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Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books and numerous magazine articles. An avid genealogist for more than 22 years, Lisa also chronicles her family history adventures on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist for more information.

Timesaving Apps for Busy Genealogists -
(01-March-2014)
Family History Writing Made Easier: Cloud-based Tools Every Genealogist Can Use - (05 Jan 2013)
Immigrant Cluster Communities Past, Present,and Future - (21-Sept-2011)
Tracing your Immigrant Ancestors -
(18-May-2011)
Ron Arons, for fifteen years Ron has given fun and informative talks internationally on many genealogical topics, from 'Finding Living People' to 'Maps Madness' to 'Researching Criminal Ancestors'. Ron is currently in his third year of training in 'Family Systems Theory' which, he believes, adds significant perspective to genealogical research. Ron earned degrees from Princeton and the University of Chicago.

Nifty and Powerful Technologies for Genealogical Analysis and Documentation - (03-May-2014)
Kerry S. Bartels is an Archives Specialist at the National Archives at Riverside. A professional archivist since 1977, he has worked in historical societies, libraries, museums, universities, state archives, and now at the National Archives. A genealogist since 1962, he has done extensive research in the United States and Canada as well as many nations in Europe.

Neither Filmed or Scanned: NARA Treasurers Await
- (18-July-2012) (PUBLIC)
SU-019 - Military Records at the National Archives. (2012) (PUBLIC)
SA-038 - National Archives Website Microfilm Catalog, Archival Databases, and Guides. (2012) (PUBLIC)
SA-043 - The Many Facets of the National Archives Website (2011) (PUBLIC)
Eric 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)
Blaine 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.

FR018 - DNA and the Genealogical Proof Standard


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F. 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.

FR034 - Proof Arguments: How and Why
SA003 - Elusive Immigrant!
SA011Bittner-Beat The Children with a Fresh Birch Stick So the Animals Don't Get Worms
- (09-June-2012 session)

Michael 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
- (20-March-2013)
Irish-American Catholic Genealogy - (03-March-2012)
Roy 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)
Rick 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
- (20-June-2012)
Lisa 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.

Time Travel with Google Earth
- (2-March-2013)
SA020 - Master Using Google for Common Surname Searches
Turn iGoogle Into Your Homepage - (07-April-2012)
Get the Scoop On Your Ancestors from Old Newspapers - (20-April-2011)
SA-009 - Google Search Strategies (2011 Jamboree session)
Schelly 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)

DNA Panel Discussion – Katherine Borges, Ken Chahine (AncestryDNA), Bennett Greenspan (FamilyTreeDNA), CeCe Moore, Joanna Mountain (23andme) and moderator Alice Fairhurst

FR022 - Hear it from the DNA Experts
Valerie 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)

George 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)

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CGSM, 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.

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)

Beth 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 Center’s Annual Conferences, and the Nebraska State Genealogy Conference.

Imported to America - Colonists for Sale -
(18-Sept-2013)

Bennett 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.

SA037 – The Future of Genetic Genealogy

Dr. 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 ancestry.

SA039 – Researching Your Irish Ancestry Online and at Minimal Cost
SU020 – Ireland and the Slave Trade

Tammy 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)

Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, 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.

Getting Family History Information through the Back Door
- (07- Dec-2013)
SA032 - Turning Genealogy into Family History: Creating Stories from Stats
The Two Sides of Interviewing - (18-Nov-2012)
Yes, You Can! - Do Genealogy in Spite of a Learning Disability - (19-Oct-2011)
Daniel 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 Venezuela’s 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)
Janet Hovorka received a B.A. in Ancient History and a MLIS from BYU. She and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters (www.familychartmasters.com), a genealogy chart printing company. Janet writes (www.thechartchick.com) and teaches at SLCC. She is serving as President of UGA.

Trip the Tree Fantastic: Intriguing Family History Trips for the Whole Family
- (17-April-2013)
Grandma's Flak Jacket - (18-April-2012)
Playground Rules for Genealogy on the Internet - (19-Sept-2012)
Getting Your Notes and Sources Right - (07-May-2011)
Cyndi 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 Society.

SA053 - The Internet: A Genealogist’s Printing Press
SU003 - A Guided Tour of Cyndi’s List 2.0

Tonia 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)

Susan 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)
Taneya 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
- (05-Oct-2013)
Dr. 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.

Deconstructing Your Family Tree: Re-Evaluating the Evidence
- (01-Feb-2014)
David 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)
Nancy 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.

Path to Organizational Bliss
- (17 July-2013)
Peggy 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 family’s 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?
- (15- Jan-2014)
Homespun and Calico - Researching our Foremothers
- (04-May-2013)
Michael 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 Genealogist’s 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.

SA027 – Researching Your New England Ancestors

Denise 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).

SU029 - Lessons from the Archive
Caring for Keepsakes: The Top 10 Family Treasures - (16-April-2014)
Break Down Brick Walls with Home Sources
- (06-April-2013)

Marian Pierre-Louis

Cemetery Research for Your New England Ancestors
- (17-Aug-2011)
Looking After the Poor_Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records
- (02-April-2011)
Thomas 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."

SA048 - Staying Safe Online

Leland 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
- (20-Nov-2013)
SA041 - Finding Your Family in the French and Indian Wars
Kory 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.

SA018 - Genealogical Periodicals: Where the Answers Are
SA-035Meyerink-But It Ain't the Original Record!
- (2011)
Debbie Mieszala, Certified Genealogist (sm), specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest.


Options in Post-Adoption Research -
(15-May-2013)
George 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.

Sidestep Genealogy
- (07-Sept-2013)
The Genealogist as CSI
- (04-Aug-2012)
Tell Me about When You Were A Child
- (16-March-2011)
Michael 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 Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s 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, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera.

Cost Cutting Measures to Help You Do More Genealogy
- (21-May-2014)
Women in WWII
- (02-Nov-2013)
Women's Work - (15-Aug-2012)
Remembering the Ladies-Researching Your Female Ancestors - (01-Oct-2011)

Ugo 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)

Tim 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.

Tips, Strategies, & Resources for the African American Researcher
- (18- Dec-2013)

Chris 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)

Barbara 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 teacher/ coordinator.

Beyond the Passenger List
- (04- Jan-2014)
Mary 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)
Jane 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. Jane’s 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.

Is There a Baby Catcher in your Bloodline?
- (01-June-2013)
Judy 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).

FR016 - The Ethical Genealogist
FR009 - Dowered or Bound Out: Records of Widows and Orphans
SA019 - Staying Out of Trouble: Rights & Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists

Craig 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.

FR001 - Basic Military Research
SA004 - Researching your War of 1812 Ancestor
Drew 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.

Effective Online Queries
- (16-Oct-2013)

Denise 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 University’s 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)

D. 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.

SU009 - Resources of the DAR: Beyond Revolutionary War Soldiers
Thanksgiving Special: Online Resources for Colonial America
- (17-Oct-2012)

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 Thurston’s personal history writing courses have been called “life changing,” and “the class I’ve 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. Dawn’s 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 Personal Historians.

SU012 - How to Write a Personal History that Captures Your Interesting Life

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.

SU017 - Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners: Foundations and Fundamentals

Paula 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.

FR027 - Manuscript Finding Aids: Locating Migrating Family Records

Curt 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 institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection as well as the institutional archives, and is the Supervisor for the new Lincoln National Foundation’s Lincoln Library Collection. Curt is a member of the Genealogy Committee of the American Library Association, a past chair of the association’s 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.

SA-019Witcher-Fingerprinting Families - 2011

Linda 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 - (06-Jan-2012)
Hark! That Tombstone is Talking to Me! - (19-Sept-2012)