A new online tool, Mapping the Record, which allows visitors to search an index of articles from New York’s oldest (and largest) genealogical publication, The Record and return map-based results, has been launched by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B).
The project is currently in beta phase, and contains articles published from 1870 to 2018.
Users can search articles by title, author, volume, and location – the tool will display articles that match the search query, along with a map of New York State that indicates the various locations covered by the search results.
This tool allows genealogists and historians to zero in on a specific New York State town, city, or county and quickly uncover relevant record set transcriptions, compiled genealogies, case studies, and other articles about that specific location. In organizing articles by location, this digital tool allows researchers to explore the 149 years’ worth of work on New York families in a vibrant new manner .
Team members at NYG&B Labs constructed the custom search application and created this location-based index, by assigning a relevant location to each article in The Record.
Once completed, projects may be added to resources at newyorkfamilyhistory.org.
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