About Greg

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                Greg Lovelace



Greg Lovelace is a resident of Charleston, South Carolina. He has been a family history researcher since 1990 when he began researching his own Lovelace family in the area of Old Tryon County, North Carolina Since, he has conducted extensive research in the North Carolina Archives, the courthouses of counties in western North Carolina, and in the records of Charleston and Charleston County, South Carolina. In the past few years, Greg has worked on expanding his research into Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina and the Southeast region of the U.S. More recently he has become knowledgeable about immigration and naturalization, tracing Swedish immigrants from native towns through intermediate ports to final residences in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts. These projects have introduced him to research in the genealogical records of the Northeast. For nearly two decades, he has been the administrator of the Lovelace and Loveless surname research groups and email listservs at Rootsweb, an organization sponsored by Ancestry.com. He more recently adopted a similar email listserv for Rutherford County, North Carolina, where his family has lived for over 200 years. Greg is a co-administrator of the Lovelace surname project, a y-chromosome DNA study through FamilyTreeDNA. This project has helped to discover and clarify four distinct Lovelace and Loveless families in colonial America. In addition to his volunteer work with the genealogy email listservs on Rootsweb, he volunteers as an indexer with the LDS research website FamilySearch.org, which digitizes and indexes records which are then made available to all researchers at no charge. Greg has attended three National Genealogical Society annual conferences, in Charleston in 2011, in 2013 in Las Vegas, 2014 in Richmond, and 2016 in Fort Lauderdale. He has completed the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course on American Genealogy and is a graduate of ProGen 22. The ProGen Study Group is an intensive 18-month in-depth study of the book Professional Genealogy by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Greg also attended the 2015 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP) where he completed the course on Practical Genetic Genealogy. Greg is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and of the National Genealogical Society, as well as a member of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County (North Carolina) and the Charleston Chapter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society.

Academic Degrees:
BS (Zoology)

Geographic Specialty:
MD ; MA ; NC ; SC ; VA ; New England ; South ; Boston ; Raleigh

683 Edmonds Dr.
Charleston, South Carolina 29412

Day Phone:
(843) 906-9977

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6 Responses to About Greg

  1. David Wilson says:

    Hi Greg,

    Congratulations on establishing this serious and professional web site. We all know already that you can provide serious and significant genealogical research. I have no doubt that you will have the success as a professional researcher that you have already achieved as a leader in the Lovelace family community.

  2. Sandy Eck says:

    Hi Greg,
    I’m part of the Lovelace family visiting your area and staying on Kiawah. Always enjoy reading the comments on the website. Eight years ago my husband and I were quite involved in genealogy and then the court system gave us total custody of our then 22 mo y/o grandson. He will be 10 in a couple of weeks so time consuming hobbies and projects are be coming easier to do. What little bit of research I did on my Lovelace line is as follows – Lyle Lovelace McMakin (mom), Howard, Adrian and Andrew Jackson Lovelace. I know, a lot more work to do. Always enjoyed your daily meanderings a of your family and SC low country. Keep the postings coming.

    A Lovelace cousin from Rockton, IL

  3. Joe Gochar says:

    Hi Greg,

    Just spent a vacation on Folly Island, did not know about your website until later. I have Loveless relatives on my grandmothers side of the family. She was from Rockingham county, NC. What is the relation of the names LOVELACE and LOVELESS?

    • greg says:

      Hi, Joe…
      The two names have been used interchangeably throughout history. In the US, sometimes it boiled down to a phonetic spelling. I know my dad always pronounced it “Loveless” and spelled it “Lovelace,” so it could depend on what part of the country the family was. As to the Rockingham Lovelace/less families, I believe I’m correct in saying that they descend from a family who was in Virginia in the 1700s. yDNA tests have shown that the Virginia family is one of three or four genetically distinct groups of colonial Lovelxxx families. My family is originally from Maryland, probably descended from colonist in the mid- to late 1600s who came into Maryland from the Dorset area of England.

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