NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2010. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is pleased to announce the publication of An Armory of American Families of Dutch Descent. This book gathers together for the first time all 36 articles on the heraldry of Dutch colonial families written by William J. Hoffman, the pre-eminent authority on the subject, and previously published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record along with his final article which appeared in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Edited by Francis J. Sypher, Jr., who has provided an introduction and an armorial index, this is an essential reference for anyone interested in the subject.
The book was published on a subscription basis, and a small overrun has been printed in order to accommodate anticipated interest in this definitive volume. The text is accompanied by numerous illustrations of arms, with detailed source references that provide both validation and opportunity for further research. A limited number of books are available for purchase at a cost of $90, which includes $5 for shipping and handling. The book may be purchased online at www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org  or by calling (212) 755-8532, ext. 208.
About the NYG&B
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has been a primary resource for research on New York families since 1869. The NYG&B seeks to advance genealogical scholarship and enhance the capabilities of both new and experienced researchers of family history through a rich schedule of programs, workshops, and repository tours; through its quarterly scholarly journal The NYG&B Record and its quarterly review The New York Researcher; and through an E-Library of unique digital material on its website www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org .