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Books and e-Books

The Family History Research Toolkit (CD-ROM). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008.

1867 Texas Voters’ Registration Lists, Digital Images by County

The Civil War Draft in Maryland Lists of Drafted Men, 1862–1865, 2 volumes.

Records of the Slave Claims Commissions, 1864–1867, 3 volumes.

Genealogy at a Glance: African American Genealogy Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2011.

Online State Resources for Genealogy. Version 3.0. E-Book. Self-published, 2013.

Show ‘N’ Tell: Creating Effective and Attractive Genealogy Presentations. Self-published, 2011.

Legacy QuickGuide™: Researching Your U.S. Civil War Ancestors (Printed Edition). Surprise, Arizona: Millennia Corp., 2012. (Also available in a PDF Edition)


Book Chapters

“Chapter 12: Researching African American Families,” in Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG, and Kay Germain Ingalls, CG, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Genealogy, 3rd Edition (New York: Penguin Group, 2012).

Chapter 11: A Summary of Genealogical Research into Descendants of the L’Hermitage Slave Village Community,” in U. S. National Park Service, National Capital Region, Archaeological Investigation of the L’Hermitage Slave Village, Occasional Report no. 20 (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 2014).

Journal Articles

“Identifying the Last Slave-Owner of Freedmen in Maryland Using Local Records,” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 51 (2010): 73–88.

“Maryland’s Burned Counties: Overcoming the Record Loss,” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53 (2012): 203–19.

“Where Are Your Ancestors? Using Land Records to Find Land,” The Bulletin of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, vol. 62, no. 2 (December 2012): 6–12.

“Somerset County Citations for Negro Apprentices, November 1864,” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 53 (2012): 521–38.

“In the Shadow of Rebellions: Maryland Ridgelys in Slavery and Freedom,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 100 (2012): 245–66.

“Parents for Thomas Burgan of Baltimore County, Maryland,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101 (2013): 19–33.

“An African American Diggs Family of Prince George’s County: Issues Unique to Research of Enslaved Families,” Maryland Genealogical Society Journal 54 (2013): 269–96.

“Ethics in the Information Age: Intellectual Property Issues,” Chinook (Alberta Family Histories Society), vol. 34, no. 1 (Fall, October 2013): 16–18.

“The Ancestry of Elder Henry Hait, Primitive Baptist Preacher of Connecticut and New York,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 145 (2014): 25–38, 135–54, 202–06; (a&c) 311–13.

“Free and Enslaved: John and Melinda Human/Newman of Talbot County and Baltimore, Maryland,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 103 (2015): 115–27.


Magazine Articles

“Getting the Most from the Rest of the U. S. Federal Census,”Family Chronicle, December 2007, 42–45.

“Tracking a Household in the Pre-1850 US Federal Census,” Family Chronicle, May/June 2008, 18–21.

“Breaking the Chains: Researching Former Slaves,” Family Chronicle, February 2009, 18–21.

“Sourcing Your Sources,” Family Chronicle, July/August 2009, 43–44.

“Small Worlds: Researching Social Networks,” Family Chronicle, September/October 2009, 18–20.

“Social Networking: Unplugged,” Discovering Family History, January/February 2010, 52–53.

“‘Tweet’ Your Family History: Using Twitter for Genealogy,” Internet Genealogy, February/March 2010, 49–51.

“Autopsy of a Death Record: What You Need to Know,” Discovering Family History, March/April 2010, 33–35.

“Indirect Lineage,” Family Chronicle, May/June 2010, 54.

“Social Security Applications: What You Need to Know!” Family Chronicle, July/August 2010, 26–27.

“Research and Collaborate: MS Live Workspace.” Internet Genealogy, August/September 2010. [Note: the subject of this article is no longer an active application.]

“Understanding Passenger Lists,” Family Chronicle, September/October 2010, 13–14.

“Crafting an Effective Research Plan,” Family Chronicle, November/December 2010, 21–23.

“Using Historic Newspapers For Information on Your Civil War-Era Ancestors,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, March 2011, 19–24.

“Become a Brickwall Mechanic!” Family Chronicle, March/April 2011, 17–19.

“Legal Aid,” Family Tree Magazine, September 2011, 54–57.

“Using Common Records to Overcome ‘Same Name’ Problems,” Family Chronicle, March/April 2012, 13–15.

“What Do You Teach?” Genealogical Speakers Guild Speak!, May 2012. [Extracts from Show ‘N’ Tell: Creating Effective and Attractive Genealogy Presentations.]

“Online State Resources for Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch,” NGS Magazine, July–September 2012, 32–34.

“Using Ancestry.com’s ‘New Search,’” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, September 2012, 147–48.

“Why I Do Not Use Genealogy Database Software,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, September 2012, 153–55.

“Meeting the Genealogical Proof Standard in a Client Research Project,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, December 2013, 180–84.

“Using Theme as a Narrative Device,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, December 2014, 201–02.

“Source Citations: Attribution and Documentation,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, March 2015, 47–50.

“Report or Argument? Know Your Audience,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, June 2015, 101–04.

“Write by Number: An Overview of Genealogical Numbering Systems,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, September 2015, 160–61.

“Building Citations While Writing,” NGS Magazine, October–December 2015, 26–29.

“Analyze This!” Family Tree Magazine, October/November 2015, 37–43.

“Twisting Our Own Words: Getting More Writing Out of Our Research,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, December 2015, 216–17.

“. . . For Different Folks: Writing and Publishing in Different Venues,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, March 2016, 40–41.


Online Articles:

Lowcountry Africana Research MethodsLowcountryAfricana.com:

Accessible Archives Blog, http://www.accessible-archives.com/blogpost/:

Archives.com, “Learn from Experts" http://www.archives.com/experts/:

GenWeekly.com [Note: These articles are available by subscription only]:

Researching Maryland land records online at no cost.” Guest post. Denielle Radcliff Koch. Free Genealogy Resources blog. Posted December 2011. http://freegenealogyresources.blogspot.com/2011/12/guest-post-by-michael-hait-researching.html.

Book Reviews:

Mitchell, Brian. At a Glance: Irish Genealogy Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2010. In Crossroads, September 2010, page 33.

Davis, Robert S., and Ted O. Brooke. Georgia Research: A Handbook for Genealogists, Historians, Archivists, Lawyers, Librarians, and Other Researchers. Atlanta: Georgia Genealogical Society, 2012. In Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 48, no. 4 (2012): 355–56.

Phillips, Richard Hayes. Without Indentures: Index to White Slave Children in Colonial Court Records (Maryland and Virginia). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2013. In National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 103 (2015):232–33.

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer. New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2015. In Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, June 2016, 64–65.