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Lowcountry Africana Welcomes Michael Hait as Coordinator of Resource Library

Lowcountry Africana, a free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in the Lowcountry Southeast (SC, GA and FL) is pleased to welcome Michael Hait as Coordinator of the Lowcountry Africana Resource Library. In his new role at Lowcountry Africana, Michael Hait will develop and grow the website's online library with helpful resources on how to conduct a successful ancestor search.

Michael Hait is superbly qualified for his new role at Lowcountry Africana. He began tracing his own family tree at the age of nine, questioning his grandparents and great-grandparents to learn more, and has continued for over twenty years. His family tree can be traced back to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on some lines.

He is the creator of The Family History Research Toolkit CD-ROM, available from Genealogical Publishing Co., and has authored several articles for Family Chronicle magazine. He also writes the African-American Genealogy Examiner column for Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/x-8873-African-American-Genealogy-Examiner), where he shares a wealth of information on genealogical methods, as well as in-depth advice on how to get the most from particular record sets.

Michael is the Master Editor of a book on Civil War soldiers from the Albany (New York) "hilltowns", and is currently compiling information for a future book on slave families of Prince George's Co., Maryland. Michael is also the administrator for the Genealogy Trails websites for Prince George's (http://genealogytrails.com/mary/princegeorges), Charles (http://genealogytrails.com/mary/charles), and St. Mary's (http://genealogytrails.com/mary/stmarys) counties in southern Maryland.

Michael is a current member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists (National Capital Area chapter), the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, the Afro-American Historical Genealogical Society, the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Genealogical Society, and the Prince George's Co. Genealogical Society.

Lowcountry Africana is honored to welcome Michael Hait. We look forward to his contributions and to the quality his depth of experience and expertise add to the Lowcountry Africana team!

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Congratulations, Michael! And for a little self-promotion, you can hear Michael speak on February 13, 2010, at the Hudson County Genealogical Society meeting. We meet in Secaucus, New Jersey. Please see www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org for more information. We are looking forward to seeing him there! Again, congrats, Michael.

Ellen Healy

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