Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Speaker Spotlight: John Humphrey

John Humphrey is a professional genealogist who is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker. He has lectured nationally for many years.

Mr. Humphrey's research specialties include eighteenth-century Palatines and Pennsylvania as well as nineteenth-century Germans. He has authored numerous books and articles. Humphrey specializes in German research at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and record repositories in eastern Pennsylvania and southwestern Germany. He is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. In 2001 he lead an NGS research trip to Northern Germany. Currently he is working on records created prior to the Second World War of interest to genealogists in the United States and Germany.

This award winning author has managed several, local and regional conferences. He is president of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society and a past vice president of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He was manager of the National Genealogical Society Learning Center in Arlington, Virginia and he has appeared on national television and public radio where he discussed various aspects of genealogy.

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