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J. Mark Lowe, CGsm is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers
gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in Southern resources and researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the Southeast.
Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee that lies in northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border. With family history in both states, a knowledge of
the interaction of citizens along borders helps Mark resolve difficult issues using often overlooked records. As a national and regional speaker, he has brought
these areas of expertise along with his unique humor and southern style to many diverse audiences
He also serves as a Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Research in the South for IGHR at Samford University and Director of
the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at
regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and Who Do You Think You Are?
appearing on a recent episode featuring Lionel Richie.
Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers'
Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications.
His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG),
President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and President of the Southern Kentucky
Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the
Association of Professional Genealogists.