I provide lectures and workshops for youth and adults on various genealogical topics.
Engaging the Next Generation: Inspiring a Love of Genealogy in Children and Grandchildren
Adult genealogists repeat over and over, “I wish I would have asked my grandma…..” In Engaging the Next Generation, learn ways to engage children and grandchildren in their family history through age appropriate activities and research.
Finishing the Story
Tracing the life of a deceased military soldier (Soldier Dead) can be challenging. Through three World War I and World War II case studies, learn about records and resources available to help you write the stories of your Soldier Dead.
Stories of the Lost
(Available September 2013)
A continuation of "Finishing the Story," we will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who lost something due to the war, never returned from war or returned, but didn't fully return.
La Famiglia – Beginning Italian Genealogy Research
(Available January 2014)
Join us for an overview of how to begin researching your Italian ancestors in the U.S. before jumping across the pond. Learn about naming patterns, tips on locating the village or origin and surnames.
La Famiglia in Italy
(Available January 2014)
You’ve located the village of origin and you are ready to jump across the pond! Join us for a discussion on researching your Italian ancestors in Italy. Learn about records available, handwriting, common words, and more!
Branching Out: Teaching Genealogy in the Classroom
This lecture is geared toward educators in public and homeschool settings.
Teachers will learn how to teach basic family history research to students. They will then be able to help students improve problem solving skills, interpret information, utilize technology in research, and present their findings.
Branching Out: Teaching a Youth Genealogy Workshop
This lecture is geared toward genealogy societies and libraries.
Walk through a one hour youth class for grades 4th and up, which presents the basics of getting started in genealogy and an overview of record sources. Gain ideas on how to create a youth workshop for your genealogy society or library.
Connecting Children With Their Past
Join us for a one hour program for children grades 4th – high school to learn how to start researching family history. Learn how to complete the charts required for your research and hear stories about locating additional information on your family. Parental participation is encouraged.