Larimer County (CO) Genealogical Society “Build Your Case at the Courthouse”

I will be presenting a brand new version of my Build Your Case at the Courthouse to the Larimer County Genealogical Society on Thursday, 16 February at 8 PM EST. This is a 1-hour overview of researching courthouses for estate records, land records, and other court papers in learning more about our ancestors. While judicial methods vary from state to state and community to community, they all process the same types of records. Therefore, this presentation is more about the records than the structure of the court system in any one location.

Please join us. Registration is required and you can do so at

York County, SC Library Genealogy & Family History Expo

I will be presenting at the York County Genealogy & Family Expo on “Build Your Case at the Courthouse.”   This is an all-day event held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Fort Mills and I am scheduled to present at 3 PM.  Come join us!

Oklahoma Genealogical Society

I will be presenting, “Tying History to Your Research” for the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.  We will examine why it is important to know the local to world events that may have impacted your person(s) of interest during their life.  We will examine various events and situations that may have impacted your people and help you search.  The meeting is at 6 PM OK (Central) time!

GA Genealogical Society Quarterly Meeting

Join is in Gainesville, Georgia for this Quarterly Meeting at the Gainesville Library, 127 Main Street NW, Gainesville GA 30501 from 10 – 5.  I will be presenting on, “How Not to Do Genealogy.”  A fun look at common mistakes many researchers make.  The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to join us in-person only.

Georgia Genealogy Picnic at the Archives

Join the Georgia Genealogical Society’s Annual Picnic at the Archives next Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM, there is an option to watch from home.  For more information click HERE .  If joining in person, from 1-4 PM do some research!

I am giving the first presentation on Probing Probate Records for More Than just a Will, then the Archives Director, Kayla Barrett will be presenting on Genealogical Information in Georgia Court Records

From 11 -12 I will be joining a panel of genealogists in a round table to answer questions.

Hope to see you all there!

GA Archives Virtual Symposium

Georgia’s Judiciary and Courts Through the Years

I have the distinct honor to be the first presenter at this symposium.  My topic is, “Building Your Case at the Courthouse.”  An overview of what records are available at a typical county courthouse and how to use them.  For more information please click here

The Blue and Gray Museum (Fitzgerald, GA)

Mark your calendar for this event at The Blue and Gray Museum on Saturday, 23 October 2021. Specific time to be determined.

Tying History to Your Research: Do you know how to interpret your findings on an ancestor in light of history?  Are you looking at what was happing in the area, the country, and the world for the time period being researched?  How often do we hear that a family emigrated from Ireland in the 1830s due to the potato famine which did not start until 1845?  We need to examine history very closely so we can better understand our ancestors and how they lived their lives.  We will examine several situations you should be aware of that will aid you in telling their story.

They meet at the old train depot where they have a great museum and lots of research materials. To learn more, click HERE.

COL Folsom Chapter, NS Daughters of the American Revolution, Valdosta, GA

I have the privilege to speak to the Colonel Folsom Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Valdosta, Georgia. We will look at, “Tips and Tricks to improve your research Easier way to understand DNA .” So many people are either afraid of DNA testing or think they cannot use because it is too complicated. We will look at why it is actually quite easy to begin using and why you should not be afraid of them. We will also examine why the ethnicity estimates are the least trustworthy part of DNA.

For more information click HERE.