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Presentations

Looking for a speaker for your genealogy society?   Contact me for details and to schedule a time to speak to your group.

 

Presentations available:

1.  "Was My William Smith in the Civil War?"  

Over ten percent of the US population fought in the Civil War in the 1860s.  Learn some tips on how to determine if your ancestor was in the Civil War, using (mostly) free resources, and how to use them to differentiate among those common named soldiers.

2.  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor... Now What?"  

Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail.  Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington DC.  Learn what records are available for your ancestors only at the National Archives, what records are online already, and how to access all of them.  These records may unlock some of the family stories that have been forgotten over time, as well as break down a brick wall or two!   

3. "Navigating the Records From The War of 1812"

From bounty land to pensions, there are no shortage of genealogical records for soldiers from The War of 1812.  Learn how and why these records were created, how to make sense of them, and what those records can contain for your ancestors! 

 

Upcoming presentations:  

28 July 2021  Irondequoit Public Library (New York)  (virtual) "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?" 

18 August 2021 Family History Society of Arizona (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

9 September 2021  Fox Valley Genealogical Society (Illinois, virtual)  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

11 September 2021  Imperial Polk Genealogical Society (Florida) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

16 September 2021 Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

18 September 2021 Ventura County Genealogical Society (California) (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

28 September 2021  West Hartford Public Library (Connecticut) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

1-2 October 2021  North Star Genealogy Conference (Minnesota)  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

19 October 2021 Bend County (Oregon) Genealogical Society "I Have a Civil War Ancestor  . . . Now What?"

20 October 2021 Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"

23 October 2021 Northern Kentucky Family History Conference "Was My William Smith in the Civil War?"

11 November 2021 Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (Oregon) (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

13 November 2021 Genealogy Society of Marion County (Indiana) (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor. . . Now What?"

4 December 2021 Lincoln Genealogy Society, Oregon (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor. . . Now What?"

8 December 2021 Genealogical Society of South Brevard, Florida (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor  . . .  Now What?"

8 February 2022  Indian River Genealogical Society (Florida) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor. . . Now What?"

24 February 2024 Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group Committee (New Hampshire) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

 

Previous presentations:

 26 June 2021 Suncoast Genealogy Society (Florida) (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

17 June 2021 Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (virtual) "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"

16 June 2021 Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

11-12 June 2021  Southern California Genealogy Jamboree (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?" 

9 June 2021 Warren County (Ohio) Genealogical Society "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

5 June 2021  Northland Genealogy Society, Missouri (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

5 June 2021  Lincoln Genealogy Society, Oregon (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

20 May 2021  Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

15 May 2021  Computer Assisted Genealogy Group, Cleveland, Ohio (virtual)  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

10 May 2021 Story County (Iowa) Genealogy Society (virtual) "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

7-8 May 2021  Heartland Family History Conference (Topeka, Kansas) (virtual)  "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"

7-8 May 2021  Heartland Family History Conference (Topeka, Kansas) (virtual)  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

29 April 2021  Omaha (Nebraska) Public Library (virtual).  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

22 April 2021  Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group Committee (New Hampshire) (virtual)  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

15-17 April 2021  Ohio Genealogical Society Conference (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor, . . . Now What?" and "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

20 March 2021 Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (virtual)

6 March 2021  Clermont County (Ohio) Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"

5 March 2021  Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (Oregon) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

4 March 2021  Boston Public Library (Massachusetts) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"

1 March 2021  Oklahoma Genealogical Society (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

27 February 2021  Suncoast Genealogy Society (Florida) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"  

23 February 2021   Clark County (Washington) Genealogy Society (virtual).  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

17 February 2021  Story County (Iowa) Genealogy Society (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

15 February 2021  Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Genealogy Society (virtual).  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

6 February 2021  The Western Reserve Historical Society Genealogical Committee  (Ohio) (virtual)  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . . Now What?"

19 January 2021  Bend (Oregon) Genealogical Society (virtual)  "Navigating the Records From The War of 1812"

14 January 2021  Omaha (Nebraska) Public Library (virtual).  "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"

8 January 2021  Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (Oregon) (virtual).  "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"

2 January 2021  Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (virtual)   "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"

19 December 2020    Portage County Historical Society (Ohio) (virtual, Facebook Live).  "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"

24 November 2020  Clark County (Washington) Genealogy Society (virtual).  "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"

16 November 2020  Kalamazoo (Michigan) Valley Genealogy Society (virtual).  "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

17 October 2020  Rhinehart Roots Genealogy, Facebook Live "Navigating the Records From the War of 1812"

15 October 2020  Payne County (Oklahoma) Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"  

8 October 2020  Maury County (Tennessee) Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"  

1 September 2020  Seneca County (Ohio) Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor . . .  Now What?"  

24 August 2020  Huron County (Ohio) Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor, Now What?"  

22 August 2020  Capital District (New York) Genealogical Society (virtual) "I Have a Civil War Ancestor, Now What?"  

4 April 2020  Portage County (Ohio) Genealogical Society "I Have a Civil War Ancestor, Now What?"  

4 April 2020  Portage County (Ohio) Genealogical Society "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"

30 March 2020  Rhinehart Roots Genealogy, Facebook Live, "I Have a Civil War Ancestor, Now What?"  

7 January 2020  Rhinehart Roots Genealogy, Facebook Live, "Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?"