Paul K. Graham, CG, AG

Paul K. Graham is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical problem solving among Southern families. He has earned both credentials relevant to U.S. genealogical research: Certified Genealogist and Accredited Genealogist. He graduated with a master’s degree in Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University and holds a professional certificate in geographic information systems.
 
The quality of his research work is widely recognized, earning him multiple awards, including:
  • Family History Writing Contest, from the National Genealogical Society
  • ASG Scholar Award, from the American Society of Genealogists
  • Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources, from the National Genealogical Society
  • Excellence in Writing Competition, first place, from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Genealogy, from the Georgia Genealogical Society
Paul is the author of seven books related to Georgia genealogy and records, including Georgia Land Lottery Research (published by the Georgia Genealogical Society); co-author of Research in Georgia (part of the National Genealogical Society’s  Research in the States series); and compiler of Atlas of East and Coastal Georgia Watercourses and Militia Districts. His articles have been published in The Genealogist, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly, and the Georgia Historical Quarterly.
 
His television credits include research into actor-comedian Chris Tucker's roots for African American Lives (2006), as well as the family histories of actor Blair Underwood, chef Paula Deen, and actor Jim Parsons for Who Do You Think You Are? (2012-2013). In 2007 he researched the childhood history and family secrets of Marine Corps Lieutenant General Victor Krulak (dec.) for the biography Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine by author Robert Coram.
 
Paul moved to Salt Lake City in 2011 after calling Georgia his home since 1989. His childhood was spent in western North Carolina. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and began his career as a title examiner in Georgia, gaining valuable knowledge of property and probate law and records. He has performed genealogical and historical research for clients since 2004.
 
His personal research interests include historic surveys and land use, and the post-Civil War history of southern cities and their people.
 
Books
 
Georgia Courthouse Disasters (2013), Amazon.com
Admission Register of Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1842-1861 (2011), Amazon.com
1807 Georgia Land Lottery Fortunate Drawers and Grantees (2011), Amazon.com
Research in Georgia, Research in the States (2011), National Genealogical Society
Atlas of East and Coastal Georgia Watercourses and Militia Districts (2010), Amazon.com
Georgia Land Lottery Research (2010), Georgia Genealogical Society
1805 Georgia Land Lottery Persons Entitled to Draws (2005), Heritage Books
1805 Georgia Land Lottery Fortunate Drawers and Grantees (2004), Amazon.com
 
Articles
 
"McCombs of Milledgeville, Georgia: Descendants of Robert McComb." The Genealogist 27, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 131-161.
 
"Paternity of John Warren Ellis of Jasper County, Texas." The Genealogist 27, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 182-189.
 
"How Old Was Charity Stinchcomb?" National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101, no. 2 (June 2013): 137-139.
 
"The Bones of Hobo Hollow." Columns 25, no. 2 (June 2013): 7-11.
 
"A Family for Florence I. (Crouse) Nelson: Unraveling an Informal Adoption in Missouri or Indiana." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101, no. 1 (March 2013): 7-18.
 
“Edward Arista Vincent: Antebellum Immigrant, Cartographer, and Architect.” Georgia Historical Quarterly 95, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 391-407.
 
“A Blue Ridge Family for Alsaph Briggs Barker.” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 98, no. 2 (June 2010): 85-100.
 
“The Search for Fulton County’s Stolen Records.” Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 45, no. 3 (Fall 2009): 217-221.
 
“Foreign-born Voters in Savannah and Chatham County, 1867.” Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 44, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 373-398; Part 2, vol. 45, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 35-66; Part 3, vol. 45, no. 2 (Summer 2009): 151-163.
 
“Genealogical Research at the DeKalb History Center.” Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 44, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 133-139.
 
“Historical Records of Urban Georgia.” Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 43, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 87-90.
 
“Understanding the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery Registration.” Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 40, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 171-173.
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