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Linda Woodward Geiger

Certified Genealogical Records SpecialistSM
Certified Genealogical LecturerSM

Her twenty-two years experience teaching in secondary schools provided Linda with an excellent background as a presenter. With more than 23 years experience as a family historian, she left teaching in 1990 to devote her time pursing those elusive ancestors–her own and those of others.

Drawing from her extensive research experience as a professional genealogist, Linda Woodward Geiger has developed a variety of lectures that are designed to meet the needs and diversity of her audiences. Where appropriate, case studies are woven into her lectures to provide the audience with concrete examples. Since 1992, she has presented lectures and seminars for local and national genealogical meetings and conferences and has conducted beginning genealogy classes for adults and young people.

Although she specializes in Georgia’s state and county records prior to 1900 and a variety of federal records, particularly of the southeast region of the United States, Mrs. Geiger has extensive experience in many other geographic regions of the States. Her personal research involves New England records, and, as editor and publisher of Woodwards WeSearch she has the opportunity to explore a variety of other geographic regions and a diverse collection of genealogical and historical records. She also has had many educational experiences, including the Institute on Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; the National Institute on Genealogical Research in Washington, D.C.; completion of the National Genealogical Society Home Study Course; national genealogical conferences; and meetings of the Atlanta Chapter of the Civil War Round Table. She is a trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and holds positions on several boards of genealogical and historical societies. Additionally she has designed and maintains web sites for a variety of genealogical and historical societies.

Linda Woodward Geiger, CGRSSM, CGLSM, with J. Mark Lowe, CGSM, and Pamela B. Porter, CGRSSM, CGLSM, is a principle of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance). RIGS Alliance conducts interactive learning sessions and hands-on-research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. The first workshop will be held 20-25 October 2002 with cooperation of the National Archives-Southeast Region. Their will be two workshops in 2003. The class size is of each workshop is limited. Details are posted on the RIGS Alliance web site at

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