About GenProof Study Groups

The book Mastering Genealogical Proof was published in 2014. Acknowledging the importance of the information in that book, many study groups have launched from it. Some study groups were one-off, and some persisted. Providing a consistent educational experience is critical and thus the ProGen Study Groups brought its GenProof Study Group program under the organization’s administrative umbrella in 2020 shepherded by Jan Joyce and Angela McGhie.

In 2020, the book’s author, Thomas W. Jones, trained over 30 mentors in preparation of the GenProof Study Program relaunch. Over an 8-week period, Tom reviewed each chapter of the book with a thorough discussion of contents and associated articles.

In 2021, GenProof Study Groups burst onto the genealogy educational scene with 15 groups, 15 mentors, and about 150 students. Additional study groups launched later that year and continue to do so each year.

GenProof Study Group Leadership

Patricia Reed

Program Administrator
(2022 – Present)

Debbie Smyth

Program Coordinator
(2020 – Present)

Jan Joyce, DBA, CG, CGL, AG

Beta Group Mentor
Board Member (2020 – Present)
Program Administrator (2020-2021)

Angela Packer McGhie, CG, FUGA

Program Founder
Board Member (2020 – Present)