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John A. Sellers is a fifth generation native to Hopkins County, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University,
with a degree in advertising/public relations and received his teaching certificate in history from Texas A&M, Commerce.
He has been doing genealogical research since 1985 and lecturing since 1991. His favorite area of research is in the courthouse.
He has visited courthouses in several southern states and has conducted extensive research in Texas and Louisiana. He is active member
of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and has served fifteen years on the executive board and as President, 1997-1998. He was a
speaker at the FGS National Conference in 1997 and 2004, and NGS in 1994. He has been the featured speaker for over 55 all day
seminars located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. He was the featured speaker at the DRT Genealogical
Conference at the Alamo in 2002, 2003 and 2011. The state Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Seminar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
2007, and 2011. He has been a faculty member for Angelina College Genealogy Conference, since 1999 in Lufkin and was a featured
speaker at Dallas Texas Summer Institute, 2006. John has given several programs at both local and regional conferences. He has
completed three courses Advanced Library and Government Documents, Genealogy as a Profession, and Advanced Methodology courses at the
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University. John was a lecturer at Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research,
Samford University, 2009 and 2010, in the course Research in the South. He compiled an addendum to the 1850 Census of Hopkins County.
John is currently serving as 1st Vice President of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society.
He is an AVP-Director of Marketing with City National Bank of Sulphur Springs and currently serving as Mayor.