J. Mark Lowe Is Featured Speaker at TxSGS 2018 Virtual Conference on February 9-10

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J. Mark Lowe is a great way to kick off each day of the TxSGS Virtual Conference with interesting, informative and entertaining topics.

Finding Uncle John by Talking to the Neighbors (Friday, Feb 9, 10:00 a.m. CT)
Using census records, manuscripts, and land records, learn details about your ancestor’s neighborhood and the people with whom they worked, prayed, fought, and married.

Dower, Dowry, and Detinue: Women and Their Men’s Property (Saturday, Feb 10, 10:00 a.m. CT)
Understanding how the legal system looked at the female ancestors is essential to following their records. Learn the terminology, the record types, and strategies for finding the answers.

Mark describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border. Mark is consistently informative and entertaining.

Mark is an active speaker, author and lecturer who continually supports all aspects of the genealogy community. He enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Georgia Genealogical Society) and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including Finding Your Past, African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.

Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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