About Craig R. Scott
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Craig R. Scott, CG is the right choice for you and your society or company. Few genealogists have a wide breadth of understanding of the genealogical marketplace. As President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc. he has access to the resources of that company. Because of the relationships that Craig R. Scott, CG has with other professionals here and abroad, a team can be put together to solve any genealogical or society problem.
Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA
Bio: Following a twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy and a short stint as a Washington, D.C. consultant, Craig R. Scott started his professional genealogical career as a researcher in the Washington, D.C. area. He began lecturing at national conferences in 1990. He became an author in 1992 and would own his own publishing company in 1995, Willow Bend Books. Through various acquisitions, his company would become Heritage Books, Inc. in 2003. Today Heritage Books, Inc. is a leading genealogical publishing firm with more than 8,500 titles in print. He continues to spend many weeks and weekends lecturing and speaking at genealogical conferences, institutes and society meetings.
- Certified Genealogist
- Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association
- President and CEO, Heritage Books, Inc.
Association and Society Experience
- Past Director, Association of Professional Genealogists
- Member, Company of Military Historians
- Past Director, Maryland Genealogical Society
- Past Director, Virginia Genealogical Society
- Past President, Willow Bend Books
- Past President, Council of Scottish Clans and Associations
- Member, Editorial Board, National Genealogical Society Quarterly
- Clan Scott Genealogist, 1985 - 2000
- Coordinator, SLIG Guided Research and Consultation Track
- Life Member, North Carolina Genealogical Society
- Member, Virginia Genealogical Society
- Past President, Association of One-Name Studies
Coordinator and Instructor Experience in the past:
- Coordinator, Military Track, IGHR
- Coordinator, Military Track, SLIG
- Coordinator, Military Track, GRIP
- Coordinator, Problem Solving Sessions, SLIG
ProGen Study Group
- Mentor, ProGen Study Group 3
- Mentor, ProGen Study Group 12
- Mentor, ProGen Study Group 19
Awards and Recognitions:
- Association of Professional Genealogists, Gramham T. Smallwood Award
- Utah Genealogical Association, Silver Tray Award
Periodical Editorship in the past:
The Scott Genealogical Quarterly
Northern Virginia Genealogy
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 56, Number 3, August 2018, A Partial List of the Specific Tax for Caroline County, pp. 211 - 216
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 56, Number 4, November 2018, 1784 King and Queen County One-Eighth Tax, pp. 317 – 321
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 57, Number 1, February 2019, Kent County 1783 Account of Taxes Received, pp. 72 - 84
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 57, Number 2, May 2019, Southampton County List of Cash, Tobacco, &c Received, 1782, pp. 99 - 112
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 57, Number 3, August 2019, Field and Staff of Lt. Col. Swearingen’s Regiment: Whiskey Rebellion, p. 212
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 57, Number 4, November 2019, List of Tobacco, Corn, Wheat, Oats & Hemp, Louisa County, 1780, pp. 305 - 318
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 58, Number 1, Feb 2020, 59th Regiment Virginia Militia (Nansemond Co.) Record Book, 1851 - 1861, pp. 5 - 15
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 58, Number 2, May 2020, 59th Regiment Virginia Militia (Nansemond Co.) Record Book, 1851 - 1861, pp. 98 - 108
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 58, Number 3, Aug 2020, Revolutionary Pensioners: The Virginia Agency, 1819 - 1823, pp. 227 - 233
NGS Magazine, Volume 46, Number 2, April-June 2020, Researching Hessian Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, pp. 26 - 33
Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Volume 58, Number 4, Nov 2020, A Numerical Rank Roll of the Field Officers of the Militia of Virginia, pp. 301 - 310
Genealogy at a Glance: Revolutionary War Genealogical Research
Craig R. Scott, CG first became interested in genealogy when he was a teenager. After fifteen years of occasional forays into courthouses and archives, he learned that he was doing it all wrong. His mission to learn to do it right began in 1985 when he first joined the National Genealogical Society. And the journey began.
He became the Clan Scott, USA genealogist in 1985, a position he would hold for fifteen years. For nine years he was the editor of The Scott Genealogical Quarterly.
His first national lecture was in 1990 at the National Genealogical Society Conference in the States in Crystal City, Virginia. He has been lecturing locally, regionally, and nationally ever since.
He was the owner of Willow Bend Books and acquired several smaller genealogical publishing companies over the years. In 2003 he acquired Heritage Books and continued to publish titles under that name.
He was the longest-serving member of the Board of Directors, Association of Professional Genealogists. He has retired from that position.