Dr. Margaret M. McMahon has always collected family stories. She has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. She has amassed decades of experience as a flight test and systems engineer, and as a professional educator, teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Her experience includes speaking at international technical conferences.

When her son was born, family lines became more relevant, so she focused her engineering and educational skills and talents on her newfound passion to combine family stories with factual records. She researches, lectures and writes about genealogy and military history and is the author of numerous books on those subjects. She is the Unofficial Historian for the 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment. She has been speaking about genealogical topics in the Annapolis-Baltimore-DC-VA area for over ten years, been a presenter at RootsTech Connect and been an invited speaker at societies, libraries and local conferences. She is a graduate of the ProGen Study Group 46.

She is the author of “A Week of Genealogy,” “A Weekend of Genealogy,” “Researching Your U.S. WWI Army Ancestors” and other books.

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