American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff
In nearly 30 years in the educational publishing industry, Sharon developed and directed the production of French, Spanish, Italian, German, social studies, science, and math textbook programs for secondary school and higher education. She is very happy to be at NEHGS applying her editorial and project management skills to Newbury Street Press publications and the Mayflower Descendant journal, and searching for her Croatian, Scottish, English, and Yankee ancestors in her spare time.
You can reach Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-226-1206.
Scott C. Steward has been NEHGS’ Editor-in-Chief since 2013. He is an author -- The Sarsaparilla Kings: A Biography of Dr. James Cook Ayer and Frederick Ayer, with a record of their family (1993); The Le Roy Family in America 1753-2003 (2003, with Newbold Le Roy, 3rd); and The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts (2011, with Christopher Challender Child) – and with John Bradley Arthaud, F.A.S.G., he edited A Thorndike Family History: Descendants of John and Elizabeth (Stratton) Thorndike (2000). His articles have appeared in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, NEXUS, New England Ancestors, and The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, and he has written book reviews for the Register, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
Scott is a graduate of Harvard College and the Radcliffe Publishing Program. He can be reached via email at email@example.com or by phone at 617-226-1208.
Assistant Publishing Director
Cécile joined NEHGS with nearly ten years of editorial and project management experience in academic publishing. She has developed a variety of books, ranging from a guide to U.S. citizenship to graphic novels, and managed the production of complex foreign language programs. She graduated with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in French from Andrews University in Michigan. She received her M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College.
You can reach Cécile at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-226-1210.
Editor of the Register
Henry has been the editor of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register since 2001. Previously he was trustee editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, a Fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and a Certified Genealogist. He is the author of more than 200 genealogical articles in numerous scholarly journals and is the co-author, compiler, or editor of seven books. He is also the editor of the “Focus on New York” column in American Ancestors magazine.
Correspondence concerning the Register should be addressed to: email@example.com or Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, Editor/The Register, 99-101 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116-3007.
Publications Design Manager
Ellen joined the NEHGS staff with over 20 years of publishing experience, working most of this time as a design and production manager. With experience in student and teacher books, early readers, textbooks and trade books, along with interests in typography, art history and photo manipulation, she is putting her talents to work for Newbury Street Press and other publications at NEHGS. You can reach Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-226-1207.
Senior Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press; Editor, Mayflower Descendant
Chris Child has worked for various departments at NEHGS since 1997 and became a full-time employee in July 2003. He has been a member of NEHGS since the age of eleven. He has written several articles in American Ancestors, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and The Mayflower Descendant. He is the co-editor of The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton (NEHGS, 2011), co-author of The Descendants of Judge John Lowell of Newburyport, Massachusetts (Newbury Street Press, 2011) and Ancestors and Descendants of George Rufus and Alice Nelson Pratt (Newbury Street Press, 2013), and author of The Nelson Family of Rowley, Massachusetts (Newbury Street Press, 2014). Chris holds a B.A. in history from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Areas of expertise: Southern New England, especially Connecticut; New York; ancestry of notable figures, especially presidents; genetics and genealogy; African-American and Native-American genealogy, 19th and 20th Century research, westward migrations out of New England, and applying to hereditary societies. Chris has lectured on these topics and edits the genetics and genealogy column for American Ancestors.
Senior Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press
Kyle holds a B.A. in both History and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a Master’s certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University. For the culmination of this program, she completed a semester-long internship at the National Archives in Waltham, MA. After two years as a volunteer, Kyle joined NEHGS in 2008. For several years a member of the Research Services team, she focuses on research in the mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, and various European countries. A skilled writer, she has been credited for her contributions to The Root, the Vita Brevis blog, and American Ancestors magazine. With Newbury Street Press, she authored the Ancestors & Descendants of Lester Lowry Mays and Peggy Pitman, edited An American Family: Four Centuries of Labor, Love, and Reward, and is currently working on six other book projects.
Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press
Eileen graduated with a B.A. from Saint Anselm College, and received an M.S. from American University. She wrote about her ancestors’ participation in the colonization of Nobles County, Minnesota in “‘An Invitation to the Land’: Reconstructing James and Eliza Conlon’s Migration to Minnesota,” which was published in the Summer 2011 issue of American Ancestors magazine. Eileen's areas of expertise include Irish, Scottish, and 19th century New England research.
Genealogist, Newbury Street Press
Nancy holds a certificate from the Boston University Genealogical Research program. She has an M.A. in Humanities from SUNY University of Buffalo, where she focused on American cultural history and writing and producing documentary videos. She also has a B.A. from Hamilton College. She has interned at the American Jewish Historical Society, now at NEHGS, as well as the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Mass. Her areas of interest include New England and New York history, Jewish immigration, and researching house histories and the families who lived in those homes.
Genealogist, Newbury Street Press
Meaghan holds a PhD in history from Arizona State University where her focus was public history and American Indian history. Prior to joining NEHGS, she worked as Curator of the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Mass. and as an archivist at the Heard Museum Library in Phoenix. Meaghan's areas of interest include American Indian history and lineage; African American research; colonial New England, New York, and German genealogy; immigration to America; westward migration and settlement; and tracing maternal lines.
Managing Editor, American Ancestors Magazine
Lynn Betlock joined the NEHGS staff in October 1995. She previously held the positions of sales manager, director of marketing, and assistant executive director for content management at NEHGS. Lynn has been the editor of American Ancestors since 2003, and she has written numerous articles for the publication.
Lynn graduated with a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her M.A. in American History from the University of Delaware. Before coming to NEHGS Lynn was employed at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.
You can email Lynn at email@example.com or contact her by phone at 617-226-1284.
Jean Powers joined the NEHGS staff in 2002 as an editorial assistant. Now Senior Editor for American Ancestors magazine and the Weekly Genealogist enewsletter, she also provides editing, writing, design, and illustration for a variety of advancement, educational, and outreach projects. An award-winning Master Urban Gardener, Jean manages the NEHGS garden and coordinates our Garden Committee.
You can email Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her by phone at 617-226-1214.
Editor and Creative Director of American Ancestors Magazine
In addition to designing American Ancestors magazine, Carolyn also designs products and marketing materials for NEHGS departments. Carolyn came to NEHGS in 1999, originally in the sales department, and began working on the magazine in 2000. She was previously employed as director of education and volunteers at the New Canaan (Connecticut) Historical Society. You can email Carolyn at email@example.com.
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