I am available for one lecture, half-day seminars (2 lectures), full-day seminars (4 lectures), and workshops that offer a hands-on interactive learning experience. Please see my list of lectures below, many of which can be fine-tuned for your event. New lectures can be developed upon request.
1-Hour Lectures available:
1-hour lectures include a PowerPoint presentation, a 15-minute question and answer period, and handouts.
- Creating a Research Plan: You Must Stop Researching First!
- Newspapers and Timelines: Mastering This Combination Can Expose Unanticipated Records
- My Grandchildren Aren’t Interested in Their Ancestors: Ideas for Competing With Videos & Superheroes
- Writing a Family Narrative Your Family Will Want to Read
- Why Can’t You Find Women In Local, County, State, and Federal Records?: Are You Searching Correctly?
- A Quick Peek Into Military Records: The Colonial Wars to WWII
- Beginning Your Search: The How and Where of Genealogical Research
- Local Support Groups for Free: College, University, and Public Library Databases
- Ancestral DNA – Getting Started
- Interpreting the Handwriting: Alphabets, Abbreviations & Symbols
- Using FamilySearch: How to Help Your Ancestors Rise to the Top
- Sharecropping or Tenant Farming: The System and Its Records
- Research in Washington DC: Where Do I Go & What Can I Find There?
- Setting Yourself Up for Productive Genealogy Research
- Hiring a Professional Genealogist: Why and How
- How to Find Church Records: A Strategy
- 1850-1940 Census Research: What Was The Enumerator Really Asking?
- Using the Non-Populations Censuses: How Can They Help Find Your Ancestors
- Getting Down And Dirty With Land Records
- Just Scratching the Surface: Using Land Records
Luncheon lectures are approximately 45-minutes long and include a PowerPoint presentation. They do not include handouts or a formal question-and-answer period; although, a few questions are always welcome.
- Who Is Up Your Family Tree?
- Did You Ask Before You Became Obsessed?
- NGS Family History Conference – 2017, 2016
- Durham Family History Center Lecture Series – 2017, 2016
- Lecturer for Duke University’s OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute, 2004 to present
- Albemarle Genealogical Society
- Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society
- North Carolina Triangle TMG User Group
- Moore County Genealogical Society
- Jacksonville, FL, Genealogical Society
Speaking details here.