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Jesse David Chariton

Jesse David Chariton lives for research, and loves the detective-work aspects of genealogy. His research interests are wide ranging, including archaeology, material culture, Public History, and linguistics, and he has earned awards for his work.


  • Over 10 years of Research Experience
  • BA (History) University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • UW La Crosse Public History Program
  • Graduate work in Linguistics
  • Award for Outstanding Research (2013)


Professional Memberships

  • American Historical Association
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Muscogee Genealogical Society
  • Society for German-American Studies
  • Society of Georgia Archivists

Recent Presentations & Publications

“A Brief Overview of Freemasonry for Genealogists,” at the winter meeting of the Muscogee County Genealogical Society, February 2016.

“Archival Records of Fraternalism in the CSU Archives,” at exhibit reception in the Columbus State University Archives, November 2015.

“Explaining a 17th Century English Manuscript in the CSU Archives: Masonic Mystery or Local History?” at the Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference, Columbus State University, October 2014.

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