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Since Datatrace Systems was founded, we have successfully produced quality genealogical research and award-winning publications. American Genealogy Magazine, published from 1987 to 1999, brought family historians a wealth of information through its insightful "how-to" articles by nationally recognized writers. From the first in-depth study of the mysterious Black Dutch to the publication of "lost" military pensions, and on-site research at Salt Lake City's noted Family History Library, Datatrace Systems continues to emerge as an invaluable source to genealogists.

Our website,, is utilized as a reference by, the Texas Historical Commission, and Learning and Teaching Scotlandís series, SCET.Net for History: A Virtual Department (a CD-ROM introducing Internet resources in the classroom). Alexa, the leaders in measuring Internet traffic, names in the top ten list of most popular online genealogy magazines.

James Pylant, Editor, wrote a genealogy column for seven Texas newspapers, edited American Genealogy Magazine, worked full-time as a professional genealogist in Salt Lake City, served on the board of directors of Central Texas Historical Preservation, Inc., and the advisory board of Tarleton State University's Cross Timbers Historical Images Project. A member of the National Genealogical Society and a graduate of its educational program, American Genealogy: A Basic Course, he is a consultant for The Bottom Line. Mr. Pylant is a former contest judge for the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. His research for the book, Destiny in Texas: Descendants of Jacob Hampshire and Hannah Lee, revealed documented evidence of the secret past R. W. Callahan took to his grave more than 100 years ago.

Lady Jeanie Luckhoo, Associate Editor Emeritus, has more than 25 years experience in genealogical research. Her Ladyship has lectured on specialized aspects of genealogical research, including "The Life of Pocahontas." She has visited many research libraries, including the College of Arms in London.


Winston De Ville, Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, served as director of three publishing firms: Genealogical Publishing Company, Polyanthos, and Provincial Press. He also worked as an editorial consultant in New York and Europe. A former trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists, he was a member of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Winston De Ville is one of the few qualified expert witnesses court case consultants involving genealogical evidence. In one case, Mr. De Ville assisted the US Department of Justice with its deportation charges against a World War II war-criminal.

Myra Vanderpool Gormley, Certified Genealogist, is a retired syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, editor of RootsWeb Review, and a writer for Colonial Homes. The founding president of the Council of Genealogy Columnists (now the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors), she is author of Family Diseases: Are You At Risk?, Prima's Official Companion to Family Tree Maker (versions 5 and 7) and Cherokee Connections.

Rhonda R. McClure, formerly a contributing editor to Biography Magazine and The History Channel Magazine, she served as forum manager for the Genealogy Forum on MSN. She is the author of Finding Your Famous and Infamous Ancestors and the award-winning The Complete Idiotís Guide to Online Genealogy, among other titles. Rhonda McClure is editor of the Utah Genealogical Associationís quarterly Crossroads and speaks at national conferences, including the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.

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