New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the "G&B," is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational institution founded in 1869. Its purpose is to collect and make available to the public information on genealogy, biography, and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State.

To carry out this purpose, the Society maintains one of the principal genealogical reference libraries in the United States and a website with unique resources. It publishes periodicals and books, conducts educational programs, and provides research assistance and other services.

For nearly 400 years New York has been known for the diversity of its people. Whether your ancestors were among the first Europeans or Africans who came to New Netherland or the Native Americans who were already living here, or whether they were among the long stream of immigrants from all over the world who came in subsequent years, the “G&B” is here to help you learn more about those ancestors and the world in which they lived.

Membership in The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society includes quarterly issues of both The NewYork Researcher and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Record; online access to HeritageQuest Online, the New York Times database, and the Members’ Area of the NYG&B website; discounts on our excellent educational programs, research, and publications; plus full access to the holdings of the Society Library.

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