|About Genealogy Featured Author|
|Thomas Jay Kemp, MLS|
Thomas Jay Kemp, a well-known librarian and archivist, is the Chair of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association (ALA) and a past chair of the ALA history section. He is a member of the board of directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the editor of the Local History & Genealogy Librarian and Local History & Genealogy Librarian News.
He is the author of numerous books and articles including International Vital Records Handbook, 4th Edition (2000); The Genealogist's Virtual Library: Full-text Books on the World Wide Web (2000); The American Census Handbook (2000); Virtual Roots: A Guide to Genealogy and Local History on the World Wide Web (1997); and the Connecticut Researcher's Handbook (1981). His articles have appeared in Library Journal, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Newsletter, NAGARA Clearinghouse, School Library Journal, Archival Outlook, Illinois Library Reporter, Connecticut Libraries, and many other publications.