Mark Lowe, CG, is a a full-time professional genealogist, author, and teacher who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark has published articles in APGQ, North Carolina Genealogical Society Quarterly, SPEAK!, The Longhunter, and other society publications. His weekly local history article appears in the Robertson County [Tenn.] Times. He is the Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) a week-long hands-on research session focusing on original documents and manuscripts in cooperation with the National Archives. He is also an instructor at IGHR (Institute for Genealogical & Historical Research (Samford Univ.) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (UGA). Lowe is a former officer and Board member for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Past-President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and was awarded the APG - Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award.
Mark’s topics are:
• Out on a Limb, Trapped by Bad Research
• Road Crews and Jury Selection: Finding an Ancestor without a Census
• Finding Your Landless Ancestors;
• Over the Mountain, Across the Plains...Using Electronic Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Registration is $55 for members and $60 for non-members who register by the early bird deadline of March 15; it is $65 afterwards.
To raise money for their many activities, the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection are providing the workshop lunch on March 29. For only $10, workshop participants get a delicious home-cooked hot lunch and support the Friends’ projects which include scholarships and records preservation.
As an alternative for those who aren’t quite ready for the advanced topics presented by Mark Lowe at the Spring Workshop on March 29, Lisa Mahler is offering a separate all-day Beginning Genealogy Class. A perfect opportunity for bringing a friend and introducing them to the joys of genealogy, this class covers genealogy basics and a plethora of websites. The Beginning Genealogy Class is $15 for SAGHS members, $20 for non-members, and $25 after the early-bird deadline of March 15.
SAGHS is providing information about the workshop well in advance so genealogists across West Texas can plan to attend. Lisa Mahler, Workshop Chair, recommends that out-of-town attendees make hotel reservations now to obtain a reasonable rate.