Is the NYG&BS going to change their familiar name?
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society was formed in 1869, and has for a long time been lovingly referred to by the membership and others as the “G&B.”
It is now likely that the “entire 15 members” of the newly revised society, in order to match their abbreviated membership rolls, will likely shorten their familiar name to “BS.” It is suspected that by not having to print the ampersand in all of their future publications that the society might be able to gain back the 100,000 dollars that they lost when the “former” members exercised their legal rights and held the Board of Trustees feet to the flames, so to speak.
Soon you should see the Login box on the society’s home page changed from “Member Login” to “Users and Contributors Login.” It is believed that the website programmers are having some difficulty fitting all of that into the same box.
Stay tuned for further developments.