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Looking for a speaker at your next genealogy conference or event? Lisa offers both in-person and virtual options to meet your needs.

Current Genealogy Speaking Topics for 2020

Finding Clues To Your Ancestors Hidden in Social History

Social history tells the story of our ancestors’ lives and fills in the gaps in our genealogical research. Understanding how our ancestors lived and the events that impacted their lives leads to sharing their full stories and connections. This lecture explores how to find and include social history into your genealogy research.

Finding Your Ancestors When the Courthouse Burned 

Your ancestors’ records were destroyed in a courthouse fire! Now what? Researching ancestors who lived in a burned county can be particularly frustrating. Do researchers have options to progress their research? This lecture will include 5 strategies for finding and researching ancestors who lived in an area where needed courthouse records did not survive.

Before She Was a Mrs…Discovering Your Female Ancestors

Finding female ancestors often feels like an impossible task. Learn strategies to discover her in the traditional and non-traditional records.

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Research Genealogy the Frugal Way

Genealogy research can be expensive, but it does not have to be.  Subscription databases, travel to repositories, and hiring research out can all strain a budget. This lecture will explore many free and low cost strategies and options available to  the genealogy researcher. 

Find and Use Uncommon Resources in Your Genealogy Research

Genealogy researchers create their own brick walls in research projects by failing to look beyond the traditional genealogical records. Researchers must think “outside the box” and explore lesser known record sets and records unique to an ancestor’s community to start breaking down those genealogical brick walls. This lecture will discuss uncommon genealogy resources and where to find them. 

Create An Effective Genealogy Research Plan – Don’t Research Without One

Researching genealogy without a plan leads to inefficient research and an increased risk of missing vital clues to an ancestor.  Creating and using genealogy research plans is vital to the researcher, but many researchers often research without one.

Learn the important components to include and how to create an efficient genealogy research plan.

Finding Clues To Your Ancestors In Underused City Directories

City directories hold fascinating facts and clues of your ancestors beyond placing him/her in a specific time and place. Are you finding and interpreting all of the clues? This session will discuss the types of information found in city directories, online and offline resources for the directories and how to discover your ancestors’ stories in their pages.

Putting a Face to a Name – Finding Old Family Photos

Are you wondering what your ancestors looked like?  Do you know if family photographs of your ancestors even exist? Explore online and offline resources to search for old family photographs and put a face to your ancestor’s name.

Need more clues for your genealogy research? Explre online and offline sources for social history impacting your ancestors' lives.

Google Books – A Treasure Trove For the Genealogy Researcher

Google books is an often overlooked resource for genealogy research. Researchers can find access to published family histories, county histories, archaic law dictionaries and other pertinent books. This lecture will introduce Google Books to the researcher, demonstrate how to find relevant genealogy resources and share strategies to make the most of this uncommon resource.

Other topics are available upon request.

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