President's Message - August 2017
Mark your calendars now!
On March 23 and 24, 2018, Thomas W. Jones, PhD., CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, will be our special guest.
Tom has been pursuing his ancestry since 1963. For the first twenty-five years he reports that he was clueless about what he was trying to accomplish and how to do it. When he started climbing the genealogy learning curve he repeatedly experienced the challenges, joys, and rewards of tracing ancestors reliably and fully understanding their lives. Tom eventually became an award-winning writer, board-certified genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, recipient of honors from genealogical organizations, and author of the textbooks Mastering Genealogical Documentation (2017) and Mastering Genealogical Proof (2013).
Using his nearly lifelong teaching career as a springboard, he enjoys teaching at weeklong genealogy institutes, weekend seminars, and local, national, and international genealogy conferences. He has taught about methodology, writing and publishing for genealogists, and genealogical documentation at Boston University, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Institute on Genealogy and Historical Research, Western Institute of Genealogy, and elsewhere.
We are looking forward to helping him warm up from the cold New York winter and enjoy a few beautiful days with us here in Arizona.
If you are interested in his books the National Genealogical Society is the publisher. Their online store is the best place to purchase the paperback edition of both books, you can check them out at http://tiny.cc/pk9emy. The price is discounted for NGS members. Kindle editions of both books are available from Amazon.com.