Monthly Archives: February 2016

New on Our Website: Updated Indexes to the NYG&B Record

Subject Index to Articles in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1983-2015 (Volumes 114-146)

Harry Macy Jr., FASG, FGBS, has updated his subject index to articles that have appeared in the Record since 1982, the date Mrs. Jean D. Worden’s index ends. The updated index 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.

Index to Articles in the Record by Title 

This index is organized alphabetically by title and comprises every article published in the Record from 1870 through 2015. It is especially useful for locating articles that have been published in multiple installments. NEW: For the first time additions and corrections are listed alongside the original article titles.

 Index to Articles in the Record by Author

This index is organized alphabetically by author and comprises only those articles attributed to an author by name and published in the Record from 1870 through 2015.

All three indexes are accessible to the public. To access the full run of the Record, join the NYG&B.

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Findmypast announces landmark release of U.S. Marriages Collection

Findmypast announced today that, in partnership with FamilySearch, it will launch the single largest online collection of U.S. marriages in history, with 100 million records covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010. More than 60 per cent of these marriage records have never before been published online.  When complete, this collection will comprise 450+ million names from 2,800 of the 3,000 counties in the United States and will be found in its entirety exclusively on Findmypast. The first 33 million records are live and free to the public until February 15. Read more about the collection and start searching here.

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New Records Added to German Genealogy Group Website

New/updated databases have been added to the German Genealogy Group website at

  • On the Links page: Berlin 1957 Directory
  • On the Links page: Hessen Kirchenbucher (Hesse Church Books)
  • Naturalizations – Newark, NJ Petitions 1914­-1984 (200,825 records)
  • Naturalizations – Puerto Rico Declarations & Petitions 1917-1973 (7,311 records)
  • Bavaria & Pfalz Emigration Database, over 10,000 additional names
  • Yearbooks – now 302,131 records
  • Meeting Handouts – (for GGG Members only)

Located on Long Island, the German Genealogy Group is also home to many free databases of New York City vital records.  Please visit their website for more information.