P.O. Box 2593
Syracuse, New York 13220-2593

What's New:   The 2017 Spring Meeting is set for April 8th.  Click the Meeting Schedule button to the left for details.


Member Societies

Our Member Organizations Websites

Please visit our "Member Societies" button to the left to review their websites. Some sites also have research material available that can help you with your research (free and for a charge).


Member Organizations Events

  In an effort to help our member societies publicize their upcoming events, we have added this section to aid visitors. By clicking on "Activities" button to the left, you will more easily find pointers to our member's published events and programs.

Contact Us


To the home page of the New York State Council of Genealogical Organizations. NYSCOGO was formed in 1991 to facilitate communication between genealogical and historical groups. NYSCOGO provides a forum for local and state-wide action and interest in the genealogical field.

If you wish to join our Mailing List, for the purpose of discussion and the sharing of ideas regarding research in New York State, please click the link below: 



Any genealogical organization in New York State is eligible for membership, which entitles the naming of two delegates who serve as the link between NYSCOGO and the individual society. "Genealogical organization" is defined as any organization that considers itself to have a genealogical function, including, but not limited to, genealogical, lineage and historical societies, libraries or archives with local history and genealogical collections.

Click on the button to the left for an application that can be printed and mailed.

Notice to genealogists and other researchers

NYSCOGO and this webpage is run by volunteers. As an organization, we are not able to offer individual help with your family history research. However, we can point you to member organizations throughout the state that might be able to help you. Keep in mind that many times the first step in researching New York State is to access NYGenWeb online and click on the appropriate county page for records and contact information.

That URL is:  www. rootsweb.com/~nygenweb

























Effort to Reduce the Cost of Vital Records

Click on the above link to read about this effort.  The cost of vital records in New York State is more than twice the average of any other state. Something must be done to get this cost at a level were most can afford it. We need everyone's support in getting this effort passed in the State Legislature.

What Ever Happened to Memorial Day?

NYSCOGO Books For Sale !!!

Click on the links below to learn more.



(Our Latest Publication)

The Balloting Book and Other Documents Relating to Military Bounty Lands in the State of New York

(A New York State Council of Genealogical Organizations Publication)


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last update: 2/1/2017