Speaking Calendar

For the time being, all events are virtual. For events hosted by a society: just join the society! It’s generally so inexpensive and you’ll be able to attend their programs while things are still being done virtually. Looking for a speaker? Check out my topics and contact me.


Watch my RootsTech Connect Presentations for free throughout 2021!

January 14: “Finding Your Way on Findmypast,” Avon Lake (OH) Public Library, 7pm ET; Register for free

January 15: “Comparing the Genealogy Giants,” Brentwood Public Library, 3:30 pm ET; Register for free

February 16: “Collateral Kin, Indirect Routes to Direct Ancestors,” Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 6:30 pm (BlueJeans webinar)

February 25-27: RootsTech Connect–FREE GLOBAL GENEALOGY EVENT!

March 5: “Comparing the Genealogy Giants,” 1:30 pm ET, Fox Run Genealogical Society, Novi, MI

March 12-14: “Keys to Sharing Family History with Kids,” Family Tree University Virtual Conference

March 19-20: North Carolina Genealogical Society Virtual Conference. 8 speakers, 2 days, 90-day access!

March 24: “Must-Use U.S. Record Collections on the Giant Genealogy Websites, 6:30pm ET, Ashtabula County Genealogical Society

March 25: Genealogy Quick Start Live Show

March 27: Family History Society of Arizona Annual Genealogy Seminar–more to come

April 10: Family History Virtual Jamboree (Centerville, Ohio)–more to come

April 14-17: Ohio Genealogical Society Conference–Registration is open–click to see the mouth-watering lineup of speakers and topics!

May 4: “Comparing Australian Content on the Giant Genealogy Websites” (part of the Down Under series), Family Tree Webinars, 10pm ET (US)

May 8: “Finding Your Ancestors in U.S. Church Records,” Tennessee Genealogical Society 1/2-day seminar, 11 am ET

May 22: “How Social Security Can Help Your Family History Research,” African American Genealogical Society of Cleveland. More details to come.

July 14: “Comparing Jewish Resources on the Giant Genealogy Websites,” co-taught with Ellen Kowitt, Family Tree Webinars, 8pm ET (US)

August 11: “Exploring Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories,” Department of Homeland Security webinar. CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

August 19: “Genealogy 101,” AARP of Ohio, live online presentation. Details to come.

September 11: “Must-Use Record Collections You May Not Be Using: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, Findmypast and MyHeritage,” NEOCAG, 9:30 am ET

September 11: “Intro to US Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church,” Montgomery County Chapter, OGS, 1:30 pm ET

September 28: “5 Ways to Facebook Your Family History,” Hudson Genealogical Study Group, 10 am, via Zoom

September 29: “Intro to US Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church, Chula Vista Genealogical Society, 3pm ET

October 7: “Directory Assistance: Finding Your Family History in City Directories,” Avon Lake (OH) Public Library, 7pm ET

October 13: “Adding Your Own Stories to Your Family History,” Albuquerque Genealogical Society webinar, 12:30pm ET

October 20: “Comparing the Genealogy Giants 2021: Ancestry, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage,” Family Tree Webinars, 2pm ET (US)

October 27: “Help! There’s No Class on Researching My Ancestral Homeland!” Ashtabula County Genealogical Society, time TBD

November 16: “Intro to US Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church,” Family Tree University Webinar, 7pm ET. More details to come.

December 4: “Intro to US Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church,” Houston Genealogical Forum, 11am ET


January 11: “Month-by-Month Plans for Your Genealogy LIfe,” Family Tree Magazine webinar. More details to come.

January 29: “Turning US Census Entries into Stories,” Whittier Area Genealogical Society Annual Seminar

March 3-5: RootsTech Connect 2022. Details to come!

April 9: U.S. Church Records, 1/2 day seminar, San Diego Genealogical Society. More details to come.

April 27-April 30: Ohio Genealogical Society annual conference

May 5: “Intro to US Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church,” Morris Area Genealogy Society (New Jersey), 7pm. More details to come.

May 21: “Lies, Errors and Bias, Oh My!” Castle Rock Genealogical Society

July 14-16: Midwestern Roots, Indianapolis, IN

September 9: Ohio Genealogical Society Fall Seminar

October 8: Western New York Genealogical Society, More details to come