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  • Michael Hait, CGSMProfessional GenealogistVisual ResumeJuly 2011
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    Michael Hait, cgsm
    michael.hait@hotmail.com
    www.haitfamilyresearch.com
    Twitter: @michaelhait
    CG and Certified Genealogist are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic competency evaluation, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.
  • EXPERIENCE
  • I started researching my own family tree at age 9 years.
  • I have been conducting research for clients professionally since 2006.
  • Testimonials
    “I was very impressed with the research Michael performed for me at the Maryland State Archives. He was able to complete the research quickly and the report he wrote for me was very professional and informative. I would definitely recommend his services to others.”
    -- C. A., Greater New York City Area
  • Testimonials
    “… I found him to be a true professional in every respect. Many time over the years that I had the pleasure to work with Mike, he went above and beyond that which was expected and always provided me with a quality product and excellent results. I haverecommended him to others and would continue to do so.”
    -- B. C., Palm Beach, Florida
  • Testimonials
    “... His work has been very thorough and his expertise in the field of genealogy coupled with Maryland history has been top-rate. His reports are well written and conclusions well documented. I’d highly recommend Michael for similar work in this area. I’ve been very pleased with the results of his work and have found him to be a true professional.”
    -- A. G., Columbia, Maryland
  • For more testimonials from past clients, visit my LinkedIn profile:
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhait
  • I identified living descendants of Frederick County, Md., slaves for an Essence magazine article published in Feb 2011
  • Vice-President of the National Capital Area chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists since January 2010
    http://www.ncac-apg.org
  • Graduate
    ProGenStudy Group 5
  • Creator & Instructor for“Research: African-American Ancestors” courseNational Institute for Genealogical Studies
    http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • The Family History Research ToolkitCD-ROM(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008)
  • Genealogy At A Glance:African American Genealogy Research
    (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2011)
  • Hait Family History Research Publications
    http://stores.lulu.com/michaelhait
  • Records of the Slave Claims Commissions, 1864-1867
    Volume One: 
    Register of Claims of Delaware Commission
    Volume Two: 
    Register of Claims of the Kentucky Commission
    Volume Three:
    Journal of the First
    Maryland Commission
  • The Civil War Draft in MarylandLists of Drafted Men, 1862-1865
    Volume I: 
    16 Oct 1862-23 Jun 1864
    Volume II: 
    24 Jun 1864-8 Apr 1865
  • Online State Resources for Genealogy
    E-book
    “Researchers who are delving into states that are unfamiliar territory will find this book a helpful introduction. Seasoned specialists will also find this book a handy reference to remind them of the tremendous collections available on the internet.”
    — Marian Pierre-Louise,
    Marian’s Roots and Rambles blog
    http://rootsandrambles.blogspot.com
    30 Jan 2011
  • “African American Genealogy Examiner”
  • “African American Genealogy Examiner”
    Over 150 articles published
    since April 2009
    Nominated for Family Tree Magazine’s “40 Best Genealogy Blogs” in 2009
  • “Baltimore Genealogy & History Examiner”
  • “Baltimore Genealogy & History Examiner”
    Over 50 articles published
    since January 2010
  • Frequent Contributor toFamily Chronicle, Internet Genealogy,andDiscovering Family Historymagazines
  • “Using Historic Newspapers for Information on Your Civil War-Era Ancestors,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, March 2011, pp. 19–24.
  • AWARDS
  • 2nd Place, Category I “Newspaper Articles”2010 Excellence-in-Writing CompetitionInternational Society of Family History Writers & Editors
  • 1st Place, Category I “Newspaper Articles”2011 Excellence-in-Writing CompetitionInternational Society of Family History Writers & Editors
  • AVAILABLE LECTURES
  • I am available to present genealogy lectures for societies on the East Coast, or nation-wide using remote lecturing technology.
    I have also presented several of these lectures as genealogy “webinars” since March 2011.
  • “What is a ‘Reasonably Exhaustive Search’?”
  • “Online State Resources for Genealogy:Beyond AncestryTM and FamilySearchTM”
  • “African-American Genealogy:  Tearing Down the Brickwalls”
  • Testimonials
    “…His knowledge of African American genealogical research is astounding.  He was able to direct members to the best available resources, no matter what they were searching for.  He also explained ways to avoid 'brick walls' in research, and gave many helpful tips for doing the most thorough research possible.  I would highly recommend Mr. Hait for any research project, talk, or workshop.“
    --Holly Burnham, Director of Education,
    Montpelier Mansion,
    Laurel, Maryland
  • “Your Civil War Ancestors: A Guide to Research”
  • Testimonials
    “Michael did a fantastic job presenting a class on the topic of Civil War Ancestors at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Family History Conference. Michael's reviews from class attendees praised his depth of knowledge and energetic nature. We'd be happy to have Michael back with us again for further presentations, and appreciate his "can-do" attitude!” 
    -- Paul Davis,
    Mid-Atlantic Family History Conference,
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • “Researching Online at the Maryland State Archives Website”
  • “Identifying Slave Owners in Maryland”
  • “Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch:Online Records for African-American Research”
  • Testimonials
    “‘Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch: Online Records for African-American Research’is impressive. Members of our genealogy group were amazed to learn about the vast array of online resources currently available. Equally valuable was Michael’s commentary on the quality, geographic scope, ease of search, and research limitations of each of the websites. I would highly recommend this timely, comprehensive, and informative presentation.”
    -- Alice Harris,
    AAHGS-Central Maryland Chapter,
    Columbia, Md.
  • For more reviews from my past lectures & webinars, take a look at my SpeakerMixprofile:
    http://speakermix.com/michael-hait
  • I can also create custom lectures on many genealogy topics upon request.
  • POWERPOINT DESIGNFOR GENEALOGY PRESENTERS
  • Before…
    After
  • Before…
    After
  • See full presentation samples at:
    http://www.slideshare.net/michaelhait
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
    Michael Hait, cgsm
    michael.hait@hotmail.com
    www.haitfamilyresearch.com
    Twitter: @michaelhait
    CG and Certified Genealogist are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic competency evaluation, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.