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In Memory

Kenneth "Kenny" G. Hedgpeth (November 22, 1958 - June 3, 2011) was an American genetic genealogy pioneer and ISOGG co-founder. Kenny became an ISOGG co-founder when he answered the call to attend the organizational meeting held at the SCGS (Southern California Genealogical Society) Library in Burbank, California, in January 2005. Kenny designed and won the ISOGG logo competition and facilitated the creation of vinyl banners for use at genealogical conferences. He volunteered to staff the booth at many of these conferences including SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California; Stones, Tomes and Ancient Bones in Corona, California; and the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! conference in London, England. Additionally, he answered hundreds, if not thousands of questions about genetic genealogy. Most of his correspondence occurred through the two ISOGG and DNA-NEWBIE Yahoo Groups he founded in 2005. He also answered questions for beginners at the quarterly SCGS DNA Interest Group meetings.

This Project was started by Kenny Hedgpeth. WorldFamilies is honored to serve as interim administrator. We are seeking a new volunteer administrator who is also a family researcher for one of the project surnames to become administrator. If you need, we can help you learn as you go. No one will ever fill Kenny's shoes - but you can still take this project and become an excellent administrator


The following Surnames are currently included in this project: Hadspeth, Headspeath, Hedgbeth, Hedgepath, Hedgepeth, Hedgespeth, Hedgpath, Hedgpeth, Hedgspath, Hedgspeth, Hudspeath, Hudspeth, Hudspith

This link connects to the information that Kenny had provided at the "public" FTDNA site:


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