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

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

202219 March: Virtual – Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society, “Work Your Way to Ireland Using American Records First”; August: SCGS JAMBOREE 2022 (VIRTUAL) PRESENTATION WILL BE TAPED IN ADVANCE: “Death Certificates, Obituaries, and Probates: What the Dead Can Tell you” 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.” November: Virtual Genealogical Society (Virtual) “The Importance of Collateral Research” Will be taped in October