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Michael Hait
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  • Laurel, MD
  • United States
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  • Jillaine Smith
  • Sarah Mitchell
  • Whitney Claire McKim
  • Kathy Hastings Hoeldke
  • Henriette Cain
  • Connie Kaye Cotterill-Schumaker
  • Heather Wilkinson Rojo
  • Beth Gatlin
  • Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove)
  • Deborah J. Harlow
  • Stephanie Abrams
  • Barbara Roddin
  • Doris McClenton Smith
  • Anita Wills

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Profile Information

What surnames are you interested in researching?
(Personal) Hait, Burnham, Posson, Shipe, Obaugh, Dennis, Noll
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
(Personal) New York (various counties), Virginia (Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah cos.)
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Professional Genealogist
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
Conduct research for clients in Maryland. Specialize in African-American and Civil War research.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?

Latest Activity

Tina Jackson commented on Michael Hait's group African American Genealogy
"Hi, my name is Tina Jackson and live in Indianapolis.  I have been actively researching my family's history for the last 10 years.  I am searching for information on the Thompson and Woodson families in Harden and LaRue counties in…"
Apr 9, 2019
Tina Jackson joined Michael Hait's group

African American Genealogy

This group is for all topics relating to researching African-American genealogy.
Apr 9, 2019

Michael Hait's Blog

New e-Book Announcement: * Online State Resources for Genealogy *

New e-Book Announcement


compiled by Michael Hait

[From the Introduction]

"The emergence of the Internet has led to many online resources for genealogical research. Subscription genealogy websites, such as Ancestry, Footnote, GenealogyBank, and others, have grown to fill the market for record indexes and images online. Free genealogy sites, such as Find-A-Grave and the U. S. GenWeb Project, have employed the work…


Posted on January 29, 2011 at 11:40pm

Texas 1867 Voters' Registration Lists now available online

Digital images of the 1867 voters' registration lists have now been published online, available as e-books.

For more information, see

The following counties are… Continue

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 9:29pm

Recent articles at the African American Genealogy Examiner

Take a look at some recent articles posted at the African American Genealogy Examiner:

Are census records reliable for genealogy research?…


Posted on December 5, 2009 at 9:23pm

Looking for subjects for case studies in African-American genealogy research

As many of you know, I write the African-American Genealogy Examiner column at Between how-to articles and news, I am at no loss for subject matter.

However, I would like to begin to periodically present case studies for research, examining the evidence and making suggestions for further research. While I may or may not be able to conduct any research on these cases (depending on the local/online availability of records)… Continue

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 9:12pm

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At 10:48am on February 15, 2010, Ellen Healy gave Michael Hait a gift
Back to you, my friend.
At 10:42am on February 15, 2010, Ellen Healy said…
Thanks, Michael. Too sweet! Hope you and your beautiful family had a great Valentine's Day!
At 4:14am on August 31, 2009, Kathy Hastings Hoeldke said…
Hi Michael, I am glade to see a professional joining us. We sure do need help... Thank you for joining us!!!!
At 8:16pm on July 21, 2009, Denise Young said…
Welcome aboard!
At 3:30pm on July 17, 2009, Deborah J. Harlow said…
Hello, Michael, Thanks for letting me know about this site. Keep in touch.
Cousin Deb
At 5:23pm on July 15, 2009, Kaye Moore Coller said…
Thanks a lot. We no long print a hard copy of our newsletter, but I will let you know when and where it's posted. If you'd like, send me some info about you that I can include with the article.
At 4:15pm on July 10, 2009, Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS said…
Thank you for the friend request Michael. :)
At 9:18pm on July 9, 2009, Lisa Alzo said…
Sounds like a good idea to me.
At 10:57am on July 9, 2009, Angela McGhie said…
We are neighbors. I live off of 216 in North Laurel.
At 7:00pm on July 8, 2009, Janet Hovorka said…
Hey Michael. Thanks for becoming my friend here. I'd be so honored if you would join the Generation Maps fan group. Thanks.




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