Friday, December 10, 2010

NGS Video: Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at the National Genealogical Society (NGS). Please address all inquiries to

In the past year NGS has been proud to offer our members a series of short video documentaries featuring notable genealogists. Starting with the interview by Helen F. M. Leary as our holiday gift in 2009, the series has continued throughout 2010 showing interviews with Elizabeth Shown Mills, David Rencher, Leslie Anderson, Laura DeGrazia, and others who have shared their experiences and insights into the work of the genealogist.

As the final feature for 2010 and our holiday offering to members we are releasing at the website today Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA onBecoming a Genealogist.” Listening to Tom is always rewarding, both instructive and entertaining. In this conversation he tells about the curiosity he felt as a child about who his ancestors were, reflects on how genealogists “get hooked,” and presents his view on the value to professionals of continuing their own personal research. 

While you are at the website take a moment to enjoy others you may not yet have seen. Log in at, click on the Members Only tab, and then click on NGS Videos in the sidebar menu.

From all of us at NGS – we wish you a peaceful holiday season!

Gayathri Kher
IT Systems and Conference Manager

3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22204
Tel: (703) 525-0050 Ext. 221
Fax: (703) 852-7170

Mark Your Calendars - NGS Family History Conference, 11-14 May 2011, Charleston, South Carolina.

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