Saturday, February 23, 2013

Spotlight–Michael Grant Hait, Jr., CG

I was totally blown away by Michael Hait’s “In the Shadow of Rebellions: Maryland Ridgelys in Slavery and Freedom” in the December 2012 issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ),  This article was the 2011 winner of the Family History Writing Contest which was well deserved and not the first award Michael has won. I love reading the NGSQ and I learn a lot though the research of other people but sometimes the articles are a bit hard to follow.  Michael is a gifted writer and this complex case was made easy to understand by his clear writing.   It is one of those articles where the story enfolds right before your eyes and you are drawn in.  I couldn’t put it down.  Michael is well-known in the genealogy community as an accomplished researcher, teacher and writer. If you have been reading my blog you will know that I link to Michael’s writings frequently.  You can read more about Michael on Michael's Bio Page.  At the bottom of that page you will see some links that will take you to some radio and print interviews which will help you get to know him even better.

Here are some of Michael’s offerings.

Michael Hait Family History Research Services

Planting the Seeds [Over 2000 people follow this blog by email]

Examiner Pages:
African American Genealogy Examiner
Baltimore Genealogy & History Examiner

Online State Resources for Genealogy

Archived Webinars:
Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research
What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?

Upcoming Webinar:
Research in the Old Line State: An Overview of Maryland Genealogy  17 Jul 2013, 2:00pm EDT

Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis


  1. Every word deserved and you are very welcome :)

  2. Michael will be the guest lecturer on Mar. 7 (Thurs) at 6 PM (Pacific) / 9 (Eastern). Everyone is invited to attend as he presents "What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'?" Register at: