ARLINGTON, VA, 24 FEBRUARY 2012: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS has created for its members a historical archive of interviews with some of the most important genealogists of the twentieth century. Beautifully filmed and produced by award winning filmmakers Kate Geis and Allen Moore, these video portraits capture for posterity the irreplaceable legacy of genealogists who have had a major influence on scholarship in genealogy.
The second release in the series features Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, and is now playing for all NGS members on the Society’s website (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org). Interviewed by Melinde Lutz Byrne, CG, FASG, co-editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Bob shares stories of his youth, his intriguing military service, his work in biochemistry, the discovery of genealogy, and how he developed his skills for historical research. Future episodes with Anderson are The Great Migration Study Project, Building Bridges between Genealogy and History, and The Goal and The Future of Genealogy. More information about the interviews is available in the January-February-March issue of the NGS Magazine.
The video interviews represent just one of the many opportunities NGS offers its members for becoming successful genealogists. Members receive the society’s outstanding publications, The National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the NGS Magazine, and can also take advantage of free courses and significant discounts on publications, courses, and the NGS annual conference to be staged in Cincinnati 9–12 May 2012 and in Las Vegas 8–11 May 2013.
Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records. The Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.