These presentations are designed to be sixty minutes long, but can be adjusted up or down depending on your needs. They can be presented live or via the internet. If you would like to inquire about having me present to your group, please contact me for more details.
Advanced Probate Research
Using a case study, learn more about the information that you can find in, and infer from, records of the administration of estates.
Finding Your Family in Canada
Discover how to find records in Canada for your ancestors who came from there, or travelled to the U.S. and/or other countries through Canada.
Greffes des Notaires: The Goldmine in Quebec’s Notarial Records
Whether your ancestors in Quebec spoke French, English, Gaelic, German, or any other language, they followed the civil law for recordkeeping, which is very different from the rest of Canada and most of the United States. Learn how to use these valuable records to propel your research in new directions.
New England Migrations
Tracing your ancestors back into New England can be challenging. Understanding internal migrations within New England as well as the patterns of outmigrations is critical to tracing your family, providing you with clues for places to look for additional information as the moved from location to location.
Reading and Understanding Old Documents
Learn how to read handwriting of earlier eras so you can read and understand original records of your ancestors.
Resources of The National Archives (U.K.)
TNA has vast resources to assist you in researching your ancestors in the U.K. Discover how to access these, both remotely and in-person.
Sharing Your Family History in the 21st Century
Explore different ways you can share your information in the age of technology, including print, online, and audio/visually.
Sharing Your Family History with Multimedia
Learn how to share your research in new and visually interesting ways with easy-to-use software and websites. Even those with no experience can easily create a great product.
Sources for New England Research
The six New England states have a different structure from most of the rest of the United States. Understanding those differences and the records it created is important to finding your ancestors in the northeast corner of the U.S.
Understanding the English Probate System
You might be surprised to know that there is a good chance your ancestors left an estate to be probated. Finding these records in England can be challenging, especially before 1858. Learn how to navigate the system to find your family, no matter what time period they lived in.
Writing Your Family Stories
Researching your ancestry is only the start of genealogy. The next step is to write up your findings. Not only does this make your research easier, it allows you to share your family’s story in a way that is far more interesting and entertaining than looking at a bunch of pedigree charts.