We publish and sell
historical and genealogical information.
In 1999, Between the Lakes Group ceased to be a hobby -- one of collecting historical
materials and doing genealogical research that had already spanned more than 20
years -- and became a business. Several factors came together to
permit this transformation, not the least of which was early retirement from New
York's financial community by our Principal Partner, Geoff Brown.
Other factors were equally important: Judith Sherman (long-suffering wife of
the Principal Partner and a partner in the business as well) had recently earned an MA in History from Hunter College
in New York and had done ground-breaking research in colonial history of the
Northwest Corner of Connecticut. The passing of parents with interests in
history resulted in a huge amount of historical and genealogical material coming
into our possession. The internet and the personal computer had matured to
the point where a "virtual business" like ours was something more than a
possibility for a distant future. In that combination of circumstances our
business was born.
Since that time, and the publication of our first CD-ROM --
Memories of Liberty, Volume I
-- we've gone quite a way past materials from an attic and several bookshelves in an old
Victorian house in the small community of Liberty, New York -- technology has
progressed greatly, and we've learned a lot as well. This website has
grown, we've moved past CD-ROMs to add downloads to the media in which we publish, and we've
continued to collect a vast quantity of history, genealogy, and Americana.
small amount of it's been transformed into the publications you
can see on our catalog.
And we're always looking at the future, too.
Take a look at our "sandbox"
for an idea what's coming at Between the Lakes Group!
You might find our thoughts about being in the publishing business in the
first years of the 21st century interesting -- if so, please read them
here. If you
happen to be curious about just who we are in person, here's a recent photo of our
you're still curious, you can:
see his about.me profile
or, if you'd like, read a short biography of him
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