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FGS Offers 20% Off New York Gazetteer

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants is a proud member of FGS, the Federation of Genealogical Societies. From time to time FGS offers promotions to their members (MSMD), who can then pass on the benefits to their own members--you! During the month of November only, members of FGS member societies may purchase the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's (NYG&B) monumental book, the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, at a substantial discount. The NYG&B is offering a $20 FGS discount off the retail price of $85. Click here to go to the NYG&B website to purchase. The discount code FGS20 should be used in the NYG&B online store at checkout.

This is the first time the NYG&B has extended a book discount to anyone outside the NYG&B membership. And the NYG&B will donate $5 of every FGS-related purchase to Preserve the Pensions, which will be matched dollar for dollar by FGS and matched again by So, you will save $20 on the book and you will turn the NYG&B $5 donation into $20.

Since its highly anticipated publication in January 2015, the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer has gathered numerous accolades and quickly sold out its first print run. The comprehensive, 856-page book has become the de facto textbook for New York genealogical research. Henry Hoff, editor of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, declared "This is a volume that every library and New York researcher should have, and indeed must have."

FGS-affiliated members may access the discount when they use the discount code FGS20 at checkout in the NYG&B online store at and on phone and mail orders; the discount is not valid at The FGS20 discount code applies to books purchased at the non-member retail price of $85 and may not be combined with other discounts.

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