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Scott Andrew Bartley is a professional genealogist specializing in Vermont, French-Canadian, and colonial American problems. He was the archivist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society where he worked for fifteen years. Currently, he takes private clients, lectures, teaches online genealogy courses, and edits two journals (Mayflower Descendant and Vermont Genealogy).

Beth H. Bauman is a charter member and past president of Bismarck Mandan Historical and Genealogical Society, and member of North Dakota State Genealogical Society. As past director for the Bismarck Family History Center, she continues to act as consultant and librarian. She is co-editor of two Burleigh county and two Morton county resource books. Johni Cerny, president and founder of Lineages, Inc., is a nationally known lecturer and researcher specializing in slave, colonial Virginia, and immigrant ancestry. She has been an editor of many major genealogical resource publications, including co-editor of Ancestry’s The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library, which won the Reference Book of the Year Award from the American Library Association in 1989.

Pamela J. Cooper has been the Supervisor of the Florida History and Genealogy Department for the Indian River County Main Library, Vero Beach, Florida, since 1986. She has served as Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Director of the Florida Historical Society, President of the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS), and Co-Chair of the FGS/FSGS 2003 National Conference in Orlando. She is the recipient of the 2000 National Genealogical Society Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship.

Robert S. Davis, M.A., M.Ed., is director of the Family & Regional History Program of Wallace State College, Hanceville, Alabama. A nationally recognized author and speaker on American genealogy, history, and records, he has written more than 1,000 publications, including thirty books.

Karen Stein Daniel, CG, resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is editor of the New Mexico Genealogist for the New Mexico Genealogical Society. She has been actively involved in genealogical research for over thirty years, and is the author of six books and numerous articles. She is a past recipient of the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit.

Mary Clement Douglass, CGRS, has an undergraduate degree in social science education and is a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists and past director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Owner of Historical Matters—Historical and Genealogical Research in Kansas, she specializes in land records, oral histories, and preservation of historical collections. Mary lectures nationally on Kansas resources and genealogical methodology and is compiling a publication on WPA Kansas pioneer interviews. Her article, “Genealogical Research in Kansas” appears in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly 92 (June 2004): 119–142.

Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, is Director of Lifelong Learning and Professor of Liberal Studies at Union Institute and University, located on the Vermont College campus in Montpelier, Vermont. With thirty-five years of genealogical research experience, she is a nationally known researcher and writer focusing on New England and multigenerational patterns in families. She serves as a consultant for the Multigenerational research project at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family; and mentor to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies in family history.

Wendy Bebout Elliott, Ph.D., FUGA, is a professor of history at California State University, Fullerton, where she teaches a variety of courses in U.S., California, oral, and public history. She is past president of the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA). An internationally known genealogy teacher and speaker, she is Federation of Genealogical Societies’ First Vice President for Administration. She has been a contributing author to Ancestry’s Printed Sources (1998) and co-editor of The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library, which won the Reference Book of the Year Award from the American Library Association in 1989.

Arleigh P. Helfer Jr. is a retired automotive executive, living in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, with an avid interest in genealogical research. In addition to his ancestral research activities, he pursues bridge, playing the French horn in community bands, Stanford alumni event planning, and golf.  His interests in family also extend to enjoying his three grandchildren. Laura Hall Heuermann, J.D., is a practicing attorney with a long-term interest in genealogical problem solving in South Dakota.

Birdie Monk Holsclaw, CG, FUGA, is a genealogical researcher, writer, lecturer, editor, and winner of 2003 NGS Family History Writing Contest. She has served as a board or committee chair for the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies, an indexer of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and member of GENTECH’s Lexicon Working Group (1996–1999). She lectures at numerous national and regional conferences. Her current major research project is compiling family histories for earliest students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, all children of Colorado pioneer families.

Kathleen Stanton Hutchison is currently Systems Librarian at Mississippi College where she works towards keeping stride with technological changes affecting information retrieval. She co-authored with Anne Lipscombe Webster, Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors (University Press of Mississippi, 1994). She received a B.S. degree from Mississippi University for Women and a master’s degree from Louisiana State University.

Roger D. Joslyn, CG, FUGA, FGBS, FASG, has been a full-time professional genealogist for a quarter of a century, providing full-service research, due diligence, expert witness testimony, and coordination of national and international research for private clients, attorneys, Native American tribes, and others. He is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and other publications, a popular lecturer, a past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the current president of the American Society of Genealogists.

Dawn M. Knauft is a professional genealogist specializing in Wisconsin research after 1848. She is a native of Wisconsin and lives near Madison.

Michael John Neill writes a weekly genealogy column for the Ancestry Daily News and lectures nationally on a wide variety of genealogical topics. A faculty member at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois, he also coordinates the college’s annual weeklong series of genealogical computing workshops. Michael also writes for a variety of genealogical publications and is involved in many professional genealogical organizations. He has a master’s degree from Western Illinois University.

Pamela Boyer Porter, CGRS, CGL, is a researcher, author, lecturer, and teacher specializing in Southeast Missouri migration paths into and out of Missouri, and computer resources for genealogists. Pam is co-author of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family’s History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet (Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 2003) and “Genealogical Research in Missouri,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 87 (June 1999): 85–116, a past board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, past editor of the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and an honorary life member of St. Louis Genealogical Society.

Dwight A. Radford is a professional genealogist residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He specializes in Irish and Irish immigrant research and is co-author of the book A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestor (Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 2001).

George F. Sanborn, Jr., FASG, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and is a long-time reference librarian at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a native of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, and past president of the New Hampshire Society of Genealogists as well as the first editor of the revived quarterly, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record.

Patricia Lyn Scott is a Certified Archivist and has been with the Utah State Archives since 1984, serving as a local government records archivist, and since January 2004 also Records Analysis Section Manager. She has an M.L.S. from Wayne State University specializing in Archival Management (1977) and an M.A. in History of the American West from the University of Utah (1983). She is also the author of various articles on local history and women’s history.

Beth A. Stahr, MLS, CGRS, is an academic librarian in Louisiana and a professional genealogical researcher. She is the First Vice President of the Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, a past trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a current trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Gary Topping, Ph.D., teaches American history at Salt Lake Community College and serves as archivist-historian of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.

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