About Me

This blog will discuss issues relating to professional genealogy, including research methodology, educational opportunities, best practices, and other subjects. Will also periodically discuss case studies and ‘Ask a Professional’ questions/answers.

The author, Michael Hait, CG(sm), is a full-time professional genealogist, with over fifteen years of research experience across the United States. His specialties include Maryland research, African American genealogy, and records of the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Michael is a frequent contributor to genealogy magazines and journals, and a popular lecturer in the Mid-Atlantic area. For more information on Michael’s available services, visit http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Ann Bizer on August 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I enjoyed your comments about sources. I started doing Genealogy about 40 years ago before “standards” were in place and we didn’t think about sources. Since that time I have tried to site my sources when I can. Part of my research was done back in the 1960’s at the Denver Library. Well, I moved and went back to gather my sources and found that much of it was unavailable to me because my move. Some of my sources were from handwritten records that my Grandmother and Grandfather kept. They were interested in Genealogy way back then. Sources…I do the best I can and do think that if at all possible they should be included. However, I have found that some of the Genealogy data/family tree programs have a rather cumbersome way of recording the sources. I can usually remember the book and author but don’t always have the library numbers. Have Fun!


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