Posted by Ancestry Team on October 14, 2016 in News

We’re thrilled to announce that Nathan Murphy of our ProGenealogists team is the newest inductee of The American Society of Genealogists, an independent society dedicated to the advancement of

Nathan joins another ProGenealogists member, Gordon Remington, FUGA, FASG, as a member of the organization. There are among only fifty people that hold this prestigious honor.

About Nathan Murphy

Nathan W. Murphy has been a professional genealogist for many years, specializing in both British and Colonial Virginia murphyresearch. His research ability is of the highest caliber, as evidenced by his numerous publications in the major genealogical journals over the last decade.

Honors include, among others, an International Student Scholarship from the University of Leicester, and the Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research from the Board for Certification of Genealogists. In addition to his publications, he created the Immigrant Servants Database, which has received high praise for its scholarship.

About Gordon Remington

Gordon Remington [left] and Nathan Murphy [right].

Gordon L. Remington, FUGA, FASG, a native of Rochester, New York, is a professional genealogist residing in Salt Lake City, where he began his career in 1979. He attended Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut), the University of Rochester (New York), and graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in History in 1984.

He has twice served as president of the Professional Chapter of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA), on UGA’s board, as UGA vice president, and as editor of UGA’s Genealogical Journal. He was a contributing editor of The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, is a contributing editor to The American Genealogist. He has published more than 50 articles in those journals and in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and other national and regional periodicals.

In October of 1999, he was elected the 145th Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (FASG), an organization limited to fifty living members with election based on the quantity and quality of their published compiled genealogy. Also in 1999, he was made a Life Member of the Rochester (his hometown) Genealogical Society (RGS) in recognition of his achievements.

He was a contributing author to Ancestry’s The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, and The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library. In 2002 he published New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist’s Guide to Testate and Intestate Records, and New York State Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources under the auspices of The New England Historic Genealogical Society. The second edition of New York State Probate Records was published by The New England Historic Genealogical Society in January 2011.

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  1. Darlene Hollister

    I never knew my father and recently completed Ancestry DNA test I am 25% Native American. Could you Please steer me in the direction to find the tribe I am connected too. I not looking for anything but the love of my family I never knew. I was a twin and my mother drowned her at four and a half months, I was next if my Gram, who raised me didn’t come in. Her name was Charlene Annette Mcdonald and I am Darlene A. Mcdonald I would appreciate any help to find the tribe I belong to Thank You on behalf of my twin sister and myself

    • Member Services Social Support Team

      @Darlene: We’re very sorry to hear that. If you would like to contact ProGenealogists directly please visit their website here: Our DNA test can show if you inherited the markers for Native American. But you do not inherit every trait or marker from your Ancestors and the results unfortunately do not provide a specific tribal affiliation. We attached links to articles here that we hope will be helpful: and

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