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Donna Jean Porter, American genealogist. Registered professional genealogist.


Porter, Donna Jean was born on August 20, 1931 in Monte Vista, Colorado, United States. Daughter of George W. and Alma R. (Kile) Bishop.


Genealogist, Denver, since 1969. Owner Stagecoach Library. Genealogical Research, 1982—2003.

Staff trainer Lakewood Family History Center, since 1996. Instructor and lecturer in field.


  • Registered professional genealogist.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Welding Link, An Introduction to Genealogy, 1968. Editor Colorado Genealogist magazine, 1970-1975. Contributor articles to professional journals and magazines.


Assistant library Family History Center Library., Latter Day Saints Church, Denver, 1966-1976, member acquisition committee, instructor special genealogical instruction committee. Vice president Colorado chapter Palatines to American, Denver, 1985-1986, president, 1986-1987, exhibitor's chair National Conference, 1988. Member West Palm Beach Genealogical Society (founder, president 1964-1966), Colorado Genealogical Society (correspondent secretary 1968-1969, president 1969-1970, 2nd vice president, program chair 1971-1973, seminar chair 1974, chair, judge Black Sheep contest 1988), Foothills Genealogical Society (president 1996-1998, genealogist 1983-1988, educational director since 1992, staff genealogist Foothills Inquirere magazine since 1983, Genie of Year award 1992), Colorado Council Genealogical Societies (vice president 1986-1987, president 1987-1990, chair Colorado State Archives Educational Gift Fund 1991-1903), National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Peace Pipe chapter state lineage chair 1970-1973, registrar 1971-1977), Indiana History Society, Indiana Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (life: vice president 2000-2003, president 2003-2005), Ohio Genealogical Society (life, Colorado chapter, Champaign County chapter, Madison County chapter, Ross County chapter, Monroe County chapter), Missouri Genealogical Society (life), Maryland Genealogical Society (life), St. Andrew Society (life), Institute Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Association Professional Genealogists, Association for Gravestone Studies, Palatines of America (Colorado chapter), Lower Delmara Genealogical Society, Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Shockey Family Memorial Fellowship (treasurer since 2005), International Society British Genealogy and Family History (vice president 1999-2004, president 2004-2005), Wales Ireland Scotland England British Society Colorado (treasurer 1994-2002).


Married Earl Edwin Carmack, November 14, 1949 (divorced 1955). Married Paul W. Porter, June 4, 1955. Children: LeiLonia Virginia, Paul Benjamin, Rebecca Annual.

George W. Bishop

Alma R. (Kile) Bishop

Earl Edwin Carmack

Paul W. Porter

LeiLonia Virginia Porter

Paul Benjamin Porter

Rebecca Annual Porter