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Sandra MacLean Clunies

B.S., Social Work, Simmons College, Boston, MA
M.S., Applied Behavioral Science, The Johns Hopkins University

Lecturer: Course 11

Sandra MacLean Clunies is a professional genealogist, first certified as a CGRSsm in 1993 and as a CG sm in 1998. She as President-elect of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) GENTECH Advisory Committee, the NGS/FGS Records Preservation and Access Committee, a past Director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and winner of the 1996 NGS Family History Writing Contest.

She served on the adjunct faculty at the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) 1998-2002 and as President of its Alumni Association 2000-2004. An active speaker at many regional and national seminars and conferences on a variety of topics, her research has been published in many journals and periodicals. Sandy is the author of A Family Affair: How To Plan and Direct the Best Family Reunion Ever, published for NGS by Rutledge Hill Press in 2003.

Since 1997, she has focused on a special research project on federal records at the National Archives on the US Lighthouse Service. She writes and lectures extensively in the maritime heritage field, and is Historian of the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S. Lighthouse Society, and a member of the Board of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society.

Sandy has been using genealogy software since 1988 and is a regular contributor to Genealogical Computing on a variety of computer-related topics.