30 March 2012

Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS: Becoming a Genealogist -- New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly continues with the third release in the Voices of Genealogy video series of interviews with distinguished genealogists, among them the editors of the major US genealogical journals.

The new episode, “Becoming a Genealogist,” features Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS, who, from 1987 to 2006, was editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, the only genealogical journal focused on research in New York. Produced by award winning filmmaker Kate Geis, the video is now playing for all NGS members on the Society’s website. In this video, Macy describes his discovery of genealogy when he was an eight-year-old boy on Long Island and his journey to becoming the scholar we appreciate today. 

To enjoy the interview, visit http://www.ngsgenealogy.org, log in, click the Members Only tab, and then click the Videos link in the menu on the left of the screen.

Future episodes with Harry Macy will tell the stories of his becoming an editor, his own research, and an opportunity he sees for societies to support researchers in correcting widespread errors in genealogies. There is more information about the Voices of Genealogy series in the January-February-March issue of the NGS Magazine.

The video interviews represent just one of the many opportunities NGS offers its members for becoming successful genealogists. Members receive the society’s outstanding quarterly publications, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the NGS Magazine, and they can also take advantage of free courses and significant discounts on publications, courses, and the NGS annual conference, which will be held in Cincinnati 9–12 May 2012 and in Las Vegas 8–11 May 2013.

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