Charles S. "Chuck" Mason, Jr.
Chuck is a Certified Genealogist, specializing in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century Death Records. He is a graduate of the National Genealogical Society’s (NGS) American Genealogy: Home Study Course, (1994), is a grader for the course for many years. He is currently a teacher for the NGS’s American Genealogical Studies, a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives (1996 & 2001) and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University. He has attended numerous conferences of the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and many state and local conferences in the Washington, DC and Philadelphia/New Jersey areas.
Chuck is a member of both the Fairfax and the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Societies, served in various positions on the board of both societies including President (MVGS 2000-2002 and FxGS 2008-2009). He is a past President (2004-2006) of the NIGR Alumni Association and was a Director of the Northern Virginia Association for History (1999-2006). He is currently the SIG leader of the Fairfax Beginner’s SIG and the Mt. Vernon Methodology SIG.
Chuck has numerous articles for the National Genealogical Society Magazine and the newsletter of both the Fairfax and the Mt. Vernon genealogical societies. He teaches genealogy classes for Fairfax County School’s Adult and Community Education and is a co-host of Tracing Your Family Roots (tracingroots.nova.org) at Fairfax Cable Television Channel 10. Rebroadcasts of the show can be viewed on their website at tracingroots.nova.org.
In May 2012 he received the Shirley Langdon Wilcox Award for Exemplary Volunteerism from NGS and the MVGS Lifetime Sustained Meritorious Service Award in 2013. He also serves as the awards chair for both the National Genealogical Society and the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society.
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