ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Pearson is a reference librarian who has worked with genealogists and historians since 1989. He is an Air Force veteran, and a graduate of Eureka College, Eureka, IL (B.A., History) and the University of Illinois (M.S, Library Science). Tom edits the "Show Me" State Genealogical Society News and “Gateway Family Historian.” He is also editor of MoSGA Messenger, the Official Blog of the Missouri State Genealogical Association:
Tom has been providing talks on genealogy and military history since 1997 for libraries, genealogical societies, and lineage and patriotic societies. He was a supporting speaker at the St. Louis Genealogical Society Annual Fair in 2007 and 2008, the Missouri State Genealogical Association Annual Conference in 2009 and 2010, and the Missouri Library Association Annual Conference in 2006, 2009, and 2010.
Tom lives in St. Louis, Missouri. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.