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Donald Lines Jacobus, WWI Vet.

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Death: October 07, 1970 (83)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Body donated to medical science, Specifically: His body was bequesthed to medical science, there was no funeral
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ira Jacobus and Ida Wilmot Jacobus

Occupation: Geneologist
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About Donald Lines Jacobus, WWI Vet.

Donald Lines Jacobus (1887-1970). Genealogist, author of Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, and founder of The American Genealogist. In recognition of his tremendous contributions and elevation of genealogy to the status of a social science, Jacobus was the first person inducted into the National Genealogy Hall of Fame.

Parents: John Ira Jacobus and Ida Wilmot Lines

Donald Lines Jacobus (1887-1970) of New Haven, Connecticut, was widely regarded among genealogists as the dean of American genealogy during his lifetime. He established the New Haven Genealogical Magazine in 1922, which became The American Genealogist ten years later. He served as the periodical's editor until 1960.

Jacobus was a prolific writer. Besides his numerous magazine articles, he is perhaps best known for two publications: ▪ Genealogy as Pastime and Profession, published in 1930. ▪ History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, a three-volume work sponsored by the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Fairfield, Connecticut, from 1930 to 1932.

The Donald Lines Jacobus Award was established in 1972 by the American Society of Genealogists to encourage sound scholarship in genealogical writing.

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The American Genealogist

The American Genealogist (TAG) was founded in July 1922 by Jacobus, Donald Lines as the New Haven Genealogical Magazine. The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine and was dedicated to the elevation of genealogical scholarship, through carefully documented analyses of genealogical problems and through short compiled genealogies. In 1937 the subtitle was dropped, and the journal became simply The American Genealogist, usually abbreviated as TAG.

After forty-three years as Editor and Publisher, Donald Lines Jacobus was succeeded in January 1966 by Dr. George E. McCracken (1904-1986) of Des Moines, Iowa, who continued the high standards set by TAG's founder.

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Donald Lines Jacobus was born in New Haven, Connecticut and passed away in New Haven, Connecticut. He pursued genealogical studies and research from a very early age. He earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1908 and an M.A. in 1911 and he served as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Jacobus founded "The American Genealogist" (TAG) in 1922 and published his "Families of Ancient New Haven" in three volumes, beginning in 1923.

He was the founder of the highly respected New Haven School of Genealogy, which demanded that high scholarly standards be applied to Genealogy and was elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists (FASG) in 1941, as just the fourth member of that distinguished group.

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Donald Lines Jacobus, WWI Vet.'s Timeline

1887
October 3, 1887
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1970
October 7, 1970
Age 83
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
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Body donated to medical science, Specifically: His body was bequesthed to medical science, there was no funeral