About Me... Joe Betz


I have been actively pursuing genealogy since 1997 and am a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and have served for many years as the Registrar (lineage application reviewer) of the Long Island Chapter of the Empire (NY) State Society of the SAR.  I also hold dual citizenship (Irish/EU) as the result of my genealogical research through my mother's side.

I am an Architect and Professor in the Department of Architecture & Construction Management at the State University of New York at Farmingdale (see: Curriculum Vitae). I am active in the community and have served as an Elder and Deacon at the Setauket Presbyterian Church. I live in Stony Brook, New York, with my wife Jennifer Anne (8th cousin) and two children, Alexander Sargent and Catherine McDaid.  When I'm not goofing off doing genealogy, I enjoy cruising on my sailboat from the Setauket Yacht Club (Commodore '93) in Port Jefferson to places like the Connecticut River, Shelter Island, Block Island, Newport RI and Martha's Vineyard; or more likely helping with homework, driving the kids to something, working on a research project or paper... etc. 


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