Many genealogists will be saddened to learn of Chuck Knuthson's passing. He was a very popular genealogy lecturer at many of the national conferences. He was also a prolific writer. He received Certificates of Appreciation from the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
As a professional genealogist, Chuck had been researching for more than thirty years. He retired as a police captain after thirty-two years of service. He was president of the 1,300-member Sacramento German Genealogy Society and a board member (including a Program Chair) of others. Chuck was a member of numerous organizations, including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the California Genealogical Society.
For the past eleven years Chuck taught beginning genealogy classes at two Sacramento-area community colleges. He was a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Research ,and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and completed several courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He was a volunteer staff member at the Sacramento Family History Center and the volunteer coordinator for the Sierra County, California, GenWeb site, part of the California GenWeb program.
Chuck passed away at his home in Roseville on February 27, 2008, after a courageous three-year battle with colon cancer. His obituary is available at http://www.legacy.com/SacBee/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=104635625.