Tina Jones

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Tina C. Jones is an award-winning researcher, published author and biographer, teacher, musician and lecturer. She is currently a Principal at AMERICAN ROOTS and a registered researcher for the National Archives. She graduated cum laude, B.S. degree in Business Administration, minor in Music, concentration in English/Writing from Trinity University, Washington, DC. She is completing a Masters of Paralegal Studies in 2011 at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Ms. Jones is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious People's Award presented by The Association for the Study of African American Life and Culture. She had an article published in the July 2008 issue of the American Legion magazine, entitled, "Slave Patriot." The article is about OSCAR MARION, an African American unsung hero of the American Revolutionary War who served with the infamous "Swamp Fox." In January 2010, Ms. Jones had a biography published on the life of OSCAR MARION by Oxford University Press and had an article published in �Patriots Today� magazine. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).

Favorite Genealogy Quote

You live as long as you are remembered. -- Russian proverb

What are your specific genealogical interests?

African American genealogy, early colonial, on-line genealogical research

What got you into genealogy?

About 20 years ago, began tracing my roots and restoring old photographs.

Most surprising genealogical find:

Discovering and identifying my collateral ancestor�s image in a historic oil painting at the U.S. Capitol. He, Oscar Marion, is depicted with the infamous Brigadier General Francis Marion, aka the �Swamp Fox.�

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