I am incredibly honored to announce my election to the Board of Trustees of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society! The NYG&B is the largest and oldest genealogical society in New York State, and the second oldest genealogical society in the nation. As a lifelong genealogist with New York roots dating back almost 250 years, joining the NYG&B is a dream come true for me.
Over the past decade, DNA has become a powerful tool for genealogical research. As a member of the NYG&B’s Board of Trustees, I hope to be able to help bridge the (ever-closing) gap between traditional genealogy and genetic genealogy, and help both members and non-members understand and incorporate DNA into their family histories.
The board represents an incredible group of people dedicated to helping people discovery their family histories, and I am so grateful to be able to join them. The full list is below.
I’m looking forward to a long, wonderful tenure on the Board!
NYG&B Board of Trustees
Jeanne Sloane, Chairman
Robert G. Goelet, Vice Chairman
Luke Ives Pontifell, Secretary
Robert F. Hendrickson, Treasurer
Debra Tanner Abell, M.D.
Elizabeth L. Bradley, Ph.D.
Iain H. Bruce
Anne Sibert Buiter, Ph.D.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ph.D.
John C. Harvey
Stephen S. Madsen
William G. Pomeroy
Robert S. Roberson
Henry B. Roberts, FGBS
Waddell W. Stillman
Kathleen Hill Tesluk
McKelden Smith, President and Trustee Ex Officio
About the NYG&B
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has been a primary resource for research on New York families since 1869. The NYG&B seeks to advance genealogical scholarship and enhance the capabilities of both new and experienced researchers of family history through a rich schedule of programs, workshops, and repository tours; through its quarterly scholarly journal The Record and its quarterly review The New York Researcher; and through an eLibrary of unique digital material on its website www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org.