16 August 2012
The following statement was released by the National Genealogical Society on the death of John T. Humphrey, CG
John’s contributions and dedication to the National Genealogical Society since the 1990s knew no bounds. John shared key insights about the importance of original documents in NGS’s video Finding Your Family at the National Archives (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/publications/videos/features/finding_your_family_at_the_national_archives). Over the years, John served as a director of the
and also as the NGS Education Director managing online and home study courses.
He led research tours to NGS
Learning Center Germany
John actively volunteered and contributed to many of NGS’s national conferences
as a lecturer, a consultant at the NGS booth, an exhibits chair, and supporter
of many of the details for producing a high quality educational conference.
John even rolled up his sleeves and made fine custom shelving for the former
historic home of NGS, Glebe House. He was a man of grace and many unexpected
talents. Salt Lake City
Several years ago NGS produced a short video, Paths To Your Past (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/paths_to_your_past), in which John told how “NGS had literally transformed my life.” He explained how he began family history research as a child but only joined NGS and attended his first conference in 1990, at the age of 42. He gave NGS much credit for his success and for helping him see new ways to solve research problems. But we at the National Genealogical Society, his many colleagues over the years, feel John has helped light the way for us and all genealogists. His painstaking and detailed scholarship in both his writings and his lectures lives on as his legacy to help guide the way for generations to come.
For more information on John’s books, consult http://pagenealogybooks.com/Main.htm. John’s lectures at NGS conferences from 2007-2012 may be searched by his last name at http://www.jamb-inc.com/genealogy/ngs.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent in John’s name to the
the Maryland SPCA, and/or the annual fund of ,
all C/O Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, Moravian College 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA
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