Michael J. Leclerc, CG, is the founder of Genealogy Professor, bringing with him a unique variety of experience in the field. Over the past thirty years he has worked in the non-profit, for-profit, and startup sectors of family history in a variety of positions. He has taught family history to audiences large and small around the world.
He is author of numerous books, including the “Crafting Family Histories” chapter in Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice, and Standards. He was a contributing editor for American Ancestors magazine, and a consulting editor for the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
Michael is an associate of the prestigious Board for Certification of Genealogists. He has served on the board of directors for the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Genealogy Professor developed from a passion to provide high-quality independent education to those who want to find their ancestors. Major websites often focus on getting subscribers in the door without considering that most genealogists need a variety of resources to identify the members of their family tree. Our focus is on giving researchers the tools they need, no matter where those tools are to be found. This includes not only digital materials, but the incredible resources not yet available online that can make the difference between success and failure.
I am a professional genealogist who teaches people how to find their family history. I teach classes primarily in English-speaking countries. I also offer coaching, consultations, writing, and editing services. I have published numerous articles in scholarly journals and popular magazines, as well as several books.
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