Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG®, is a genealogical researcher, teacher, and writer. He is a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and serves as the editor of BCG’s publication, OnBoard. He has written articles for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, and Minnesota Genealogist. His research interests range from his current location in the Northern Plains, to colonial Connecticut, Maryland, and New Sweden, and to England, Germany, and Hungary. He holds a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt University.