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J. Mark Lowe


Lecturer: Courses 3, 6, 9

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 specialized in Kentucky and Tennessee 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

As the Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), the RIGSA colleagues developed and directed week-long interactive learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. In 2004, the RIGS Alliance has workshops scheduled in Atlanta and Fort Worth.

Mark has published articles in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), the Genealogical Speakersí 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 the Vice President of Development for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and Past-President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society.