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Who is Buzzy Jackson?

On Wednesday morning, I opened up Tweet Deck and tuned into #ngs2011 hashtag to read the goings on at the National Genealogy Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

It wasn't long before the praise was flowing for Buzzy Jackson. Buzzy Jackson was a keynote speaker in Wednesday's opening session. It seems many were very impressed.
The tweets proclaimed:

"great humorous speaker"

"funny and entertaining"

"great speaker"

"Great Talk. LOVE IT"

Clearly she caught a few people's attention. One of Jazzy's messages that came through loud and clear on twitter was "be your descendants favourite ancestor, write your story down"  Clearly a women after my own heart.

There were plenty of questions about her book?  Of course, I quickly googled Buzzy Jackson to see what all the fuss was about, and I was just as impressed as the tweeters this morning.

So if you haven't heard of Buzzy Jackson let me bring you up to speed.

Shaking the Family Tree: Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental GenealogistBuzzy is an author, she holds a PhD in History at UC Berkeley. She currently holds a position as a Research Affiliate at the Center of the American West of the University of Colorado Boulder. She is the author of Shaking the Family Tree and A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Them.
Buzzy is a self-described accidental genealogist. You can find her blog here.
She has assembled a charming two minute video about her book Shaking the Family Tree. I encourage you to take a look at it. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook as well. I'm sure after yesterday Jazzy has a few more followers and a few more book sales.