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Genealogical Presentations

A Smattering of Past Speaking Engagements

12 Oct 2013 (Sat), all day - Heritage Quest Research Library Autumn Quest, Sumner. Topic: FamilySearch.org & Genealogy in the Future
2 Nov 2013 (Sat), all day - Whatcom County Genealogical Society Fall Seminar, Bellingham. Topics: Genealogy Software Programs, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Integrating DNA Information and Genealogy; and Naturalization & Ship's Lists
19 Sep 2015 (Sat), 9:00am - 4:00 pm - Skagit County Genealogical Society, Mount Vernon (with Jill Morelli). Topics: Researching in Newspapers & Google and Its Genealogy Tools.
7-8 Aug 2016 (Sun/Mon), IAJGS Conference, Seattle. Topics: Can You Help Me Find My Cousins? Understanding Autosomal DNA, Using Social Media for Genealogy: Why Bother?, and Google and Its Genealogy Tools.
23 Sep 2016 (Fri), 1:15pm - Ancestry Days, Tacoma. Topic: Tracing People Through Time & Space Using Timelines.
6 March 2017 (Mon), 7:00-9:00pm - Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County, Thousand Oaks, CA. Topic: Google and Its Tools for Genealogists. Google & Its Genealogy Tools.
10-11 March 2017 (Fri/Sat) - Victoria LDS Family History Fair, Victoria, British Columbia. Topics: Can You Help Me Find My Cousins? Understanding Autosomal DNA and Social Media for Family History: Why Bother?
1 Apr 2017 (Sat), Full-day seminar - Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, Spokane. Topics: DNA Fundamentals and mtDNA Testing; Y-DNA Testing and Its Applications to Genealogy; Can You Help Me Find My Cousins? Using Autosomal DNA for Family History; and Using Your Results, GEDmatch & Other Third-Party Tools.

Current Speaking Schedule

14 Sep 2017 (Thurs), 7:00-8:30pm - Lower Columbia Genealogical Society, Longview, WA. Topic: I've Had My DNA Tested... Now What?
16 Sep 2017 (Sat), 2:00-4:00pm - Everett Public Library, Everett, WA. Topic: I've Had My DNA Tested... Now What?
20 Sep 2017 (Wed), 10:00-noon - Fiske Genealogical Library, Seattle, WA. Topic: Organizing Your Family History to Stay Sane.
27 Sep 2017 (Wed), 9:30-11am - Forever Young Group, Bellevue, WA. Topic: DNA and Genealogy.
5 Oct 2017 (Thurs), 10:00-noon - DNA Special Interest Group, Burien, WA. Topic: Using Your Results, GEDmatch, & Other Third-Party Tools.
14 Oct 2017 (Sat), 9:00am-4:30pm - Surrey LDS Family History Fair, Surrey, British Columbia. Topics: Beginning Genealogy: Where Do I Start?; Genealogy Software Programs - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; and I've Had My DNA Tested...Now What?
21 Oct 2017 (Sat), Full-day seminar - Clallam County Genealogical Society, Port Angeles, WA. Topics: Preparing for a Research Trip; Social Media for Family History: Why Bother?; FamilySearch Wiki: Your 24/7 Research Partner; and FamilySearch: Advanced Family Tree.
25 Oct 2017 (Wed), 10:00am-noon - Fiske Genealogical Library, Seattle, WA. Topic: Tools for Interpreting Your DNA Results.
26 Oct 2017 (Thurs), 1:15-2:00pm - Sno-King School Retirees, Lynnwood, WA. Topic: Beginning Genealogy.
11 Nov 2017 (Sat), 10:00am-noon - Susan Woodin DAR Chapter, Lynnwood, WA. Topic: Getting the Most from FamilySearch
11 Nov 2017 (Sat), 1:00-2:30pm - Seattle Genealogical Society, Seattle, WA. Topic: Social Media for Family History: Why Bother?
7 Mar 2018 (Wed), 10:00am-noon - Fiske Genealogical Library, Seattle, WA. Topic: Finding & Using Church Records.
10 Mar 2018 (Sat), 9:00am-4:30pm - Victoria Family History Conference, Victoria, British Columbia. Topics: TBD.
21 Apr 2018 (Sat), Full-day seminar - Jefferson County Genealogical Society, Chimacum, WA. Topics: TBD.
28 Apr 2018 (Sat), 9:00am-4:30pm - Abbotsford LDS Family History Fair, Abbotsford, British Columbia. Topics: TBD.

Various lectures available:

  • Technology:
    • Google and Its Genealogy Tools
    • Using Social Media for Family History: Why Bother?
  • Records and Methodology:
    • Beginning Genealogy - Where Do I Start?
    • Records, Records Everywhere! How Can They Help Me?
    • Organizing Your Family History in Order to Stay Sane
    • Planning and Preparing for a Research Trip
    • Finding and Using Church Records
    • Naturalization and Ship's Lists
    • Tracing People Through Time & Space Using Timelines
    • Researching in Historical Newspapers
    • Citing Sources and Citations
  • FamilySearch Topics:
    • Getting to Know FamilySearch.org
    • FamilySearch: Family Tree Basics
    • FamilySearch: Advanced Family Tree
    • FamilySearch Wiki: Your 24/7 Research Partner
  • DNA Topics:
    • Maternal & Paternal Lines: Using Y-DNA and mtDNA in Genealogy
    • Can You Help Me Find My Cousins? Using Autosomal DNA
    • I've Had My DNA Tested... Now What?

Though I realize it would be a rare society event that would occur on Sunday, I cannot accept a speaking engagement on a Sunday.

Fee range is negotiable. $100 will be charged for established societies. $0-99 will be charged for societies that are new, smaller, or struggling to become established. Expenses, such as hotel and travel expenses (gas, ferry, etc.), are an additional charge.

I am willing to appear in all regions of Washington State and beyond.

Fee does not include handouts. I will send a master copy set that the society can reproduce for the meeting and then retain the set for their file library.

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