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A Lifetime of Dedication and Passion to Discovering the People of History
James W. Petty A.G., Founder of Heirlines Family History & Genealogy.

Professional Genealogy Experience

1969-PRESENT
40+ year career, thousands of Genealogy Research Projects; Project Manager, Researcher and Compiler of USA to European Ancestries using federal, state, local, family, private and public records to discover and prove client family lines; Lineage Society Applications; Historian; Expert Witness; Scholarly Publications; Author; Compiler; Reunion Planning; Family Organizations; Artist; Columnist; Magazine Editor; Speaker; Lecturer; Instructor; Consultant
1973-1980
Genealogical Society of Utah/Family History Department and Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah:

US FIELD OPERATIONS traveling throughout the USA, identifying and locating historical and genealogical records and documents for the Library, negotiating the microfilming of these resources for their collection and supervising microfilming activities for the United States.

SENIOR US REFERENCE LIBRARIAN preparing VIP genealogies; assisting in the collection, development and acquisition of records; preparing and administering the ACCREDITED GENEALOGIST tests for all parts the US; instructing in the Library education program, including seminars, workshops, and conferences.

1979-PRESENT
HEIRLINES Family History and Genealogy: (www.heirlines.com) Founder & President
1999-PRESENT
Heritage Genealogy College: ( www.genealogy.edu ) Co-founder

Instructor/curriculum development 4 Year Genealogy College Program (Onsite/Internet educational institution, approved and licensed by the State of Utah in 2000)

Professional Affiliations

APG
ASSOCIATION of PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGIST
(www.apgen.org)
FHL
FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (www.familysearch.org)
GSG
GENEALOGICAL SPEAKERS GUILD
(www.genspeakguild.org)
GSP
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA
(www.genpa.org)
ICAPGEN
INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION for the ACCREDITATION of PROFESSIONAL
GENEALOGISTS
(www.icapgen.org)
NEHGS
NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
(www.newenglandancestors.org)
NGS
NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
(www.ngsgenealogy.org)
SAR
THE NATIONAL SOCIETY of the SONS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION
(www.sar.org)
UGA
THE UTAH GENEALOGICAL ASSOCIATION
(www.infouga.org)
VGS
VIRGINIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
(www.vgs.org)
VHS
VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
(www.vhs.org)
DNA Consulting
Genetic Genealogy Services
(www.dnaconsultants.com)

Education

History, B.A.
Brigham Young University - 1972

Genealogy Technology, B.S.
Brigham Young University - 1973

Association of Professional Genealogists

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President of Heirlines, James Petty, has enjoyed a good standing membership with the APG for many years, and has also served the organization in various positions over the years, including President of the Salt Lake City Chapter from 2006 to 2007.

Credentials

ICAPGEN
New England States, Mid-Atlantic States, Gulf South States, Mid-South States(2000 - Present)
Board for Certification of Genealogists
Certified Genealogist, CG (2005-2014)
Certified Genealogical Record Searcher, CGRS (2000-RET)
Certified American Lineage Specialist CALS (1984-1989)
Family History Library
Accredited Genealogist AG (1971 – 2000)

Author

The Petty Papers; William Humphries - Pelham Humphries, The Man and The Myth.

Contributor

New England Historical and Genealogical Register; UGA Genealogical Journal; Magazine of Virginia Genealogy; The Virginia Genealogist; Ensign; Meridian; Heritage Quest; The Petty Papers; People Finders; World Search.

Speaker

Brigham Young University Genealogical Conference, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Arizona Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Society, and Numerous Family History Seminars across the USA.

Consultant

Available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah; in your own home or by telephone; at family organization/reunion meetings; or on Research Trips. Call 1 (800) 570-4049 for details.

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