Ernest Everett Blevins, MFA

Ernest Blevins

Title: Genealogist, Researcher, Historian, Preservationist & Archaeologist
Company: Blevins Historical Research
Location: Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Ernest Everett Blevins, MFA, Genealogist, Researcher, Historian, Preservationist, and Archaeologist at Blevins Historical Research, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in historic preservation, genealogy, research, and archaeology.

An esteemed figure in his fields of interest, Mr. Blevins has accrued nearly 30 years of professional excellence in various capacities, beginning his illustrious career as an assistant production manager and stagehand of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 1999. Currently the owner of Blevins Historical Research, Mr. Blevins founded his company in 1997 to promote the study of historic preservation, genealogy, and archaeology. He also served as an adjunct professor of U.S. history at Middle Tennessee State University from 2010 to 2011, an enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010, an archaeologist with Edwards-Pitman Environmental from 2007 to 2008, and an architectural historian with Fluor Corporation in 2007.

Alongside his professional endeavors, Mr. Blevins has worked with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History as a state history preservationist since 2013, as well as a consultant of architectural history with Stone Point Services since 2012. Previously, he was on the board of directors of Cemetery Surveys, Inc., from 2008 to 2013, chair of the Villa Rica History Preservation Committee from 2005 to 2006, and chair of the Georgia History Preservation Committee from 2003 to 2007. Notably, he was a commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at Kennesaw Mountain Camp from 2006 to 2008.

In preparation for his career, Mr. Blevins sought formal education, first obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and Bachelor of Science in anthropology from the College of Charleston in 1992. In 2001, he earned a Master of Fine Arts in history preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. After receiving his degrees, he completed postgraduate work in public history from such universities as the University of West Georgia and Georgia State University from 2003 to 2009. He was subsequently certified in public history by the University of West Georgia in 2009.

A leading expert in his realms of interest, Mr. Blevins maintains affiliation with several organizations, including the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. In addition, he has been associated with the Association of Georgia State University Historians, Association of Professional Genealogists – Georgia Chapter, Tenth South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Re-enactors, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and Alpha Phi Omega.

As a respected voice in the field, Mr. Blevins has served as an author of articles to professional journals and contributor of columns and articles to newspapers. He was the author of “Sears Exploring My America Application: The Overland Dixie Highway” in 2010, “Always Looking North: The Carroll County Confederate Monument” in 2010, and “The Road to Marietta: Commemorating the 1864 Atlanta Campaign” in 2009. Furthermore, Mr. Blevins has acted in various productions, such as “Gods and Generals,” “The Hunley,” “An American Tempest,” and “Close to Danger.”

In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Mr. Blevins has been honored with numerous accolades throughout career. Most recently, he was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from Yellow District County, GA, in 2012, as well as a Distinguished Service Medal from the Sons of Confederate Veterans in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, he won the Best Chapter Award from the National Sons of the American Revolution Past Governor Robert Vance Website Contest in 2006, Best Chapter Webpage by the Sons of the American Revolution from 2005 to 2006, and the Bronze Citizenship Award from the Casmir Pulaski Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in 2005. Previously, he received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Alpha Phi Omega of the College of Charleston in 1995.

Married to Lisa Ann Schlosser since 1975, Mr. Blevins is the proud father of eight children. In his spare time, he enjoys studying genealogy, traveling, writing, listening to music, studying history, taking photographs, and filmmaking. Notably, he has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders.

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