George G. Morgan began his genealogical odyssey at the age of 9 when his 88-year-old paternal grandmother said, "You are the last of the grandchildren, and you are going to learn about our Revolutionary War ancestors." They spent several days consulting Bibles and original documents in her possession and drawing a family tree. The local public librarian in his hometown of Madison, North Carolina, was a member of the DAR, and she mentored some of his research. Those experiences changed how he thought about history, geography, and social studies by encouraging him to consider the influences on his forebears and their roles in the events of their times.
He is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents in the U.S., Canada, England, on cruise ships, and webinars. He is an instructor for the Ancestry Academy, and co-host of The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.
George is the prolific, award-winning author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition "How to Do Everything: Genealogy", was released in January 2015. He has won writing awards from the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. He co-authored the book, "Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques" with Drew Smith, and quickly became a runaway bestseller in the genealogical community. He has written Quick Sheets about genealogy for Genealogical Publishing Company and Moorshead Magazines. He is a regular writer for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Family Tree Magazine, Internet Genealogy, and Your Genealogy Today (formerly Family Chronicle).
He lives in the Tampa, Florida, area. His speaking engagements can be viewed at the website at http://ahaseminars.com.