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Presentation: Why We Don’t Write and How We Can

Genealogists need to write in order to prove our families, preserve our work, and propagate our information. How to make the time and make it fun. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced. Contact me for more information and open dates.

Presentation: Indirect Evidence: When Perry Mason Isn’t on Your Side

Genealogists can’t count on the full confessions Perry Mason got every week in the old TV series. Try the Sherlock Holmes model instead. Get a feel for indirect evidence with examples from actual research. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates. Presented at National […]

Presentation: Reading Genealogy: Why Not Follow the Best?

Learn from what the best genealogists read (and write). How to get the most from the five top US genealogy journals: the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, The American Genealogist, and The Genealogist. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. […]

Presentation: Land and Property: The Records No Genealogist Can Do Without

Don’t fear land records — fear the brick walls you will build by not consulting them! Find out all the ways they can help. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates.

Presentation: Ten Commandments to be a Good Genealogy Client

Face it: we all need genealogy help sometimes. Here are some common-sense suggestions to make it easier to hire the help you need and emerge smiling from the experience! (And if you take the first six commandments to heart, you may not even need to hire anyone.) This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 […]

Presentation: “Are We There Yet?” Proof and the Genealogy Police

Case study: Follow the Chilcote trail from the 1900 Chicago census to an unmarked Ohio grave– and decide when there’s enough evidence to prove that George and Edward are two men or one man with two names. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates. […]

Standards

As a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists I agree that professionalism in genealogy requires ethical conduct in all relationships with the present or potential genealogical community. I therefore agree to: Promote a coherent, truthful approach to genealogy, family history and local history. Present research results and opinions in a clear, well-organized manner; fully […]