James Baker has been an active genealogist for the past 15 years. In 2011, he was qualified as a CG®. He specializes in German, Midwest US, Early American, and DNA research. He has written articles for the NGS Magazine, NGSQ, and Der Blumenbaum. Baker has given over 200 presentations during the past five years to over 40 genealogy societies. He is retired from an aerospace and business management career. Baker also was an adjunct professor at UCLA and USC.