Basir owns a photo retouching studio in Evanston,
IL. He serves the genealogical community as a teacher and author of two books
and a video course about digital photo preservation and restoration.
Digital Organization for Documents and Photos - (2-Feb-2013)
M. Beidler is the author of The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide
and writes Roots & Branches, a weekly newspaper column.
He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der
Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is also
an instructor for the online Family Tree University.
Finding a German Home Village Online - (15-June-2015)
German Research Online - (15-July-2015)
Bettinger, PhD, JD, is an intellectual property attorney, popular speaker
on DNA topics, and the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist.
He has been interviewed on genealogical and personal genomics topics and quoted
in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired magazine, and others.
FR018Bettinger2014DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard - (2014 Jamboree
Warren Bittner, CG®, is a genealogical researcher and lecturer with 30 years
of research experience. He is a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
He holds a Master of Science degree in history from Utah State University, and
a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Brigham Young University.
FR034Bittner2014Proof Arguments How and Why - (2014 Jamboree
SA003Bittner2014Elusive Immigrant The Search for Dora Luhr- (2014
SA011Bittner-Beat The Children with a Fresh Birch Stick So the Animals Don't
Get Worms - (2012 Jamboree session)
SU003Bittner2012-Complex Evidence - (2012 Jamboree
Booth is Vice President at RootsMagic, Inc. He is an accomplished trainer,
having given hands-on entertaining presentations to thousands of individuals.
With over 30 years of computer programming experience, Michael's latest creations
are "Personal Historian" and "Family Atlas." He is also a
developer of the popular RootsMagic genealogy software.
Genealogy on the Go - (20-July-2011)
Jana Sloan Broglin, CG®, OGSF, an Ohio native, is a professional genealogist,
author and lecturer. She has served on the boards of the Ohio Genealogical Society
and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. She currently works as a freelance
writer, editor, and manuscript indexer. Jana was named a Kentucky Colonel for
her Kentucky publications.
The Key to the Courthouse - ( 12-Feb-2012)
Michael Brophy is a professional genealogical researcher, heir
search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He has served as Program
Director and Publicity Director for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. Mike
earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst.
Descendancy Research - (05-April-2014)
Erin in the USA: Irish Research on This Side of the Atlantic
Irish-American Catholic Genealogy - (03-March-2012)
Chan is a community planner uses digital storytelling to affirm cultural
heritage, family history, and promote civic engagement. On behalf of the Angel
Island Immigration Station Foundation, Roy developed an interactive web repository
for its Immigrant Voices storytelling project, launched in 2011. Currently, he
is building community/university partnerships and interviewing dozens of former
Angel Island detainees and other Pacific Coast immigrants for this oral history
project. Roy is also the director of the Oakland Chinatown Oral History Project,
which has a growing digital archive of neighborhood stories. In 2010 when he
was Co-Director of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Roy worked with other family
researchers to host the first ever Chinese American Family History Conference
in the area.
Immigrant Voices - Angel Island Immigration - (03-Nov-2012)
Crume, a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, has written for Family
Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, the NGS NewsMagazine and Welsh and Canadian genealogical
journals. The author of Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real Family History
Records Online, he specializes in online research and genealogy software.
Genealogy Hacks - Tricks to Crack the Top Genealogy Web Sites
Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the
Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy show at www.GenealogyGems.com
and in iTunes. With well over 1 million downloads, her podcasts bring genealogy
news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists
in 75 countries around the world. She is the author of the books How to Find
Your Family History in Newspapers and The Genealogist's Google Toolbox,
producer of the DVD series Google Earth for Genealogy, an international
lecturer, and frequent magazine contributor.
Get the Scoop on Your Family History with Newspapers - (18-March-2015)
Time Travel with Google Earth - (2-March-2013)
Turn iGoogle Into Your Homepage - (07-April-2012)
Get the Scoop On Your Ancestors from Old Newspapers - (20-April-2011)
SA020Cooke2013Master Using Google for Common Surname Searches - (2013
SA020Cooke2012-Projects That Will Captivate the Non-Genealogists in Your Life
- (2012 Jamboree session)
SA-009Cooke2011- Google Search Strategies (2011 Jamboree session)
Talalay Dardashti focuses on Jewish genealogy as journalist, blogger, international
speaker and instructor. She has authored, since 2006, "Tracing the Tribe:
The Jewish Genealogy Blog" http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com; is MyHeritage.com's
US genealogy advisor; and authors the MyHeritage Blog http://blog.myheritage.com.
Credits include genealogy publications and newspapers. The former Jerusalem Post
columnist ("It's All Relative," 1999-2005) received the 2010 National
Genealogical Society 'Award for Excellence.' She has spoken in Spain, Israel,
Australia, Canada, UK and elsewhere. A native New Yorker, she now lives in New
Mexico, but has lived in Israel and Iran, in addition to California and Nevada.
Jewish Genealogy 101 - (19-Dec-2012)
Panel Discussion Katherine Borges, Ken Chahine (AncestryDNA), Bennett
Greenspan (FamilyTreeDNA), CeCe Moore, Joanna Mountain (23andme) and moderator
FR022DNAPanel2013Discussion - Hear it from the DNA Experts - (2013 Jamboree
Elkins is the founder and chief researcher for
Advantage Genealogy, where she not only specializes in Japanese
ancestry and heir research, but family history presentation and preservation.
Valerie is a researcher, presenter, storyteller and geneablogger at FamilyCherished.com.
Interest in Pinterest: Pinning Your Family History - (19-June-2013)
L. Findlen, PhD, CG® is an academic administrator who became a certified genealogist
in retirement. He researches and publishes articles on Acadian and French-Canadian
families in Eastern Canada, the Canadian Maritimes, and New England. In addition,
he gives talks and leads groups through skill-development exercises for the Wisconsin
Historical Society Library and Archives.
Crossing the Border: How to Backtrack an Ancestor into Québec from
the US - (02-August-2014)
Stone Fogarty, M.Ed., is a full time professional genealogist, conducting
research for others since 1998. Her efforts to equip herself for this endeavor
have included attending NGS and FGS national conferences, NIGR, IGHR, GenTech,
APG-PMC, and a multitude of state conferences and classes.
Bundling, Banns, and Bonds: Love & Marriage in Early America - (06-December-2014)
H. (Jay) Fonkert, CG®, is a Minnesota-based genealogy professional
whose articles have appeared in Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle,
APG Quarterly, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and NGS Magazine. He
is a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, managing editor
of Minnesota Genealogist, and past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
Discover Family History in Historical Newspapers Online and Off - (03-Septamber-2016)
Fish and Chips Genealogy: Finding your Common English Ancestors - (07-March-2015)
Wooden Shoe Genealogy: Finding Dutch and Frisian Ancestors - (18-June-2014)
Official, but Wrong: Testing the Validity of Genealogical Information in
Official Records- (03-Aug-2013)
Foulk received a family tree from her father,
which launched her into a lifetime of genealogy research. She shares her love
of genealogy through lectures, articles and personal assistance. Speaking highlights
include the Missouri State Genealogy Association Conference, Midwest Genealogy
Centers Annual Conferences, and the Nebraska State Genealogy Conference.
Imported to America - Colonists for Sale -
Greenspan founded Family Tree DNA in 2000. An entrepreneur and life-long
genealogy enthusiast, he turned a hobby into a full-time vocation. His effort
and innovation created the burgeoning field now known as genetic genealogy. Mr.
Greenspan, a Nebraska native who received his B.A. from the University of Texas,
spent years investigating the ancestors of his maternal grandfather, an obsession
which eventually led to the founding of Family Tree DNA and the beginning of
a new kind of genealogy.
SA037Greenspan2014The Future of Genetic Genealogy - (2014 Jamboree
Maurice Gleeson is by profession a psychiatrist and pharmaceutical physician.
He is also a professional actor and has appeared on the West End stage in London.
As an avid genealogist, he has developed a strong interest in using genetic approaches
to break through the many brick walls associated with Irish family history research.
He first used genetic testing in 2008, and since then has set up the Spearin
Surname Project which has helped trace his Spierin family connections back to
the 1600s in Limerick and the 1500's in London. He also set up the iCARA project
to help people with Irish surnames in the Caribbean reconnect with their Irish
SA039Gleeson2014Researching Your Irish Ancestry Online and at Minimal Cost
- (2014 Jamboree session)
SU020Gleeson2014Ireland and the Slave Trade - (2014 Jamboree session)
Goucher has been a keen genealogist since the late 1980's, and has a special
interest in Italian family history. She is a founding member and a former vice
chair of the Anglo-Italian Family History Society, is an active member of the
Guild of One-Name Studies hosting two one-name studies - one of which is for
the Italian surname of Orlando -, and is the current secretary & a Trustee.
Her book, "Tracing Your European Ancestors" will be published in 2016
& Julie writes for the" In-Depth Genealogist".
Origins & Evolution of a One-Name Study or Surname Research - (05-March-2016)
A. Hepps is the founder of Treelines.com, a family story-sharing website
and winner of the RootsTech 2013 Developer Challenge. With a degree in Computer
Science from Harvard, she has fourteen years of experience in the digital media
space leading technology initiatives across the content, commerce, mobile, and
social spaces. She has been working on her family tree for more than twenty
years and combines in Treelines.com her depth in genealogy, technology, and
storytelling. She lives in Manhattan.
Timeline Creation Applications - (09-April-2014)
Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG®, Board Certified genealogist, has been involved
in family research for 30+ years. She is secretary of the Genealogical Speakers
Guild, president of the SoCal Chapter of APG, and president of the Corona Genealogical
Society. Jean is director of the Corona CA Family History Center, and a volunteer
at NARA, Pacific Region, Riverside County. Follow Jean at circlemending.org.
Translating Latin Records of German (and other) Catholic Churches - (18-May-2016)
The Devil is in the Details: Overlooking Minutiae can Create Lineage Limbo
Its NOT about Zombies: Doing Cemetery Research - (17-Sept-2014)
Getting Family History Information through the Back Door - (07- Dec-2013)
SA032Hibben2013Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from
Stats - (2013 Jamboree session)
The Two Sides of Interviewing - (18-Nov-2012)
Yes, You Can! - Do Genealogy in Spite of a Learning Disability - (19-Oct-2011)
Lake Hogan UE, PLCGS is a professional genealogist, author and educator.
With over 15 years of experience, Kathryn has dedicated herself to helping others
discover the joys of family history. Her webinars and presentations featuring
Canadian family history topics appeal to family historians from around the world.
Find Your American Ancestor Using Canadian Records - (19-August-2015)
Horowitz was born in Venezuela and earned a BSC, computer engineering. He
specialized in education, was director of the genealogy project, and taught at
the Herzl-Bialik School from 1991 to 2005. He is a founding member of Venezuelas
JGS, and serves on the boards of the Israel Genealogical Society (IGS) and the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Daniel has
worked at MyHeritage.com since 2006.
Sharing and Preserving Memories in a Digital Era - (01-Dec-2012)
Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient History and
a MLIS from BYU. She and her husband own Family ChartMasters, an award winning
genealogy chart printing service and is the author of the Zap the Grandma Gap
book and workbooks about engaging youth with family history. Janet writes The
Chart Chick and the Zap The Grandma Gap blogs and has widely written and lectured
about family history. She is a past president of UGA and teaches genealogy and
library science at SLCC.
6 Steps to Choreograph Your Research Across the Internet - (18-February-2015)
Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons From My Great-Grandfathers Records
Trip the Tree Fantastic: Intriguing Family History Trips for the Whole Family
Grandma's Flak Jacket - (18-April-2012)
Playground Rules for Genealogy on the Internet -
Getting Your Notes and Sources Right - (07-May-2011)
Ingle is the creator of the hugely popular website CyndisList.com, a categorized
index to more than 327,000 online resources. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than
33 years, is a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical
Building a Digital Research Plan - (07-November-2015)
Remedies for Copy & Paste Genealogy - (01-August-2015)
SA053Ingle2014The Internet: A Genealogists Printing Press - (2014
SU003IngleHowells2013Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0 - (2013 Jamboree
W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGL®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS Tom, who has edited
the National Genealogical Society Quarterly since 2002, wrote the popular textbook
"Mastering Genealogical Proof". He started tracing his family history
in 1963 and now works full-time as a genealogical researcher, writer, editor,
and teacher. He teaches week-long genealogy courses at GRIP, IGHR, and SLIG.
Audiences typically leave his lectures understanding that genealogical research
can be more challenging than they had thought, but also that it can be much more
Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors Identities Indirectly -
Kendrick is the founder and content manager of Genealogy Bootcamps, an online
genealogy learning community focusing on the blend of technology and genealogy
in the 21st century. Through Genealogy Bootcamps, Tonia offer fantastically useful
training for new and seasoned genealogists, helping busy people learn skills
to accomplish their family history goals quickly and effectively.
Transform Your Note-Taking and Remember Everything with Evernote- (06-July-2013)
A. Kitchens is Computer Press Award winning how-to book author
and digital renaissance woman. Her website, Family Oral History Using Digital
Tools, is devoted to tools and techniques for recording, processing and
preserving the stories that matter the most. After interviewing her grandfather
(he'd been given a cassette recorder and some tapes for his 99th birthday), she
embarked on a quest to understand the best practices to conduct family interviews.
She has been tracking the changing hardware and software scene for nearly a decade.
Her how-to go-to site, Family Oral History Using Digital Tools
(familyoralhistory.us), is where Susan helps people learn how to capture and
preserve the stories that matter most.
How to Interview family: Skills for your Ears, Eyes, Brain - (16-July-2014)
Koonce is an active contributor to the online
genealogical community. A knowledge management specialist by profession, she
leverages her skills for the pursuit of genealogy. In addition to her own family
research, Ms. Koonce helps others by volunteering with the USGenWeb Project.
In that capacity she coordinates sites for FLGenWeb, NCGenWeb and TNGenWeb groups.
Genealogy News at Your Fingertips: From RSS Feeds to Digital Magazine Platforms
Michael D. Lacopo has been researching since 1980 and has lectured internationally
and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A retired veterinarian, Dr.
Lacopo applies the same methodic, careful, scientific approach to his research
as he did his profession. His strengths lie in immigrant genealogy, German and
Swiss research, Mennonite research and chasing ancestors in the Mid-Atlantic
and Midwest states. A self-described all-American mutt, his research
skills cover a broad range. He is currently working full-time in the world of
genealogy at Roots4U.com.
Incorporating Social History into your Genealogical Research - (15- April-2015)
"She Came from Nowhere... A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Genealogical
Problem - (06-Sept-2014)
Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence -
Allen Lambert is Chief Genealogist, and formerly served as the Microtext
Department Manager and Reference Librarian for NEHGS. David has been on the NEHGS
staff since 1993, having been a member previously. He has appeared twice on the
History Detectives on PBS. His genealogical expertise includes New England and
Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; military records;
Native American and African American genealogical research in New England.
SA-024Lambert-Researching your Union Civil War Ancestors - (2011 Jambroee
Waters Lauer is a researcher, lecturer, college
instructor, and award-winning author. She has extensive experience speaking at
local, regional, and national conferences. Her first book won the 2007 National
Genealogical Society Genealogical Writing Competition Award for Excellence and
the Maryland Historical Society, Sumner A. Parker Award, for best genealogy of
a Maryland family.
She has the Same Name. Is She Her Sister? - (04- April-2015)
Path to Organizational Bliss - (17 July-2013)
Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born.
The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries
while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love
of her familys history has never left her. With her experience as a former
Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogy events.
Ticked Off! What Can the Pre-1850 Census Tell Me? -
Homespun and Calico - Researching our Foremothers - (04-May-2013)
Leclerc is an internationally renowned researcher, author, editor, and presenter.
With decades of experience, Michael is a leader in the field. He is chief genealogist
at Mocavo. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists
and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Michael is the author of numerous
articles in scholarly journals and popular magazines. He is editor of the Genealogists
Handbook for New England Research, Fifth Edition, and co-editor of Genealogical
Writing in the 21st Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition.
Among his current projects is a book on the family of Josiah Franklin, father
of Revolutionary War Patriot Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
SA027Leclerc2014Researching Your New England Ancestors - (2014 Jamboree
Levenick, In every family, someone inherits the
stuff. Denise May Levenick is a writer, researcher, and speaker with a
passion for preserving and sharing family treasures of all kinds. She is the
creator of the award-winning family history blog, The Family Curator, and author
of the book How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preserve Family Photos,
Memorabilia and Genealogy Records, (Family Tree Books, 2012).
Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Treasures - (16-April-2014)
Break Down Brick Walls with Home Sources - (06-April-2013)
SU029Levenick2013Lessons from the Archive - (2013 Jamboree Session)
Cemetery Research for Your New England Ancestors - (17-Aug-2011)
Looking After the Poor_Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records
SA021Luxenberg2012- Genealogy from the Inside Out--Tracing the Mysterious from
a Single Clue - (2012 Jambroee session)
MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology
and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others
in the family history community. When he's not busy writing blog posts, organizing
the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers.com, teaching online genealogy webinars and
more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as "genealogy ninja."
SA048MacEntee2013Staying Safe Online - (2013 Jamboree session)
K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest
in 1985. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company, writes daily
at GenealogyBlog.com, edits the twice-weekly Genealogy Newsline and conducts
the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour (now in its 29th year), and speaks nationally,
having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.
Mobile Capturing of Your Ancestor's Documents and Pictures -
SA041Meitzler2013Finding Your Family in the French and Indian War - (2013
L. Meyerink, MLS, AG, FUGA is a full-time researcher and a founder of ProGenealogists,
the official Ancestry research firm. His thirty years experience in genealogy
includes accreditation in four areas, and past employment at the Family History
Library and Ancestry.com. He was the editor and primary author of the award-winning
reference book, Printed Sources and has written many articles for genealogical
magazines. He is a past president of the Utah Genealogical Association and founding
director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He also serves as adjunct faculty
teaching genealogy at BYU and San Jose State University.
SA018Meyerink2013Genealogical Periodicals Where the Answers Are - (2013 Jamboree
SA-035Meyerink-But It Ain't the Original Record! - (2011
Mieszala, Certified Genealogist (sm),
specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century
research, and the Midwest.
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Dude - (05-December-2015)
Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates - (17-June-2015)
Options in Post-Adoption Research - (15-May-2013)
Morelli, A passionate genealogist, Jill Morelli lectures about her
Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors. Her lively presentations
on intermediate and advanced methodologies, unique records sets, Swedish research
and house histories convey information that is readily usable by attendees whatever
their skill level. She blogs at http://genealogycertificaon.wordpress.com.
The 'Push' and 'Pull' Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant - (02-January-2016)
G. Morgan president of Aha! Seminars, Inc.,
and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state,
national, and international genealogical conferences. He is the author of ten
books and hundreds of articles for magazines and online publications, and is
one of the Genealogy Guys podcasters.
Five Reasons the Records Arent in the Courthouse - (06-August-2016)
Sidestep Genealogy - (07-Sept-2013)
The Genealogist as CSI - (04-Aug-2012)
Tell Me about When You Were A Child - (16-March-2011)
John Neill has actively researched his own
genealogy for nearly thirty years, writes 'Genealogy Tip of the Day' and 'Casefile
Clues.' He has lectured nationally on a wide variety of genealogy-related topics.
Organizing Database Searches - (19-March-2014)
No Will-No Problem - (20-Feb-2013)
Seeing the Patterns: Organizing Your Information (04-Feb-2012)
Gena Philibert Ortega, M.S., holds a Masters
degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Womens Studies) and
a Masters degree in Religion. Gena has spoken to groups throughout the
United States as well as virtually to audiences in the United States and Europe.
She is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters
and magazines. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Genas Genealogy
Once Upon a Time at an Antique Store: Telling the Story of Mrs. E.G. Stetson
Finding Your Female Ancestor's Story in the Newspaper -
Cost Cutting Measures to Help You Do More Genealogy -
Women in WWII - (02-Nov-2013)
Women's Work - (15-Aug-2012)
Remembering the Ladies-Researching Your Female Ancestors - (01-Oct-2011)
Payne, originally a geologist by training, now currently works in the museum
industry as a collections assistant, artefact photographer, researcher and photographic
historian. His passion is old photographs, the photographers who took them,
the equipment and technologies they used, the people and scenes in the photos,
and the stories behind them.
Preservation of Photographs and the Importance of a Good Scan - (03-January-2015)
Perego PhD, MSc, has thirteen years of experience as a researcher and lecturer
in the field of population genetics and genetic genealogy. He is the founder
of president of Genetic Genealogy Consultant, LLC.
Native American Ancestry: A DNA Standpoint - (07-July-2012)
Pinnick is a national lecturer with more than 27 years overall research experience
including all the major U.S. repositories, author of Finding and Using
African American Newspapers released May, 2008, former board member of
APG and FGS, instructor in the African American track at the summer Institute
of Genealogy and Historical Research.
Developing the Genealogy of an Early 20th Century Community: A Case Study -
Resources for the African-American Researcher- (03-December-2014)
The WWI Draft Card: Don't Do Research Without It! - (19-November-2014)
Tips, Strategies, & Resources for the African American Researcher -
Pomery is a writer and historian with a special interest in the way historians
are developing their uses of DNA testing. Since 2000, he has written two books
regarding the use of DNA in genealogy, lectured to more than fifty family history
groups around England, written two academic papers and dozens of articles for
family history magazines, and been interviewed by many national and local radio
stations. Chris maintains a consulting arrangement with Family Tree DNA. He
teaches online courses on the topic of DNA testing.
The Effect of the Founders: Why It's Useful to DNA Test People Living Outside
the USA - (05-May-2012)
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL®, is a western Pennsylvania researcher
and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).
She is the immediate past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists;
an instructor for Boston Universitys Genealogical Research Certificate
course; coordinator of Samford Universitys IGHR Professional Genealogy
course and co-coordinator of SLIGs 2013 Credentialing: AG, CG®,
or Both? course.
How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get There?: Migration Trails West -
SU030Prescott2012 Diaries and Journals Finding and Using These Valuable Resources
- (2012 Jamboree session)
M. Randall, A native of central New York, Barbara discovered genealogy at
the 2009 Jamboree and the addiction began! Since then, Barbara has been active
in SCGS. For the last year she has led the Legacy Family Tree User Group and
presented several workshops. Barbara is a webinar host in training and will be
a chair of the 2015 Jamboree. Barbara is a board member of SCGS. A DAR registrar
and volunteer genealogist/consultant, she is a special education middle school
Beyond the Passenger List - (04-
Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has been
a genealogist for 13 years. She earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family
History program at the University of Washington. She is an active member of the
Seattle Genealogical Society and speaks frequently in the Seattle area. Her article
'Mark Golden: A Case Study in World War II Research,' appeared
in Family Chronicle Magazine.
Mark Golden: A Case Study in World War II Research - (21-Aug-2013)
Neff Rollins is a medical writer and professional genealogist who specializes
in Jewish genealogy, 19th century Russian documents, and ancestors who worked
in health professions. Janes writing has appeared in RootsKey,
the JGSLA newsletter. Her other writing has appeared in the
Los Angeles Times, the LA Jewish Journal, Reed magazine,
and in medical trade magazines.
Stickin' to the Union: Using Labor Union Documents for Genealogy - (07-February-2015)
Is There a Baby Catcher in your Bloodline? - (01-June-2013)
G. Russell, JG, CG®, CGL®, (The Legal Genealogist) , writes and lectures nationally
and locally on a wide variety of genealogical topics ranging from using court
records in our family history to understanding DNA testing. She has a bachelor's
degree from George Washington University and a law degree from Rutgers School
of Law-Newark and an eclectic work background including everything from working
as a newspaper reporter to teaching law. A trustee of the Board for Certification
of Genealogists, from which she holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical
Lecturer credentials, she is a member of the faculty at the Genealogical Research
Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP); the Institute for Genealogical & Historical
Research (IGHR) at Samford University, where as a student she was a Walter Lee
Sheppard Jr. prizewinner in Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis; and the
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).
FR009Russell2014Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
- (2014 Jamboree session)
SA019Russell2014Staying Out of Trouble: Rights & Responsibilities of
Todays Genealogists - (2014 Jamboree session)
FR016Russell2013The Ethical Genealogist - (2013 Jamboree session)
SU020Ryan2013Strange and Unusual Sources for Geneology - (2013 Jamboree
Roberts Scott, MA, CG®, FUGA is the author of The Lost Pensions: Settled Accounts
of the Act of 6 April 1838 and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department
of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has co-authored several books relating
to records in Northern Virginia. He has authored articles in the National Genealogical
Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle and other genealogical publications. Craig
is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm
with over 4,900 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher
for more than twenty-eight years, he specializes in the records of the National
Archives, especially those that relate to the military.
FR001Scott2013Basic Military Research - (2013 Jamboree session)
SA004Scott2013Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor - ( 2013 Jamboree
W. Siess, PhD, CG® has 30 years of personal and professional experience in
genealogy research, lecturing and teaching. His lectures throughout Southern
California include emigration, the GPS, German immigration, Civil War genealogy,
lineage societies, and general genealogy research tips. He is a member of SCGS,
NGS and APG and is President of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society. .
Ten Steps to Better Genealogy - (03-October-2015)
Crisman Smith is the 2015 Treasurer of ISFHWE, GSG, and Florida State Genealogical
Society. Speaker more than 30 years at local, state and national events, and
7 genealogy cruises. Writer for major genealogy publications, as well as the
Scandinavian chapter of The FamilyTree Guidebook to Europe. Teacher for FTU and
National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience - (16-Sept-2015)
Smith, MLS, is a librarian in the Academic Services
department of the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Library. He is a Director
of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and President of the Florida Genealogical
Society of Tampa. He is co-host of the long-running Genealogy Guys Podcast, and
author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists.
Organizing Your Genealogical Research Process - (20-July-2016)
Effective Online Queries - (16-Oct-2013)
M. Smith, is President, GSG and Second Vice President/National Conference
Coordinator, ISFHWE. He was a founding member, Great Lakes Chapter, Association
of Professional Genealogists (APG). He has written for numerous genealogical
publications and enjoys speaking across the US and at sea.
Around Brick Walls Sideways: Using Collateral Lines To Further Your Genealogical
Research - (02-May-2015)
Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more
than 16 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in
African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family reunion planning.
She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana
area, sharing genealogy with youth, and documenting the ancestral journey.
The Family Historian's Publishing Primer - (17-February-2016)
Back Away From The Computer: You'll Find and Have More Fun Offline - (18-November-2015)
Southard. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead Diahan
to her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive
experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic
results in the context of their genealogical information.
YDNA and mtDNA are still two very reliable sources for investigating and documenting
your heritage. Learn how to maximize this DNA in your research.
Making YDNA and mtDNA Part of Your Family History - (20-January-2016)
Spurlock enjoys the challenge of putting together the genealogical pieces
to complete the family puzzle. She has been researching her own family for twenty
years and now, as owner of Ancestral Trees Research, she assists others with
their family history research. Denise has earned the Genealogical Research certificate
from Boston Universitys Center for Professional Education and has been
a participant at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the ProGen Study Group.
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker - (01-Sept-2012)
L. Strauss, AG is an Accredited Genealogist and national lecturer. He works
as a genealogist with the U.S. Army on MIAs from Korea, Vietnam, and WWII
and is an expert witness in estate court proceedings in PA, NY, NJ, and VA.
Strauss is a licensed Private Investigator in Virginia and in 2012 Strauss worked
as the historian for the 2014 film Finding Vivian Maier where he
Researching Your Civil War Ancestor: A Comprehensive Study -
The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors - (05-Sept-2015)
Joshua Taylor is the Business Development Manager North America for
findmypast.com, and a nationally known and recognized genealogical
author, lecturer, and researcher. Active in the genealogical community, Josh
is the current President of Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). He holds
an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College.
SU009Taylor2014Resources of the DAR: Beyond Revolutionary War Soldiers -
(2014 Jamboree session)
Thanksgiving Special: Online Resources for Colonial America - (17-Oct-2012)
SA047Taylor2012-Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes--Understanding Compiled
Genealogies - (2012 Jamboree session)
Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, is a genealogist, author, and
speaker in Westwood, Massachusetts, with expertise in genealogy, art history,
costume history and cultural anthropology. She is a blogger, and author of many
books and magazine articles. The Wall Street Journal named her the "nation's
foremost historical photo detective."
Photo Treasures Discovered at Jamboree-A Closer Look - (06-August-2011)
Dawn Thurstons personal history writing courses have been called life
changing, and the class Ive long been looking for. In
the last 17 years, she has helped hundreds of students write and publish their
family histories at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, where she received the
Faculty Excellence Award in 2008. Dawns students repeatedly
win top prizes in family history writing competitions. She has also shared her
expertise with students at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University,
and at national conferences, including Jamboree, FGS, and the Association of
SU012Thurston2014Write Your Personal History that Captures Your Interesting
Life - (2014 Jamboree session)
Tom Underhill published his first book 15 years ago. Since 1999, Creative
Continuum has specialized in publishing high-quality, short-run books, including
family histories, memoirs, and photo and fine art books. During the last several
years, Tom and his company produced more than 400 family history heirloom books,
printed more than 11.5 million pages and scanned more than 13,000 photographs.
Tom has published the Jamboree syllabus for the past seven years.
Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners - 02-February-2016
SU017 Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners: Foundations and Fundamentals
- (2013 Jamboree session)
Stuart Warren, CG®, FUGA, FMGS, is a Board-certified genealogist working
full time in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and
writing. Paula has researched at the National Archives (multiple locations),
Family History Library, Minnesota Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society,
DAR Library, and many other repositories across the U.S. Since 1997 she has
been a Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, coordinates
a Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh course, lectures at National
Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences, and
in many states and Canada.
The WPA Era: What It Created for Genealogists - (20-May-2015)
FR027StuartWarren2014Manuscript Finding Aids Locating Migrating Family Records
- (2014 Jamboree session)
Weisberger is the program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los
Angeles, president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, and was a co-chair
the 2010 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. She is a professional
genealogist and international speaker, with a specialty in historical newspaper
research. She created the Galician Archival Records Project and has researched
extensively in Eastern European archives.
Historical Newspaper Research for Genealogists - (08-November-2014)
B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, is the Senior Manager
for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN
where he manages The Genealogy Center, serves as general curator for that institutions
Rare and Fine Book Collection as well as the institutional archives, and is
the Supervisor for the new Lincoln National Foundations Lincoln Library
Collection. Curt is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library
Association, a past chair of the associations History Section, and a participant
in other genealogical and historical committees of that organization. He is
a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the
National Genealogical Society. He is the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical
Society and has memberships in a number of historical and genealogical organizations
in the state and country.
SU023Witcher2012Historical Rearch Methodology - (2012
SA-019Witcher2011-Fingerprinting Families - (2011
Geiger Woodward, CG®, CGL® is a Certified Genealogist and Certified
Genealogical Lecturer. Linda is a professional historical and genealogical researcher,
author, and lecturer. She specializes in Georgia's state and county records,
federal records of the southeast region of the United States, and Cherokee records
created before, during, and after forced removal in 1838.
Documentation: Never Having to Ask, 'Where Did That Come From?
- (16 Jan 2013)
Me and My Laptop: Getting the Most out of your Laptop while Researching Onsite
Hark! That Tombstone is Talking to Me!