The following is an announcement from the U.S. National Genealogical Society:
NGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens, CGRS, CGL, as the new editor of the "NGS NewsMagazine," beginning with the January/February/March 2005 issue.
Liz Kerstens will replace current editor Sharon DeBartolo Carmack who is leaving NGS at the end of 2004 to pursue a new position at "Colorado Springs Style" magazine.
Liz brings many years of writing, editing and genealogical researchexperience to her new position. Liz is in her fifth year as editor of "Genealogical Computing." She is the creator of Clooz-the electronic filing cabinet for genealogical records, and co-creator of GeneWeaver-a software program for your family health history. Her articles are frequently published in "Ancestry" magazine, and in 2001 she was honored by the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors for her Excellence in Writing. Liz retired in April 1999 from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Major and is now the Head Archivist at the Plymouth Historical Society Museum in Plymouth, Michigan. Her first book, "Plymouth's First Century: Innovators and Industry" was released in July 2002; her second book, "Plymouth in Vintage Postcards" was released in July 2003. She is now working on a book documenting the soldiers of the volunteer company that formed in Plymouth, Michigan, during the Civil War.
Liz has had the opportunity to meet NGS members at national, regional, and local conferences where she lectures on research in Ireland, effective Internet research, and organizing your genealogy files. She is a Certified Genealogical Records Specialist and a Certified Genealogical Lecturer. As editor of the "NGS NewsMagazine" Liz is looking forward to hearing from members about topics of interest to them.
The NGS Board of Directors welcomes Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens.
NOTE: While not specifically mentioned in the NGS announcement, I am told that Liz Kerstens will simultaneously retain her position of editor of "Genealogical Computing Magazine" for Ancestry.com.