My Genealogy Presentations

2017 Schedule

  • Find A Grave - Southbury Public Library, Southbury, CT, January 26, 3 - 4 pm (hands-on workshop demonstrating how to navigate and search, locate ancestors' graves, contact contributors, submit edits, request photos, other features)
  • Planning a Future for Your Family's Past - Heritage Village Genealogy Club, Southbury, CT, February 9, 1:30 - 2:30 pm POSTPONED due to snow 
  • Planning a Future for Your Family's Past - Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT, April 1, 9:30 - 10:30 am (how to organize/store/analyze materials, prepare a "genealogical will," and share genealogy with the next generation)
  • Planning a Future for Your Family's Past - New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Springfield, MA, April 27, 3 - 4 pm (how to organize/store/analyze materials, prepare a "genealogical will," share genealogy with the next generation)
  • Planning a Future for Your Family's Past - International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Orlando, FL, July 23-28 (how to organize/store/analyze materials, prepare a "genealogical will," share genealogy with the next generation) 
  • Genealogy: Free or Fee?  - Westchester County Genealogical Society, October 14 (research strategies for locating free or low-cost vital records and other documents through genealogy sites like Family Search and Linkpendium, and deciding when it pays to pay for a record)
  • Planning a Future for Your Family's Past - Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club, Prospect, CT, November 11, 10:30 am (how to organize/protect/store and analyze materials, prepare a "genealogical will," and share genealogy with the next generation)

Other Presentations

  • Using Facebook for Genealogy (one hour talk about the benefits and mechanics of Facebook for connecting with local historians and family researchers, requesting assistance, obtaining translations, and sharing with family) 
  • Top Websites for Jewish Genealogy (one hour talk on how to navigate five key websites: JewishGen.org, YadVashem.org, CyndisList.com, FamilySearch.org, and Facebook's Tracing the Tribe Jewish Genealogy page) 
  • Local Genealogy via Long Distance (one hour talk about online research in other areas by making connections with archives, libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies, and others with local knowledge and resources)
  • Using Message Boards and Blogs for Genealogy (one hour talk about how to search surname and locality message boards, write queries to post, and search genealogy blogs for ancestor hints or cousin connections)