Read the Fall 2017 issue of The Record online

The Fall 2017 issue of The Record (vol. 148, no. 4), is now available for NYG&B members to read online.

This issue is the final one produced by editor Karen Mauer Jones, who is retiring at the end of 2017.

Her "Editor's View" (a regularly occurring feature at the beginning of each issue) is one not to miss, as she reflects on The Record and the NYG&B's role in preserving New York history and genealogy. We thank Karen for all of her hard work and successful issues, and wish her the best in her retirement!

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Articles in this issue

Parents for Aby Newman, A Pioneer Woman of Jefferson County, New York - by Cheryl Storton, CG

Isabella Schoonmaker: Another Granddaughter of Nancy Franklin, African American of the Mid-Hudson Valley - by Joan de Vries Kelley

Connecting William W. Hawkins of Newark, New Jersey, and William Wallace Hawkins of New York City - by Shannon Green, CG

Daniel McIntyre, United Empire Loyalist, of the Town of Argyle, Albany County, New York, and Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Upper Canada (continued) - by John Blythe Dobson, FASG, FGBS, and James Isaak

George1 Lane of Rye, and a Lane Line from Westchester County Westward (concluded) - by William B. Saxbe Jr., CG, FASG

Origin of the Amerman and Terhune Families, and Their Founding Mother Geertje Dircks (continued) - by Harry Macy Jr., FASG, and Renee L. Dauven

Adolph DeGrove, 1720–1796, of Newburgh, New York, and Some of His Descendants (continued) - by William M. DeGrove

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Book Reviews

Jones. Mastering Genealogical Documentation. By Nancy A. Peters, CG.

Stessin-Cohn and Hurlburt-Biagini. In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735–1831. By Vicki L. Wright, JD.


About The Record

The second-oldest genealogical journal in the United States, The Record has as its goal the scholarly preservation of the history of families who have contributed to the rich diversity of what is now New York State. In it you will find accounts of New York documented at the level of the individual, and find that history is not only shaped by its prominent citizens, but by all of its residents, rich and poor alike.

The New York State Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer offers an excellent summary of The Record and its use for genealogists: 

"In 1870 the NYG&B began publishing its quarterly, the NYG&B Record, now in its 145th year, the second-oldest continuously published genealogical journal in the English language.

In its thousands of pages are genealogies of New York families and transcripts and abstracts of New York records, the largest collection of reliable New York family history under one title. The Record participated in the development of scholarly genealogy, and today it is one of the few peer-reviewed American scholarly journals in the field, a magnet attracting the best and brightest researchers and writers.

Anyone who fails to include The Record in their research, especially when working on New York families before 1900, risks missing unique and crucial information, and thus repeating old errors or creating new ones. Even when a family is not found in The Record, reviewing its articles will help in understanding how scholarly genealogy should be written, and how New York sources can be used."

NYG&B members receive a print copy of the latest issue of The Record every quarter. The most recent issues are available for members to read online, and the full archive of The Record (including several indexes) is available to search in the NYG&B eLibrary. 

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About the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The NYG&B's Publications have won
back-to-back Awards of Excellence from
the National Genealogical Society 
in 2016 and 2017.

Since 1869, the NYG&B's mission has been to help our thousands of worldwide members discover their family's New York story, and there has never been a better time to join.

The cost of an Individual Annual Membership is less than six dollars a month, and includes the following benefits: 

  • Access to over 50 exclusive digital record sets covering the entire state of New York, including the fully searchable archives of The Record
  • A complimentary subscription to all of Findmypast's North American records, as well as U.K. and Irish Census records.
  • Access to hundreds of expert-authored Knowledge Base articles and webinars to help you navigate the tricky New York research landscape. 
  • Exclusive discounts and advanced access to conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures to learn more about researching people and places across New York State. 

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