Most lectures are 45 minutes in length which allows time for questions. Lectures can be modified based on your needs.
Clues in the Cemetery: Digging Deeper for Buried Treasure - NEW lecture!
Have you thought about digging deeper in the cemetery? Find the information about your ancestors that lies buried in the records. There is more to learn about the deceased if we look beyond the dates on the tombstone.
Death Records: Moving from When and Where to How and Why
Many people use death records to learn about the date and place of their ancestor's demise. There is much more information to be found about the person's life. This lecture explores different types of death records such as: death certificates, tombstones, and obituaries.
Dropsy, Quinsy, or Consumption: Just exactly what did my ancestor have?
Have you ever wondered what some of the medical terms found on old documents really mean? What is the modern term for those diseases? Was it treatable? Was it contagious? Was this an epidemic? This lectures discusses several commonly used terms for medical ailments.
Genealogy for Beginners
This lecture is geared to the beginning genealogist or a non-genealogical community group.
Lineage Societies: What are they? Why would I join one? How do I join?
Everything you ever wanted to know about lineage societies but were afraid to ask - the who, what, when, where and how of joining groups like the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and Mayflower Society are discussed.
Local Histories Add Clues and Color to your Genealogy
Local histories are often maligned as inaccurate sources. However, used correctly, these local histories can be very helpful, by providing clues for further research.
Moving Forward by Looking Back
We often feel that we are facing a brick wall, when in fact, we already have the information needed to burst through it. This lectures discusses techniques to revisit that information in order to move forward with our research.
Specialized Lineage Societies: More than the DAR, Dames and Mayflower - NEW lecture!
There are over 200 lineage societies that exist today - more than the commonly known societies. Perhaps you have an ancestor that was accused of witchcraft? A founder of a town? A colonial tradesman? British royalty? There is a society for all of these and many more.
Untying the Knot: Divorce Records
Divorce Records can offer details about the marriage as well as provide insight into our ancestor's personalities.