Publications

Books

The Civil War Draft in Maryland Lists of Drafted Men, 1862–1865, 2 volumes.

  • Volume I: 16 Oct 1862–23 Jun 1864. Self-published, 2010. Buy now
  • Volume II: 24 Jun 1864–8 Apr 1865. Self-published, 2010. Buy now

Records of the Slave Claims Commissions, 1864–1867, 3 volumes.

  • Volume One: Register of Claims of the Delaware Commission. Self-published, 2010. Buy now
  • Volume Two: Register of Claims of the Kentucky Commission. Self-published, 2010. Buy now
  • Volume Three: Journal of the First Maryland Commission. Self-published, 2011. Buy now

Genealogy at a Glance: African American Genealogy Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2011. More information

Online State Resources for Genealogy. Version 3.0. E-Book. Self-published, 2013. [Out of print]

Show ‘N’ Tell: Creating Effective and Attractive Genealogy Presentations. Self-published, 2011. Buy now

Legacy QuickGuide™: Researching Your U.S. Civil War Ancestors. Surprise, Arizona: Millennia Corp., 2012. More information

 

Book chapters

“Chapter 12: Researching African American Families.” In Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG, and Kay Germain Ingalls, CG. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy. 3rd Edition. New York: Penguin Group, 2012.

“Chapter 11: A Summary of Genealogical Research into Descendants of the L’Hermitage Slave Village Community.” In U. S. National Park Service, National Capital Region. Archaeological Investigation of the L’Hermitage Slave Village. Occasional Report no. 20. Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2014.

“Chapter 4: Auxiliary Careers” and “Chapter 11: Marketing.” In Elizabeth Shown Mills, ed. Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, and Standards. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2018.

 

Journal articles

Peer-reviewed journals

“In the Shadow of Rebellions: Maryland Ridgelys in Slavery and Freedom.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 100 (2012): 245–66.

“Parents for Thomas Burgan of Baltimore County, Maryland.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101 (2013): 19–33.

“The Ancestry of Elder Henry Hait, Primitive Baptist Preacher of Connecticut and New York.” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 145 (2014): 25–38, 135–54, 202–06; (a&c) 311–13.

“Free and Enslaved: John and Melinda Human/Newman of Talbot County and Baltimore, Maryland.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (2015): 115–27.

“Identifying the Families of Lorinah (Brush) (Hait) Olmsted.” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 148 (2017): 5–26.

 

Other journals

“Identifying the Last Slave-Owner of Freedmen in Maryland Using Local Records.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 51 (2010): 73–88.

“Maryland’s Burned Counties: Overcoming the Record Loss.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53 (2012): 203–19.

Where Are Your Ancestors? Using Land Records to Find Land.” The Bulletin of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon 62, no. 2 (Dec. 2012): 6–12.

“Somerset County Citations for Negro Apprentices, November 1864.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53 (2012): 521–38.

“An African American Diggs Family of Prince George’s County: Issues Unique to Research of Enslaved Families.” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 54 (2013): 269–96.

“Ethics in the Information Age: Intellectual Property Issues.” Chinook (Alberta Family Histories Society) 34, no. 1 (Fall, October 2013): 16–18.

 

Magazine articles (Trade)

“Using Historic Newspapers For Information on Your Civil War-Era Ancestors.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Mar. 2011, 19–24.

“What Do You Teach?” Genealogical Speakers Guild Speak!, May 2012. [Extracts from Show ‘N’ Tell: Creating Effective and Attractive Genealogy Presentations.]

“Online State Resources for Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch.” NGS Magazine, Jul.–Sep. 2012, 32–34.

“Using Ancestry.com’s ‘New Search.’” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Sep. 2012, 147–48.

“Why I Do Not Use Genealogy Database Software.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Sep. 2012, 153–55.

“Meeting the Genealogical Proof Standard in a Client Research Project.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Dec. 2013, 180–84.

“Using Theme as a Narrative Device.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Dec. 2014, 201–02.

“Source Citations: Attribution and Documentation.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Mar. 2015, 47–50.

“Report or Argument? Know Your Audience.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Jun. 2015, 101–04.

“Write by Number: An Overview of Genealogical Numbering Systems.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Sep. 2015, 160–61.

“Building Citations While Writing.” NGS Magazine, Oct.–Dec. 2015, 26–29.

“Twisting Our Own Words: Getting More Writing Out of Our Research.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Dec. 2015, 216–17.

“. . . For Different Folks: Writing and Publishing in Different Venues.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Mar. 2016, 40–41.

“Strunk and White and Mills and Jones.” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Sep. 2016, 146–48.

“Reporting Research in Progress.” OnBoard: Newsletter of the Board for Certification of Genealogists 22 (May 2016): 13–14.

 

Magazine articles (Mass-market)

“Getting the Most from the Rest of the U. S. Federal Census.” Family Chronicle, Dec. 2007, 42–45.

“Tracking a Household in the Pre-1850 US Federal Census.” Family Chronicle, May/Jun. 2008, 18–21.

“Breaking the Chains: Researching Former Slaves.” Family Chronicle, Feb. 2009, 18–21.

“Sourcing Your Sources.” Family Chronicle, Jul./Aug. 2009, 43–44.

“Small Worlds: Researching Social Networks.” Family Chronicle, Sep./Oct. 2009, 18–20.

“Social Networking: Unplugged.” Discovering Family History, Jan./Feb. 2010, 52–53.

“‘Tweet’ Your Family History: Using Twitter for Genealogy.” Internet Genealogy, Feb./Mar. 2010, 49–51.

“Autopsy of a Death Record: What You Need to Know.” Discovering Family History, Mar./Apr. 2010, 33–35.

“Indirect Lineage.” Family Chronicle, May/Jun. 2010, 54.

“Social Security Applications: What You Need to Know!” Family Chronicle, Jul./Aug. 2010, 26–27.

“Research and Collaborate: MS Live Workspace.” Internet Genealogy, Aug./Sep. 2010. [Note: The subject of this article is no longer an active application.]

“Understanding Passenger Lists.” Family Chronicle, Sep./Oct. 2010, 13–14.

“Crafting an Effective Research Plan.” Family Chronicle, Nov./Dec. 2010, 21–23.

“Become a Brickwall Mechanic!” Family Chronicle, Mar./Apr. 2011, 17–19.

“Legal Aid.” Family Tree Magazine, Sep. 2011, 54–57. Published online on 9 June 2011.

“Using Common Records to Overcome ‘Same Name’ Problems.” Family Chronicle, Mar./Apr. 2012, 13–15.

“Analyze This!” Family Tree Magazine, Oct./Nov. 2015, 37–43. Published online as “Genealogy Problem Solving” on 27 August 2015.

 

Other

The Family History Research Toolkit. CD-ROM. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008. [Out of print]

 

Book Reviews

Mitchell, Brian. At a Glance: Irish Genealogy Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010. In Crossroads, September 2010, page 33.

Davis, Robert S., and Ted O. Brooke. Georgia Research: A Handbook for Genealogists, Historians, Archivists, Lawyers, Librarians, and Other Researchers. Atlanta: Georgia Genealogical Society, 2012. In Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 48 (2012): 355–56.

Rose, James M., ed. Generations: The WPA Ex-Slave Narrative Genealogical Resource Database. Volume I:  Ex-Slaves with Virginia Origins. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2013. In Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 54 (2013).

Phillips, Richard Hayes. Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records (Maryland and Virginia). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2013. In National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (2015):232–33.

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer. New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2015. In Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, June 2016, 64–65.

Quinn, Eythe Ann. Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York. Albany, N. Y.: State University of New York Press, 2015. In The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 147 (2016): 315.

Phillips, Richard Hayes. White Slave Children of Colonial Maryland and Virginia: Birth and Shipping Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2015. In National Genealogical Society Quarterly 105 (2017): 235.

Millward, Jessica. Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland. Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2015. In National Genealogical Society Quarterly 105 (2017): 306.

 

Online articles

Guest Post by Michael Hait: Researching Maryland land records online at no cost.” Free Genealogy Resources. Posted December 2011. http://freegenealogyresources.blogspot.com/2011/12/guest-post-by-michael-hait-researching.html

Henry Hait and the Baptist Church in Thompson, New York.” Accessible Archives. Posted 18 May 2012. https://www.accessible-archives.com/2012/05/henry-hait-and-the-baptist-church-in-thompson-new-york/

Michael Hait on Necrologies in Old County Histories.Accessible Archives. Posted 12 July 2012. https://www.accessible-archives.com/2012/07/necrologies-in-old-american-county-histories/

Essential Records for Finding Your Colonial Maryland Ancestors.” Archives. Posted 16 October 2012. https://www.archives.com/experts/hait-michael/records-for-finding-ancestors.html

Researching African American Soldiers of the Civil War.” Archives. Posted 19 February 2013. https://www.archives.com/experts/hait-michael/researching-african-american-soldiers-of-the-civil-war.html

Family Bibles as an Underutilized Genealogical Resource.” Genealogical Publishing Company Blog. Posted 30 July 2018. https://genealogical.com/2018/07/30/family-bibles-as-an-underutilized-genealogical-resource-by-michael-hait/

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