Marston Watson has an extensive background as a freelance writer, seminar leader and genealogical researcher. Also, he has earned the title of Distinguished Toastmaster. He wrote a column on genealogy for the Contra Costa Times and was published in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. He graduated at the University of California in Berkeley with a degree in business and has had a successful career in corporate and association management. Also, he has served in a number of state and national offices with hereditary organizations including the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the National Huguenot Society. He is currently a director with the National Societies of Royal and Noble Ancestry.