Receive this blog in your e-mail.

* = required field

powered by MailChimp!

Biography

Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones, founder and owner of GenealogyMedia.com, is an expe­ri­enced geneal­o­gist, author, book designer, pub­lisher, web­mas­ter, and tech­nol­o­gist. He is a senior engi­neer­ing man­ager at Cisco Systems, Inc., and has worked in sev­eral tech­ni­cal roles includ­ing tech­ni­cal writer, doc­u­men­ta­tion pro­gram man­ager, doc­u­men­ta­tion man­ager, and tech­ni­cal leader (busi­ness architect).

He received his BA in “Honors in English” with a minor in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from California State University (1987), Northridge and his MA in English from UC Davis (1991), where he received a Graduate Humanities Research Award, and served on the English Graduate Student, Creative Writing, and Speakers Committees.

He has pub­lished poetry, fic­tion, non-fiction, and works in trans­la­tion in numer­ous mag­a­zines and antholo­gies, and is the author of two books of poetry, Sand & Coal: Poems (Futharc Press, 1993) and The Wheel: Poems (Leaping Dog Press, 2005), both of which con­tain poems on fam­ily his­tory subjects.

Jordan has been an ama­teur geneal­o­gist since 1973; has designed, edited, and pub­lished books and mag­a­zines since 1987; and has designed and pub­lished web­sites since 1995. He is work­ing on becom­ing a cer­ti­fied genealogist.

Jordan has spo­ken at sev­eral regional, statewide, and national con­fer­ences, includ­ing the 2009, 2011, and 2012 NGS Family History Conferences. For a detailed list of talks avail­able, and pre­vi­ously given, see the Talks page. He was pro­filed in the June 2010 Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly magazine.

Genealogy-Related Publications

  • Facebook for Genealogists,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 2, Apr-Jun 2009 (Arlington, Virginia: 2009), 63.
  • Where in the world?: Technology tools for locat­ing a place,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 3, Jul-Sep 2009 (Arlington, Virginia: 2009), 59.
  • Digital archiv­ing: How to make and store dig­i­tal back­ups of your audio, video, and pho­tog­ra­phy,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 4, Oct-Dec 2009 (Arlington, Virginia: 2009), 59.
  • A Davidson County Birth Record for Alexander Hill,” North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Raleigh, North Carolina: February 2010), 74.
  • Preserving your dig­i­tal legacy: Backing up your data,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2010 (Arlington, Virginia: 2010), 59.
  • How trends in tech­nol­ogy will affect geneal­ogy,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 2, Apr-Jun 2010 (Arlington, Virginia: 2010), 59.
  • Cyber secu­rity: How to pro­tect your­self in a con­nected world,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 3, Jul-Sep 2010 (Arlington, Virginia: 2010), 59.
  • Organizing, opti­miz­ing, and find­ing infor­ma­tion in PDFs,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 4, Oct-Dec 2010 (Arlington, Virginia: 2010), 59.
  • Keeping your com­puter up to date,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2011 (Arlington, Virginia: 2011), 59.
  • Using meta­data,” NGS Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 2, Apr-Jun 2011 (Arlington, Virginia: 2011), 59.
  • Open access, pub­lic domain, and bib­li­o­graphic tools” NGS Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 3, Jul-Sep 2011 (Arlington, Virginia: 2011), 58.
  • Digital Camera Technologies: A Genealogist’s Guide” NGS Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 4, Oct-Dec 2011 (Arlington, Virginia: 2011), 58.
  • Cloud Computing” NGS Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2012 (Arlington, Virginia: 2012), 59.
  • Genealogy in your pocket” NGS Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 2, Apr-Jun 2012 (Arlington, Virginia: 2012), 58.
  • Browsers and plug-ins” NGS Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 3, Jul-Sep 2012 (Arlington, Virginia: 2012), 57.
  • Using tech­nol­ogy to pre­pare for a research trip” NGS Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 4, Oct-Dec 2012 (Arlington, Virginia: 2012), 58.
  • Cloud com­put­ing update” NGS Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2013 (Arlington, Virginia: 2013).

Attended

  • NGS Family History Conference
    • 2007 — Richmond, VA
    • 2008 — Kansas City, MO
    • 2009 — Raleigh, NC (speaker)
    • 2010 — Salt Lake City, UT
    • 2011 — Charleston, SC (speaker; Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Lecturer)
    • 2012 — Cincinnati, OH (speaker)
    • 2013 — Las Vegas, NV (host)
    • 2014 — Richmond, VA (host and speaker)
  • IGHR— Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research:
    • 2008 — “Advanced Military Research III: From the Mexican War through the Civil War” (Craig R. Scott, coor­di­na­tor; Rick Sayre; Pamela Boyer)
    • 2009 — “Virginia: Her Records and Her Laws” (Barbara Vines Little, coor­di­na­tor; Vic Dunn; Lloyd Bockstruck)
    • 2010 — “Virginia’s Land and Military Conflicts & Their Effect on Migration” (Barbara Vines Little, coor­di­na­tor; Vic Dunn)
    • 2011 — “Advanced Methodology” (Elizabeth Shown Mills, coor­di­na­tor; with Craig Roberts Scott, Rick Sayre, and Tom Jones)
    • 2013 — “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists” (Tom Jones, coordinator)
  • NIGR— The National Institute on Genealogical Research (at the National Archives)
    • 2009 — Washington, DC and College Park, MD
  • FGS Conference & APG PMC— Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference and Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference
    • 2009 — Little Rock, AR
    • 2010 — Knoxville, TN
    • 2012 — Birmingham, AL
    • 2013 — Ft. Wayne, IN
    • 2014 — San Antonio, TX
  • RootsTech— FamilySearch Genealogy and Technology Conference
    • 2011 — Salt Lake City, UT
    • 2012 — Salt Lake City, UT
    • 2013 — Salt Lake City, UT
    • 2014 — Salt Lake City, UT

Memberships

  • Genealogy (National)

    • APG (Assn of Professional Genealogists)
    • GSG (Genealogical Speakers Guild)
    • ISFHWE (International Society of Family History Writers and Editors)
    • NEHGS (New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    • NGS (National Genealogical Society) — Technology Columnist, NGS Magazine (2009-Present); Director and Chair, Technology Committee (2010–2012); President  (2012-Present)
    • NIGRAA (NIGR Alumni Association)
  • Genealogy (State and Local)
    • CGS (California Genealogical Society and Library) — Life Member
    • NCAPG (North Carolina Chapter of the Assn of Professional Genealogists) — Webmaster
    • NCGS (North Carolina Genealogical Society) — Director (2010-Present) and for­mer webmaster
    • NEHGS (New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    • NSGS (Nebraska State Genealogical Society)
    • SNCA (Society of North Carolina Archivists)
    • UGA (Utah Genealogical Association)
    • VGS (Virginia Genealogical Society) — Life Member,  for­mer Webmaster
    • WCGS (Wake County (NC) Genealogical Society)
    • WVGS (West Virginia Genealogical Society)

Engineering

    • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Environmental Action
    • Sierra ClubLife Member
    • NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) — Council of 1000
    • PATC (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club) — Life Member
 
Share
OPENGEN - Genealogy Standards Alliance OPENGEN.ORG - Genealogy Standards Alliance