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J. Mark Lowe

Portrait of J. Mark Lowe CG

Coordinator: Course 8
Lecturer: Courses 1, 8



J. Mark Lowe, CGsm, FUGA, 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 South.

With family history in several Southern states, his knowledge of the interaction of citizens along borders helps resolve difficult issues using often overlooked records. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and Who Do You Think You Are? 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.


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