I am available to give presentations to local libraries, genealogy societies, and other organizations. My lectures consist of a PowerPoint presentation with a corresponding handout. New lectures can be developed upon request.

Societies that have hired me to speak include the Ashtabula Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Cleveland Area, Cuyahoga Valley Genealogical Society, East Cuyahoga Genealogical Society, Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library (Indiana), Geauga Genealogical Society, Lake County Genealogical Society, New Connecticut Chapter NSDAR, North East Ohio Computer-Aided Genealogy Society, and the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Current presentations include:


  • Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Your Genealogical Skills
    Online access to original sources has revolutionized genealogical research. Opportunities abound for indexing, transcribing, geo-locating, recording oral histories, etc. Genealogists can take advantage of volunteer opportunities to enhance basic skills and learn new skills (i.e. learning by doing). The benefits for both the genealogist and the genealogical community at large are immense.


  • Bullet Journaling for Genealogy
    A bullet journal can help plan, guide, and organize your genealogical research. Capture your random thoughts and midnight revelations and turn them into actionable tasks.


  • The DAR Genealogical Research System
    Take a guided tour of the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The multi-faceted GRS is a genealogical resource available to everyone. It offers a variety of indexes, many of which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Digital Ohio: Researching Buckeye Gems
    Small local history and genealogy collections are often unrecognized and under-utilized. But in the Buckeye state, many colleges, public libraries and genealogical societies are working together to get these valuable collections online. Learn how to find and access these unique online resources.
  • Mining for Genealogical Treasures in the Internet Archive
    The Internet Archive is not just the Wayback Machine! It also contains audio, movies, images, software, maps, and texts. Discover everything you can do at the Archive and learn search strategies for accessing its genealogical treasures.
  • Researching Family in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
    Access the digital collections of over 3,000 libraries, archives, and museums. The Digital Public Library of America brings them together in one place. Explore this unique resource filled with items of interest to genealogists and family historians.

Future Lectures


DAR Genealogical Research System

Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society