, and region) and find meaning by placing their own family's experience into the broader context of American history. We believe that all families are important, all family histories are worthy of preservation, and all families are essential parts of a larger historical narrative.

We believe that linking families to the history of the nation is profoundly meaningful and is powerfully beneficial on many levels. Participation and Operations The NYG&B is a membership organization, and we welcome all people who are curious about researching their family histories. Learn more about becoming a member. We are a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status, and gifts to the NYG&B are tax deductible.

We have a headquarters office in New York City with a professional staff and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are governed by a distinguished Board of Trustees who serve voluntarily and contribute generously. We are supported mainly by membership dues; annual gifts from members and trustees; and bequests. Learn more about supporting the NYG&B.