Presentations

 
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:

Crowdsource Genealogy: Enhancing Your Skills
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: Online access to original sources has revolutionized genealogical research. Opportunities abound for indexing, transcribing, geo-locating, writing webpages, recording oral histories, etc. This presentation outlines various crowdsource opportunities and discusses the benefits for both yourself and the genealogical community at large.

The DAR Genealogical Research System: A Resource for Everyone
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: Take a guided tour of the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The multi-faceted GRS is a great genealogical resource available for anyone to use. It offers a variety of indices, many of which cannot be found elsewhere.

Estate Planning Genealogy-Style
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: You’ve worked on your family genealogy for years. Have you taken steps to insure that your genealogical files, pictures and mementos are preserved in the manner you intend? This presentation outlines options to consider.

Exploring the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: Learn the ins and outs of using the DPLA. Its genealogically-rich content includes over ten million items from 1,600 libraries, archives, and museums.

Standards, Guidelines, and Ethics in Genealogy
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: In this interactive presentation, the audience is presented with 15 common genealogical scenarios. After audience discussion, a potential solution is presented with the corresponding guideline and/or standard as explanation.

Tips & Tricks for Searching the Internet Archives
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: Internet Archive is a cornucopia of genealogical resources but can be challenging to search. Maximize your search strategy and performance with these key techniques.

Treasures of the Internet Archive
Level: All audiences
Length: One hour
Summary: The Internet Archive contains audio items, movies, software, texts, and the Wayback Machine. Learn how to access this amazing repository and the genealogical treasures it holds.

Future Lectures

30Aug2017

Creating Your Society’s Website Using WordPress

FGS Conference

30Aug2017

Expanding Your Horizons: Taking Your Society on the Road

FGS Conference

29Sep2017

Successful Websites: Turning Visitors into Clients

APG PMC Conference

01Oct2017

Keeping Your Business Secure in an Insecure World

APG PMC Conference

23Oct2017

DAR Genealogical Research System

Salem Public Library

28Oct2017

Treasures of the Internet Archive

African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland

14Nov2017

Creating a Free Family Website Using WordPress

Hungarian Genealogical Society