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TGP 49 – Michael Leclerc

Featured Guest

Michael Leclerc

Michael Leclerc of Genealogy Professor

Michael J. Leclerc, CG is an internationally renowned genealogist. He has authored numerous articles for genealogy magazines and scholarly journals. He is a popular presenter at conferences and seminars around the world.

Michael worked in a variety of capacities at the New England Historic Genealogical Society for 17 years prior to joining Mocavo as Chief Genealogist in 2012. He left there in 2015 to start Genealogy Professor (www.genprof.net), where he helps to provide genealogy education opportunities to family historians.

He has edited several books, including Genealogical Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition, with Henry Hoff, and the fifth edition of the seminal guidebook Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research. He was a contributing editor for American Ancestors magazine, and a consulting editor for the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.

Michael served on the boards of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. You can reach him at www.mjleclerc.com and Facebook.com/michaeljleclerc.

Contact Links

Website – The Genealogy Professor

Facebook – Michael J. Leclerc, CG

Twitter – @GenProf

Other Links   

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Mocavo on Findmypast

Boston University Online Genealogical Research Program

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus

One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now

Sit down and really make a list of what do you want to do as a professional genealogist, what areas are you most interested in, so then you can start to make that happen.

Recommended Book

“Back Bay” by William Martin

Productivity Tool

Paper and pen


“When you have that conversation in your head about ‘should I be doing this, is this the right thing, oh my God, I’m going to make a fool of myself,’  tell that little voice in your head, ‘thank you very much for sharing, now I’m going to do what I want anyways.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Pam Wolosz, production assistant for the Genealogy Professional podcast. Pam, I will always greatly appreciate your help and encouragement and regret that our time working together was cut short.

TGP 49 Michael Leclerc











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