Friday, December 05, 2014

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Please address all inquiries to

The NYGandB is pleased to announce that it will now be taking pre-orders for the long-awaited New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.  The New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer is the first book of its kind. More than 100 experts have reviewed and contributed to its content about local and regional resources and key topics in New York family history. The result is a book of more than 800 pages with:
  • Chapters on major record groups and research resources
  • Information on major ethnic and religious groups that have lived in New York
  • Gazetteers, maps, and research guides to each of New York’s  62 counties
  • A timeline of key events in New York history 1609–1945 that impact genealogical research
  • An index of place names past and present
You can pre-order your own copy online via our online store, by calling (212) 755-8532, or by mailing your completed order form with a check to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Retail price $85. Those who pre-order before January 21, 2015 are eligible for a special pre-publication pricing of $60 for NYGandB members and $75 for non-members. Gift purchases will be announced in a card to the gift recipient.

Our work has been appreciated by the many experts who have read the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer:

“Three years of intensive work culminate in this volume, which serves as a comprehensive guide to the resources available to research the histories of families with New York roots. The Guide is a unique resource which not only supports those interested in New York State, but also provides a model for other states—a true gift to those interested in family history.”
David S. FerrieroArchivist of the United States

“For centuries, New York has been the New World’s gateway, the first address of families searching for better lives for themselves and their descendants. Now, thanks to the astonishing efforts of the NYGandB, those descendants have a single port of entry for researching the past. This volume is certain to become the standard for the nation and an indispensable resource for anyone hoping to retrace ancestral journeys in—and beyond—the Empire State.”
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

“The unrivaled achievement of this volume is its authoritative and accessible coverage of the vast, complex, and challenging domain of genealogical research. The NYGandB – long recognized as a champion of family history — has provided an indispensable, must-have resource for libraries, historical societies, and their many users.”
Ann ThorntonAndrew W. Mellon Director, The New York Public Library


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