Join the NYG&B and become a part of the oldest and largest genealogical society in New York State. Membership dues assist the NYG&B to provide education programs, publications, and online resources that help people of all backgrounds build connections with their families and their communities. View a detailed description of member benefits here. Please direct any questions to Cathy Michelsen, Director of Development, Tel (212) 755-8532, ext 208,


A printable membership form may be downloaded here.


The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A portion of Patron Membership and Life Membership dues is tax-deductible. To make a tax-deductible contribution in addition to your dues payment, click here.


Membership in the NYG&B includes a free subscription to the U.S. and Canadian collections on, which coincides with the term of the NYG&B membership. 


If you wish to purchase a membership as a gift, please choose the "Gift Membership" option and provide the recipient's contact information in the special instructions box during checkout.  All sales are final.

Individual Annual Membership $70.00
Joint Annual Membership $100.00
BEST VALUE: Individual 2-year Membership $120.00
BEST VALUE: Joint 2-year Membership $170.00
Gift Membership - Individual Annual Membership $70.00
Gift Membership- Joint Annual Membership $100.00
Gift Membership- Individual 2-year Membership $120.00
Gift Membership- Joint 2-year Membership $170.00
Patron Membership: Benefactor $250.00
Patron Membership: Sustainer $500.00
Patron Membership: Guardian $1,000.00
Patron Membership: Conservator $2,500.00
Life Membership: Individual $1,500.00
Life Membership: Joint $2,500.00