Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, of Monroe, New York, is an editor, author, lecturer, and professional genealogist specializing in upstate New York. She served as editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record from 2011-2017, was named a fellow of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 2012, and has served on the NYG&B Family History Advisory Committee (formerly the Education Committee) since 2011. She has lectured at national, state, regional, and local conferences, and coordinates an institute course, “Researching New York: Resources and Strategies,” at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. The owner of Frontier Press, a genealogical and historical bookstore, she is the author of articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, as well as the two-volume set of The Kentucky Gazette: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, 1787-1820, the two-volume set of Pioneer Ohio Newspapers: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, 1793-1818, and The Maryland Gazette: Genealogical and Historical Abstracts, 1727-1761. She holds an MA in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies (State University of New York, Oneonta) and a BS (honors) in history (State University of New York, Oneonta). She has served on the boards of APG (1993-1996 and 2009-2010) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (1991-2002).