Henry Z (Hank) Jones

P. O. Box 261388
San Diego, California 92196

Phone: Use e-mail

Email: HZJ3@aol.com
URL: www.hankjones.com

Contact between 10:00 am to 09:00 pm Pacific Time


  • Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists
  • Winner of the Donald Lines Jacobus Award for writing the "Best Genealogical Book of 1986"
  • Received the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society for Distinguished Work in Genealogy
  • Winner of the first Eula C. Lapp Award "For Many Significant Contributions To Palatine Genealogy"
    from the Ontario Genealogical Society

  • Specialties:

  • Methodology
  • Sources and their validity
  • Immigration and finding ancestral homes overseas
  • Palatine Germans
  • Middle Colonies
  • Importance of intuition, attitude, and serendipity in genealogical research

  • Lectures:

  • When the Sources are Wrong!
  • Family Tradition: How to Separate Fact from Fiction in Genealogical Research
  • Tracing the Origins of Early 18th Century Palatine and Other Emigrants
  • Saints, Sinners, and an Occasional Horsethief: Some Emigrant Stories
  • The Great Genealogists and What Made Them Great
  • I Don’t Chase Dead Germans - They Chase ME!
  • The Other Palatines: Later Arrivals to the Middle Colonies (NY, NJ, & PA), Plus the Irish Palatines
  • What’s New in Palatine Genealogy?
  • The Palatine Families of New York
  • Genealogy Today: Where We've Been & Where We're Going
  • A Genealogist In Hollywood

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Supplies masters for handouts
  • Permits some audio taping with restrictions
  • Hank’s books, tapes, and CD’s are for sale at his lectures/seminars
  • Does not accept home housing
  • Will accept national and international bookings

  • Previous Engagements:

    Frequent national speaker who has presented at numerous national and regional conferences in the USA and Canada as well as many all-day seminars at local and regional societies from 1972 to the present


    Hank Jones is one of genealogy’s most active and visible speakers. After his graduation from Stanford University, Hank had a twenty-year career as an actor, appearing in eight Walt Disney films and three hundred television shows - a background which certainly prepared him to enliven the genealogical lecture circuit. He has authored several books, including Even More Palatine Families (three volume set), The Palatine Families of New York - 1710 (winner of the Jacobus Award as "Best Genealogical Book of the Year"), The Palatine Families of Ireland, More Palatine Families, Westerwald to America, Psychic Roots: Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy (now in its 9th printing and featured on NBC’s "Unsolved Mysteries" program) and its new sequel More Psychic Roots: Further Adventures in Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy. He has served as a Trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as a director of the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild. Hank recently received the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society "in recognition of distinguished work in genealogy." See the Hank Jones Website for more information on Hank, his projects, and his availability.

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