Our motto here at GeneaBlogie is Learn, Share, Enjoy, Appreciate! And we also say give credit where credit is due. So at the head of this year’s honors list for achievement in the field of genealogical writing, we recognize Michael Hait.
Michael writes for Examiner.com as the national African-American Genealogical Examiner. His highly readable posts are rich in information. There are no wasted sentences in a Hait-written piece. He is a genealogist in Prince George’s County, Maryland. This year, he published five books of records in addition to his frequent Examiner pieces.
Hait’s writing is thoughtful and thought-provoking. And his recent publications fill niches that will aid researchers in Civil War and African-American subject matters. In addition to his writing and his research for clients, Michael is serving as Vice President of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He created the African-American Research course for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
He says he started his family history research at age 9. Apparently, he never looked back.
Michael Hait’s website is at http://haitfamilyresearch.com/. He’s a not-to-be-missed writer who has appeared in Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and Discovering Family History magazines.
Our column Kudos will appear occasionally from now until the end of January 2011 to recognize special achievement in various genealogical endeavours during 2010. There’s no voting; it’s in my absolute discretion, although suggestions are welcomed. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 6, 2010 Monday at 8:33 pm