Professional Affiliations and Education

Matt is an active member of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG). He is also a delegate for his local branch of the Michigan Genealogical Council. He is a member of the Collections Committee at the Besser Museum in Alpena, Michigan, and the Historic District Study Committee for the city of Alpena, Michigan.

Within his community and greater Michigan, Matt has served on the Planning Commission for the city of Dexter, Michigan and helped create a heritage (historic) overlay district to offer a layer of protection for many of the city’s historic structures. Matt has also served on the Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee for the city of Dexter.

Matt’s Bachelor’s degree is from Eastern Michigan University, with a major in history and a minor in historic preservation. Since continuing education is essential to the field of genealogy, Matt participates in numerous local, regional, and national programs. He has life memberships and professional affiliations with genealogical councils and societies too numerous to list, focusing primarily on the Midwest and Northeast.

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