National Genealogical Society Announces New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series: Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS

ARLINGTON, VA, 30 MARCH 2012: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS has created for its members a historical archive of interviews with some of the most distinguished genealogists in the discipline. Among them are the editors of the major US genealogical journals.

The third release in the series presents Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS, who edited The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record from 1987 to 2006. The Record is the only genealogical journal focused on research in New York. The video was produced by award winning filmmaker Kate Geis. In “Becoming a Genealogist,” 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. Future episodes with Harry Macy 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.

Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS, “Becoming a Genealogist,” is now playing for all NGS members at Sponsored by the NYG&B, the Harry Macy videos will also appear on the website of that society at

The video interviews represent just one of the many opportunities NGS offers its members for becoming successful genealogists. Members receive the society’s outstanding 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.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.