Bonnie Wade-Mucia is the owner of Keeper of the Past Genealogy. She is the Director of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Silver Books Project and head of the GSMD DNA Committee. She is a genealogy researcher for the United States Army's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Past Conflicts Repatriations Branch (PCRB) to locate and establish contact with living family members of MIA/KIA Soldiers from WWII and other conflicts. Bonnie has researched for the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" with Dr. Henry Louis Gates and other projects for PBS, including documentaries and movies. Bonnie is an experienced speaker and lecturer. She has been published in The Mayflower Descendant (Winter 2021 69:65-70) "John Wade of Massachusetts and John Wade of Nova Scotia: Are They the Same Man?" as well as The Nova Scotia Genealogist (Summer 2019 Vol. XXXVII/2) for her work on a family lineage: "The Descendants of George Wade & Freelove Condon of Granville, Nova Scotia."
Besides attending several genealogy institutes such as SLIG and IGHR, she is a graduate of the Boston University Genealogical Certificate program. Bonnie is an alumna of the ProGen Study Group and the ICAPgen Study group working towards accreditation. She is an Associate Member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogists. She is a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and sits on the Executive Board as a Member-At-Large. Bonnie is also a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and the United States Daughters of 1812. Bonnie is from New England but now resides in Bluffton, South Carolina, with her husband, Joseph.
July 2021: IGHR - Writing and Publishing by Tom Jones
July 2021: GRIP - Forensic Workshop
May 2021: NEHGS - Massachusetts Research 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Century.
Jan 2021-May 2021- ICAPGen Study Group by Lisa Stokes
Jan 2021: SLIG - Advanced Genealogical Methods by Paul Graham
2020: IGHR - Advanced Military Records III by Michael Strauss
Jan 2020 - March 2020: Certification Discussion Group by Jill Morelli
2019: IGHR - DNA as Genealogical Evidence (Advanced) by Blaine Bettinger
2018 - SLIG "A Practical Approach: Establishing Genealogical Proof with DNA" by Karen Stanbury
June 2017-Nov 2018: ProGen 34
2017: Boston University Genealogy Certificate program OL23
2015-2019: Genealogical Education Program I, II, III, DNA - Daughters of the American Revolution
Director of the Mayflower Silver Book Project. Genealogy Researcher for the U.S. Army's Past Conflict Repatriation Branch. Adoption and NPE research.
The Mayflower Descendant (Winter 2021 69:65-70) "John Wade of Massachusetts and John Wade of Nova Scotia: Are They the Same Man?"
The Nova Scotia Genealogist (Summer 2019 Vol. XXXVII/2) for her work on a family lineage: “The Descendants of George Wade & Freelove Condon of Granville, Nova Scotia”
Mayflower Quarterly Magazine (Summer 2021 Vol. 87, No. 2) "The Silver Books Project"