New Editor For New York Genealogical and Biographical Record


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The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) has announced the retirement of editor Karen Mauer Jones and the selection of Laura Murphy DeGrazia as editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (The Record).

Earlier this year the NYG&B announced that Karen Mauer Jones wished to retire as editor of The Record.

Laura Murphy DeGrazia will assume the editorship beginning with the January 2018 issue. She was previously co-editor of The Record and was named a Fellow of the NYG&B in 2013. With expertise in New York City and Long Island research, she was a member of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer editorial team and served on the NYG&B Education Committee from 2006–2015.

Murphy DeGrazia’s work has appeared in numerous publications including The Record, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Her experience in publishing and editing includes recent work as an advisor to NGS Magazine and editor of NGS Monthly. She has been a Board-certified genealogist since 1998 and frequently speaks and writes on genealogical standards. She is also a past president and former trustee of the BCG.

Published continuously since 1870, articles in The Record include over one million names of New Yorkers from the 1600s to the present. Access to The Record is available online through membership in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

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