Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Ozarks Genealogical Society conference set for Sept. 25-26

The 29th Ozarks Genealogical Society’s fall conference will be held September 25-26, 2009, at University Plaza.

The speaker for this year’s conference is Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG. Dr. Jones is joint editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, former trustee and a past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and recipient of its 2004 Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit.

Recently retired from a career in higher education, Dr. Jones works full time as a genealogical researcher, writer, editor, and educator. His research has encompassed records of every state east of the Mississippi, as well as Iowa, Missouri, Texas, France, Germany, Italy, and Ireland. He specializes, however, in Georgia and Virginia and is most interested in solving “brick-wall” genealogical problems. He writes and speaks frequently on genealogical methods with broad application across geographic areas, time periods, and levels of expertise. He is known for meaty lectures that benefit genealogists of all levels of experience.

On January 16, 2009, Dr. Jones was honored as a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association, an award given in recognition of living individuals whose distinguished contributions and ongoing commitment to the field of genealogy are of national or international scope.

Look for additional conference details on the OGS Web site at

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