Educational Credentials

  • Ph.D., Historical-Cultural Geography, Michigan State University, 1976
  • B.S., Business Administration, Alabama State University, 1970

Genealogy Education

  • Attended genealogy institutes:  Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Samford University (2015); Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Tallahassee, FL (2016)
  • Participated in Webinars offered by genealogy societies: Florida Genealogy Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree
  • Attended conferences, local, regional and national
  • Participated in local and regional seminars and courses
  • Completed online courses at Family Search Learning Center and Ancestry Academy

"Digging for your roots as

though they were mine."

Ethics and Standards

JG RootsFinders adheres to the Code of Ethics set forth for professional  genealogist by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Genealogical Memberships

  • Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
  • Alabama Genealogical Society, Inc.
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Florida State  Genealogical  Society
  • Georgia Genealogical  Society
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Tallahassee African American Genealogical Society, Inc. (Founding Member)
  • Tallahassee Genealogy Society

Collaboration with U. S. Census Bureau (2000-2014)

Director, Florida A&M University (FAMU) Census Information, a data dissemination branch of the U.S. Bureau of Census

  • Developed, organized and participated in census data user workshops, seminars and training conferences locally and nationally
  • Taught genealogy workshops for the FAMU Census Information Center

University Teaching (1976-2014)

  • Taught cultural geography, world regional geography, geography of North America, geography of Africa, and urban geography courses at Florida  A&M University, 1990-2014; Taught American history and geography courses  at Tennessee State University, 1976-1990
  • Awarded Teacher of Year, 1996, Florida A&M University
  • Collaborated with historians, political scientists, and teaching and learning specialists on various  research projects and publications
  • Extensive experience in using primary sources, such as manuscript censuses, city directories, hand written documents

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