Read the January 2018 issue of The Record online


Volume 149 of The Record is officially underway. The January 2018 issue of The Record (vol. 149, no. 1), is now available for NYG&B members to read online.

In this issue, we welcome the return of Laura Murphy DeGrazia as editor. She has has put together a fantastic issue.

There are some fantastic articles in this issue - an amazing example of a thrilling biographical narrative created from court documents (among other sources); a useful overview of some often-overlooked slavery records in the New York City Municipal Archives; and numerous other articles that showcase genealogical research and writing from the foremost experts in the field. 

Read this issue to see how experts research in various time periods and locations across New York State - you will encounter ideas for record sets to investigate, and learn from the methodology and research questions used by professional and expert researchers. 

Click here to read The Record, vol. 148, no. 4


Articles in this issue

James Sutton Jr. (1841-1891), Publisher of The Aldine - by Sean Furniss

Slavery Records in the Common Council Papers at the New York City Municipal Archives - contributed by Meryl Schumacker

Chloe (Foster) (Kately/Cately) Wells (1788-1869) of Leyden, Massachusetts, and Cortland County, New York - by Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG

The True Parentage of Susannah Braisier/Brazier/Brasher, Wife of John Stites - by Simon Parker-Galbreath

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

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

Note from the Editor: The next installment of William M. DeGrove's "Adolph DeGrove, 1720 - 1796 of Newburgh, New York, and Some of His Descendants" will appear in a future issue of The Record 

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Book Review

Shefsiek, Kenneth. Set in Stone: Creating and Commemorating a Hudson Valley Culture - by Joan de Vries Kelley


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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