FindMyPast: indexing to New York Gen. Biog. Rec. broken?

+1 vote

Just now, I tried to search the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record on FindMyPast, as I have done many times. But now it shows just 244 records indexed, and when I search without entering any search criteria, it shows the 244 records and there aren't any names or other data. It seems the entire index was basically wiped. Is anyone else finding this same issue?

in Genealogy Help by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (202k points)
Barry, do you have an membership? NYGBR is part of their collection.
Yes, I have AmericanAncestors, but they only have volumes through 1924. FindMyPast has them up through the present.

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Perhaps that old arrangement with FindMyPast has expired. One now searches the Record from the NYG&B site:
by Jim Moore G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)
Unfortunately, I'm not a member, and becoming a member requires a full-year suscription.

As Jim indicated, NYGBS has established its own online platform and their content is no longer hosted on findmypast. The good news is that their new platform is a whole lot easier to work with, and they are providing online access to an increasing number of resources in addition to the NYGBR. The bad news, however, is that old links to the NYGBR no longer work and that a findmypast subscription no longer provides access to the NYGBR,

The search utility on the new online platform does not require membership (do try it!), but only logged-in members can access the documents. I suppose that NYGBS members (like Jim and me) are going to be called upon to provide documents to others.

These changes also mean that NYGBS membership now has greater value than it used to have for those of us who do not live near New York City. smiley

NYGBS is probably going to end up getting the money I send to FindMyPast then. I'm just annoyed that then I won't have access to the English records.
Well, I went ahead and joined NYGBS and will cancel my FindMyPast subscription before it tries to renew for next month. Looking forward to it.
I hope you don't regret the decision, Barry!

I do miss access to the records from England, but remarkably FamilySearch now has free links to the occasional record...
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Hi, I just wanted to clarify a detail for anyone not familiar with American Ancestors. This is the Website for the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS),  It has alot of genealogical information on New York generally, and  information on Loyalists who migrated to Canada in the latter half of the 18th century. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are separate and distinct Societies. They collaborate with eachother, but NEGHS but is not part of the NYGBS.


by Denise Ellison G2G Crew (300 points)

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