Friday, August 24, 2012

Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, FGBS: “Becoming a Genealogist” New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

ARLINGTON, VA, 24 AUGUST 2012: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the August celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) with the release of Henry B. Hoff’s story of “Becoming a Genealogist.”

One of five editors featured in the Voices of Genealogy series, Hoff is distinguished for his role in editing two of the nation’s leading genealogical journals. He served as trustee editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (with Harry Macy as associate editor) from 1986 to 1998 and as consulting editor from 1998 to 2001 (with Harry Macy as editor). In 2001 he became editor of the New England Historic Genealogical Register. His contributions to New York genealogy are enormous, particularly in his writings on Long Island families and early Dutch families in New York. He is noted also for his studies on families of the West Indies.

In recognition of his achievements, Henry B. Hoff was named a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1979 and of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 1993. He first earned the certified genealogist credential in 1979.

Previous releases featuring important editors of genealogical journals and now playing at the NGS website (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org) are John Frederick Dorman, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS, FVGS (The Virginia Genealogist); David L. Greene, Ph.D., FASG, (The American Genealogist); Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS (The NYG&B Record); and George Ely Russell, CG, FASG, FNGS (The National Genealogical Society Quarterly).

The Henry B. Hoff video was produced by award winning filmmakers Kate Geis and Allen Moore from an interview by Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, FGBS, “Becoming a Genealogist,” is now playing for all NGS members at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.

Video interviews with leading genealogists represent just one of the many opportunities NGS offers its members for honing their skills. Members receive the society’s outstanding quarterly publications, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the NGS Magazine, and can also take advantage of free courses and significant discounts on publications, courses, and the NGS annual conference to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8-11 May 2013; Richmond, Virginia, 7-10 May 2014; and St. Louis, Missouri, 13-16 May 2015.

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.