Jim’s mother, Nancy Cole, was a long time contributor to TNGenWeb until her passing in 2014, and served as our State Coordinator for many years. Jim has served TNGenWeb most proudly in the work that he does for us all! Jim has been our technical guru for more than a decade and we are ever grateful for his service.
Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Samford University), and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events. Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Mark was one of TNGenWeb’s first county hosts, long before he became the rock star that he is today! Mark recommends TNGenWeb wherever applicable, thus spreading the word about our project to the multitudes who attend his presentations and webinars.