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Rice University, Houston, Texas
Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Elected to APG Board of Directors
Adjunct History Professor, UALR
Samford University's IGHR
Instructor, Rice University HUMA 102, Effective Writing
Editorial Intern, Journal of Southern History
Fall 1996–Spring 1997
Editorial Intern, Jefferson Davis Papers
Butler Center for Arkansas
Booker Worthen Literary Prize for Communities of Kinship
Fulbright Scholarship, Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz, Austria
Stolthz Plaque—Outstanding Senior Award (one of two senior awards)
Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship (declined)
Booker Worthen Memorial Award (outstanding graduating history major)
Phi Alpha Theta Paper Competition (UALR), 1st Place
Who's Who among Students in American Universities and College
The National Dean's List, 1992–93
Powell History Scholarship, Honorary
Best Family History, Local/County Journal, Arkansas Historical Assoc.
Chancellor's & Dean's List
Donaghey Scholars Program
Who's Who in Genealogy and Heraldry
East Texas Genealogical Society, Tyler, Texas, 12 July 2008
Arkansas Genealogical Society, Fall Seminar, 19 October 2007
Legacies & Lunch, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies; 3 October 2007
Angelina College Genealogy Conference, Lufkin, Texas; July 2007
Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University, Birmingham
APG’s Professional Management Conference, Boston, August 2006
Imperial Polk Genealogical Society Seminar, Lakeland, Florida, 10 March 2007
Genealogy for You Seminar, Saline County Library, Benton, Arkansas, 12 March 2005
Saline County History and Heritage Society, Benton, Arkansas, August 19, 2004
Arkansas Historical Association Annual Meeting, Benton, Arkansas, April 2001
Houston Area Southern Historians, October 4, 2000
East Texas Historical Association, Fall Meeting, Nacogdoches, Texas, September 1999
Galveston Historical Foundation Symposium, October 9, 1998
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1992
Arkansas Historical Association Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 1990
Communities of Kinship: Antebellum Planters and the Settlement of the Cotton Frontier. University of Georgia Press, 2004.
Communities of Kinship on the Cotton Frontier
Historians have long recognized the importance of family in the antebellum South but have failed to articulate an interpretive framework for the systematic study of kinship in southern society. Moreover, they have allowed disdain for genealogy to obscure the effectiveness of genealogical methodology in such studies. This work (1) mines anthropological kinship theory to construct a workable theory of kinship for historians of the South, and (2) argues for the incorporation of genealogical methodology into standard methods of historical inquiry, in order (3) to establish the study of kinship as a category of analysis on a par with race, class, and gender in the antebellum South. We can apply yet another patina of understanding over topics including migration, settlement patterns, religion, politics, and economics by analyzing them vis-à-vis their relationship to kinship.
Book Review: Kinfolks Falling off the Family Tree: The Search for My Melungeon Ancestors, by Lisa Alther, Journal of Southern History, (forthcoming).
Book Review: The Source, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, (forthcoming)
Book Review: Pleasant Hill, Alabama, during the Antebellum Years, 1813–1865: The History and Genealogy of a Dallas County Town, by Michael Vaughn Sims, Alabama Review, Vol. 59, No. 4 (October 2006): 302–303.
“Melungeons: A Study in Racial Complexity—A Review Essay,” The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 102, No. 2 (Spring 2004): 207–223.
Book Review: Tracing Your Alabama Past: For Genealogists and Others a Detailed Guide to Alabama Resources, by Robert Scott Davis (2003), Alabama Review: A Quarterly Journal of Alabama History, Vol. 57, No. 3 (July 2004): 234–235.
Book Review: The Settlers of Lovely County and Miller County, Arkansas Territory, 1820—1830, by Melinda Blanchard Crawford and Don L. Crawford (2002), National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 92, No. 2 (June 2004): 156.
Book Note: Malindy’s Freedom: The Story of a Slave Family, by Mildred Johnson and Theresa Delsoin, The Journal of Southern History, Vol. 72, No. 4 (November 2003): 1005.
"Allen Martin Cemetery, Pulaski County, Arkansas: The Discovery of an Old Abandoned Graveyard," Arkansas Family Historian, Vol. 41, No. 2 (June 2003): 73–78. [Note: article severely mutilated by incompetent editor.]
Book Review: "Oh, For a Touch of the Vanished Hand": Discovering a Southern Family and the Civil War, by Dana M. Mangham (2000), Journal of Southern History, Vol. 69, No. 1 (Feb. 2003): 185–186.
Book Review: All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early South Carolina Gentry, by Lorri Glover (2000), Journal of Southern History, Vol. 68, No. 4 (Nov. 2002): 924–925.
Book Review: The Cultural Analysis of Kinship: The Legacy of David M. Schneider, edited by Richard Feinberg and Martin Ottenheimer (2001), Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Vol. 99, No. 4 (Autumn 2001): 434–435.
“Antebellum Planters: Communities of Kinship on the Cotton Frontier," East Texas Historical Quarterly (2001).
“Major Ezra Owen,” Arkansas Biography (Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2000), pp. 214–215.
“Charles Anthony Caldwell: Pioneer on the Urban Frontier,” Pulaski County Historical Review 42 (Winter 94): 91–99.
"Billing the Client," Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly 8 (Dec 1993): 87–89.
“Saracen and the Quapaw Indian Removal,” The Jefferson County Historical Quarterly 21 (Dec 1993): 4–22.
Book Review: Territorial Ambition by Dr. S. Charles Bolton, Professional Genealogists of Arkansas Newsletter VI (Sept. 1993): 3.
"Settlement Patterns in Early Saline County, Arkansas," Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. LII (Summer 1993): 107–128.
Book Review: Colonial Arkansas by Morris S. Arnold, National Genealogical Society Quarterly 80 (Dec 1992): 304.
"Excerpts from the 1881 Acts of Arkansas," The Arkansas Family Historian XXX (Sept 1992): 101–103.
"The Owen Family: Building on Politics in Early Arkansas," The Saline VII (June 1992): 73–93.
"Business or Pleasure?" Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly VII (March 1992): 16; reprinted from Professional Genealogists of Arkansas Newsletter V (Nov 1991): 9.
"Lynch Family Genealogy," The Arkansas Family Historian XXIX (Dec 1991): 165–169.
"Alien Registrations," The Saline VI (June 1991): 83–87.
"Nelson Wright: Southern Claims Commission File," The Saline VI (June 1991): 88–96.
Samford University’s IGHR, 2004–2011:
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Saline County (Arkansas) History and Heritage Society
Arkansas Genealogical Society (Life Member)
Association of Professional Genealogists
National Genealogical Society:
Professional Genealogists of Arkansas
Graduate of Samford University's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, 1989:
Lecturer and Speaker on genealogical methodology
Sole Proprietor, Saline Research
Volunteer, Arkansas History Commission (State Archives), (1988–1989)
Author/Compiler, published by Saline Research (Alexander, Arkansas):
Samuel Wade Young: His Life and Descendants (1989)
1850 Saline County, Arkansas Census (1988)
The Scott Family of Saline County, Arkansas (1988)
Pleasant Grove Families: Reflections of A Church, A Cemetery, A Community of the Past (1987; 1995)
1840 Saline County, Arkansas Census (1987)
1890 Saline County, Arkansas Taxpayers (1986)
The Family History of Eula Mae Miller Fisher (1986)
Co-author (with Desmond Walls Allen), published by Research Associates (Conway, AR):
Beginner's Guide to Family History Research (1990, 1991, 1993, and 1997)
How to Get the Most Out of Death Certificates (1991)
How to Become a Professional Genealogist (1991)
Social Security Applications: A Genealogical Resource (1989, 1991)