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Michael G. Hait, CG(sm)

Harrington, Delaware 19952
USA

Email: michael.hait@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com


Certifications:

Certified Genealogist(sm) (Certificate no. 1018, 9 July 2011)
Certified Genealogist and CG are proprietary service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® used by the Board to identify its program of genealogical competency evaluation and used under license by the Board’s associates.


Awards:

1st Place, Category I - Newspaper Columns, 2011 ISFHWE Excellence in Writing Competition: "Learning from genealogical failure"2nd Place, Category I - Newspaper Columns, 2010 ISFHWE Excellence in Writing Competition: "Adam Adams, Free Black, Revolutionary War Soldier"


Writing Conditions:

Determined based on project. Please contact me to discuss your needs.


Specialties:

Maryland genealogy, African-American genealogy, Civil War research, Methodology


Writer:

Books:

Records of the Slave Claims Commission, 1864-1867, Volume One: Register of Claims of the Delaware Commission. (Self-published, 2010)
Records of the Slave Claims Commission, 1864-1867, Volume Two: Register of Claims of the Kentucky Commission. (Self-published, 2010)
Records of the Slave Claims Commission, 1864-1867, Volume Three: Journal of the First Maryland Commission. (Self-published, 2011)
The Civil War Draft in Maryland, Lists of Drafted Men, 1862-1865, Volume I: 16 Oct 1862-23 Jun 1864. (Self-published, 2010)
The Civil War Draft in Maryland, Lists of Drafted Men, 1862-1865, Volume II: 24 Jun 1864-8 Apr 1865. (Self-published, 2010)
Online State Resources for Genealogy. E-book. (Self-published, 2011)
For more information on these books, visit http://stores.lulu.com/michaelhait

Genealogy At A Glance: African American Genealogy Research (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2011)

Newspaper/Magazine/Journal/Periodical:

“Getting the Most from the Rest of the U. S. Federal Census.” Family Chronicle. Dec 2007.
“Tracking a Household in the Pre-1850 US Federal Census.” Family Chronicle. May/Jun 2008.
“Breaking the Chains: Researching Former Slaves.” Family Chronicle. Feb 2009.
“Sourcing Your Sources.” Family Chronicle. July/Aug 2009.
“Small Worlds: Researching Social Networks.” Family Chronicle. Sept/Oct 2009.
"Social Networking: Unplugged." Discovering Family History. Jan/Feb 2010.
"'Tweet' Your Family History: Using Twitter for Genealogy." Internet Genealogy. Feb/Mar 2010.
"Autopsy of a Death Record: What You Need to Know." Discovering Family History. Mar/Apr 2010.
"Identifying the Last Slave-Owner of Freedmen in Maryland Using Local Records." Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, 51 (2010):73-88.
"Indirect Lineage." Family Chronicle. May/Jun 2010.
"Social Security Applications: What You Need to Know!" Family Chronicle. Jul/Aug 2010.
"Research and Collaborate: MS Live Workspace." Internet Genealogy. Aug/Sep 2010.
"Understanding Passenger Lists." Family Chronicle. Sep/Oct 2010.
"Crafting an Effective Research Plan." Family Chronicle. Nov/Dec 2010.
"Using Historic Newspapers For Information on Your Civil War-Era Ancestors." Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Mar 2011.
"Become a Brickwall Mechanic!" Family Chronicle. Mar/Apr 2011.
"Legal Aid." Family Tree Magazine. Sep 2011.

Web/Internet Publication:

African-American Genealogy Examiner (National), Examiner.com
Baltimore History & Genealogy Examiner (Local), Examiner.com
Lowcountry Africana Research Methods, LowcountryAfricana.net
GenWeekly


Blogger:

Planting the Seeds: Genealogy as a Profession. http://michaelhait.wordpress.com


Biographical Information:

Michael Hait, CG(sm) (michael.hait@hotmail.com) is a professional genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer, specializing in Maryland research, African-American genealogy, and Civil War records. Michael is currently serving as the Vice-President of the National Capital Area chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is the creator of The Family History Research Toolkit CD-ROM (Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008), and the author of two genealogy columns for Examiner.com: "African-American Genealogy Examiner" (http://bit.ly/WBQDn) and "Baltimore Genealogy & History Examiner" (http://bit.ly/asyV9N). Michael is also the instructor for a course in "African-American Genealogy" for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. His home-page is at http://www.haitfamilyresearch.com.

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