James M. Beidler
James M. Beidler is currently working on his third commercially published book, titled The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide, having previously written The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. His weekly “Roots & Branches” column is an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that has run for nearly twenty years.
He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and edits Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also an instructor for the online Family Tree University and contributor to Family Tree Magazine.
He was President of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors from 2010 to 2012 and is the former Executive Director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He served as national co-chairman for the 2008 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Philadelphia.
Beidler also has written for other periodicals, including scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine.
He sits on the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Digital Newspaper Project and Pennsylvania’s State Historic Records Advisory Board.
He is an Enrolled Agent tax preparer and previously was a copy editor for 15 years for The Patriot-News newspaper in Harrisburg, PA.
Researching German Ancestors
Friday, 31 March 2017