Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Speaker Announced for Membership Banquet

UGA is excited to announce the speaker for their Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet:

Mark Lowe, speaking on

Pitfalls, Pratfalls and Loud-Mouthed Children

– A humorous look at genealogical groups and when we need those loud mouthed children

J. Mark Lowe,CG has been researching families for more than 40 years. He grew up in Tennessee with extensive family roots in Kentucky. He has traveled extensively in both states and enjoys sharing his love of genealogy and the joy of research with others including some historic reenacting.

As a researcher and lecturer, Lowe enjoys working with Genealogical groups and professional organizations. He was President of the of the Association of Professional Genealogists, former Vice President and Secretary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies,

Mark is Vice President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. In the process of teaching others, Mark builds his own skills and insight for research. His experience as a Classroom Teacher, Principal and Professional Researcher provides a different perspective for each research problem.

Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee which lies in Northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border. With family history in both states, a knowledge of the interaction of citizens along borders helps Mark resolve difficult issues using often overlooked records. As a national and regional speaker, he has brought these areas of expertise along with his unique humor and southern style to many diverse audiences.

He is an instructor for the IGHR (Samford University), SLIG (UGA), and RIGSA and was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award by APG in 2007.

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