Saturday, October 27, 2012

NGS Video: Becoming a Genealogist

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

Frederick C. Hart Jr., CG, FASG:
“Becoming a Genealogist”
New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

ARLINGTON, VA, 26 OCTOBER 2012: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the October video release honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ): Frederick C. Hart Jr.’s reflections on ”Becoming a Genealogist.”
An electrical engineer by profession, Fred Hart’s inclination for problem solving trumped his prior lack of interest in history when he discovered discrepancies in published histories of his mother’s family. He took on the challenge of resolving the differences and became dedicated to the discipline of genealogy. Planning to build a second career when he retired, he began to undertake client work and in 1993 earned the certified genealogist credential.
Fred is the genealogist for the Connecticut Ancestry Society and has been a prolific contributor to Connecticut Ancestry, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The American Genealogist. He was named a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) in 2007 for the quality and quantity of his published genealogical scholarship.
The video was produced by award winning filmmakers Kate Geis and Allen Moore from an interview by Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, co-editor of the NGSQ. Frederick C. Hart Jr., CG, FASG, “Becoming a Genealogist,” is now playing for all NGS members at
Previous releases in the Voices of Genealogy archive now playing at the NGS website ( present Robert C. Anderson, FASG; Mary McCampbell Bell, CG; John Frederick Dorman, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS, FVGS; David L. Greene, PhD, FASG; Ronald Ames Hill, PhD, CG, FASG; Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, FGBS; Harry Macy, FASG, FGBS; George Ely Russell, CG, FASG, FNGS; and Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS.
Video interviews with leading genealogists represent just one of the many opportunities NGS offers its members for honing their skills. Members receive the society’s outstanding quarterly publications, the NGSQ and the NGS Magazine, and can also take advantage of free courses and significant discounts on publications, courses, and the NGS annual conference to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, 8–11 May 2013; Richmond, Virginia, 7–10 May 2014; and St. Louis, Missouri, 13–16 May 2015.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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