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Friday Finds: NEHGR, NYGBR and other journals online

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So I was listening to the January podcast from Family Tree Magazine on a recent roadtrip, and was interested to hear that Google Books has digitized the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (published since 1847),


and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (published quarterly since 1870).


Cool!  These are both genealogical journals that could help you once you follow your granny’s trail back in time, before she moved out west.  There are probably other journals of interest to you in your research that have been digitized, especially if they are out of copyright.  This includes publication before 1923.

By the way, Family Tree Magazine website has a lot of free resources, even if you don’t have a subscription to their magazine.  The podcasts are one of them.  I always learn something new when I listen to them, and it’s a good use of time when I in the car, gardening, or working around the house.

And if you haven’t heard about Internet Archive, you should check them out, too, as they have over 3 million digitized books and might have that journal you are seeking.


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

3 thoughts on “Friday Finds: NEHGR, NYGBR and other journals online

  1. Reblogged this on On Granny's Trail and commented:

    While we are away from home serving as missionaries I will reblog some of my earlier popular posts. Here is one about using Google Books to find the NEHGR and NYGBR genealogy journals online, as well as using Internet Archive and Family Tree Podcasts as resources.

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