November 12, 2012. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announces the election of two leading New York genealogists as Fellows of the Genealogical and Biographical Society (FGBS).
The designation of Fellow of the Genealogical and Biographical Society, the oldest such designation in the genealogical field in the nation, is reserved for individuals who have contributed to New York genealogical research, writing, speaking, and advocacy at the highest level of proficiency. There are currently sixteen Fellows.
Individually distinguished as genealogists, Laura Murphy DeGrazia and Karen Mauer Green have added renewed vitality to The Record as Co-Editors. Working together, they have broadened the range of subject and time periods covered, attracted a growing pool of scholars, and maintained the exceptionally high standards for which the 143-year old publication is recognized.
Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, FGBS, is a past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, where she remains a trustee. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and other publications. A nationally known speaker and the co-compiler of two books, she is currently writing the New York City guide to genealogical research for the National Genealogical Society guidebook series. She holds a BA from Adelphi University, magna cum laude, where she was a Presidential Scholar, and an MA in Computer Science, with honors, from Hofstra University, where she was a Grumman Aerospace Corporation Masters Fellow. Ms. DeGrazia lives on Long Island.
Karen Mauer Green, CG, FGBS, has been involved in genealogy since 1977; she has written six books, as well as numerous articles, columns, and reviews. In 1982 she founded Frontier Press, a source for genealogical and historical books. She served the Association of Professional Genealogists as board member and regional vice-president, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies as board member, national conference chair, vice-president for administration, and in numerous other capacities. She has organized the 2014 track of New York lectures at the prestigious Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. She has a BS in history with honors and an MA in Museum Studies from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Ms. Green lives in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has been the authoritative source for research on New York families and families with New York connections since 1869. By offering educational programs, scholarly and informational publications, and online resources, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society helps people of all backgrounds build connections with their families and their communities --especially those linked to New York City, State, and region-- and to appreciate their families’ experience in the broader context of American history. The NYG&B maintains a website with an eLibrary of digital material, including the entire run of its quarterly scholarly journal The Record, and other online resources for its members at www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org .
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