Lectures

TOPICS

  • California Genealogical Research: Past, Present, and Future
  • California Here They Came!
  • A Case for Courthouse Research
  • Case Studies in Forensic and Family Genealogy
  • Forensic Genealogy (advanced or professional genealogists/legal professionals audience)
  • Catholic Records: Then and Now
  • California Historic Mission and Their Records
  • Collecting, Recording, and Evaluating Research
  • Death Certificates, Obituaries, and Probates: What the Dead Can Tell You!
  • Did Your Ancestor’s Siblings Take YOUR Family Papers to California?
  • Work Your Way to Ireland Using American Records First
  • Irish and Irish-Americans in the Western United States
  • The Importance of Collateral Research
  • Migration Trails: Was Your Family Part of the Great Move West?
  • Migration Trails are Paper Trails
  • Newspaper Research beyond Obituaries: Much Needed, Often Overlooked
  • Paper Trails: Picking Through the Crumbs
  • Re-Assess Your Data: Is it Quality Research or Grandma’s Army Boots?
  • Naturalization Files: Could Be an Information Goldmine
  • Archives Large and Small, Public and Private
  • Oral History: Separating Fact from Fiction – See separate page for more details
  • Genealogy: Then and Now
  • Research Techniques Using Social Sciences
  • Forensic Canines and Ground Penetrating Radar
  • NEW LECTURES ON REQUEST

2019
14 February 2019,DAR chapter, Refugio del Cielo, advanced genealogy topic
20 March 2019, South Bay Cities Genealogical Society, The Importance of Collateral Research
30 March 2019, SCCAPG Mini-PMC, This year held for members only in Santa Barbara area.
31 May 2019, Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree, Burbank California, AM – round table coordinator, runs the Irish Research table;PM, lecture – California Genealogical Research, Past and Present; 15 June 2019, Virtual Genealogical Association, Webinar, Research Techniques Using Social Sciences; 26 November 2019, Solvang Rotary Club, Beginning Genealogy

2020: 04 January, Webinar for the Southern California Genealogical Society, “Migration Trails are Paper Trails: Let’s Pick Through the Crumbs;” 05 September, At this time, the presentations for the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, will be virtual using ZOOM.

2021: ALL VIRTUAL:  FEBRUARY, Antelope Valley Genealogical Association;  South Bay Area Genealogical Society; JUNE, Southern California Genealogical Jamboree – recorded and virtual, starting 7th June 2021 – check their website for more scheduling;  Irish research roundtable coordinator,  on 7th June  1-2 PM, virtual;  04 SEPTEMBER – Florida Genealogical Society, Tampa: “Collecting, Recording, and Evaluating Research.”    23 SEPTEMBER: Historical Society of Philadelphia: “Catholic Records, Then and Now.”

2017-2021+: “Santa Ynez Valley Star” Newspaper: writes a once a month genealogy column

2022: 19 March: Virtual – Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society, “Work Your Way to Ireland Using American Records First; 25-28 May: NGS Conference, Sacramento, CA – onsite: Thursday, 26th May: Luncheon Presentation, Genealogical Speakers Guild “Is It Quality Research or Grandma’s Army Boots?”; Saturday, 28th May: Presentation “California Historic Mission and Their Records;  28 September: Niagara County (NY) Genealogical Society,- Virtual  –                “Catholic Records, Then and Now.”