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Genealogical Research Experience

  • Certified GenealogistSM since 2005
  • Certified Genealogical Record SpecialistSM from 1994-2005
  • Professional genealogical research since 1991
  • Family genealogist and historian since 1978
  • Completed NGS Basic Home Study Course
  • Completed over twelve sessions at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., including
        Advanced Methodology
        Professional Genealogist
        Native American Research in the Southeast
        Writing and Publishing for Genealogists
        Understanding Land Records
        For Land's Sake! Advanced Analysis and Platting
        Government Documents
        Research in the South
  • Completed "Advanced New England Research" at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogical Research, 2012
  • Completed the National Institute of Genealogical Research (NIGR), Washington, DC
  • Gnerally attends one or more national genealogical conference each year: RootsTech, NGS, and/or FGS

Recent Trainer & Lecturer Experience

  • Certified Genealogical LecturerSM since 1998
  • Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Birmingham, Alabama, Adjunct faculty, since 2003
  • Course coordinator (Five Civilized Tribes: The Records and Where to Finda Them), 2013
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, 2009-2013
  • National Genealogical Society, 2009, 2010-2011
  • RIGS Alliance Workshop, 2001-2011
  • R.J. Taylor Jr. Foundation, Writers Workshop, 2006-2012
  • Numerous engagements at local genealogical and historical societies

Publishing and Editing Experience

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