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PO Box 5641 

Mesa, AZ 85211-5641 

 

 

 

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Foreword 

 

The Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. (AzGAB) is a 
statewide non-profit organization. 

 

Our mission is to promote genealogy and history by addressing the educational 
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public through cooperation with, and support of, member societies and 
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 Linda Caldwell McCleary 

 AzGAB Speakers Bureau Directory Chair 


Contents 

 

 

Foreword 

 

Abbreviations ....................................................................................................................... i 

 

Arizona Genealogical Societies Monthly Meetings List .................................................... ii 

 

Subject Index for Arizona & National Speakers .................................................................1 

 

Lecture Titles Index of Arizona Speakers .......................................................................5 

 

Directory of Arizona Speakers.............................................................................................9 

 

Lecture Titles Index by National Speakers ...................................................................28 

 

Directory of National Speakers ..........................................................................................32 

 

 



Abbreviations Used in this Directory and in Other Sources 

 

APG Association of Professional 
Genealogists 

APGQ Association of Professional 
Genealogists Quarterly 

ASU Arizona State University 

AzCPG Arizona Council of Professional 
Genealogists 

AzGAB Arizona Genealogical Advisory 
Board 

BA Bachelor of Arts 

BCG Board of Certified Genealogists 

BEA Broadcast Education Association 

BS Bachelor of Science 

BYU Brigham Young University 

(c) Cell phone 

CG Certified Genealogist 

CGL Certified Genealogical Lecturer 

CGSI Czechoslovak Genealogy Society 
International 

DAR Daughters of the American 
Revolution 

DNA DeoxyriboNucleic Acid 

FASG Fellow, American Society of 
Genealogists 

FGS Federation of Genealogical 
Societies 

FHSA Family History Society of AZ 

FMGS Fellow, Minnesota Gen. Society 

FNGS Fellow, National Gen. Society 

FUGA Fellow, Utah Genealogical Assn. 

GSG Genealogical Speakers Guild 

 Genealogical Soc. of Yuma, AZ 

(h) Home phone number 

IGHR Institute of Genealogy and 
Historic Research 

IGI International Genealogical Index 

IGS Indiana Genealogical Society 

ISFHWE International Society of Family 
History Writers & Editors 

LDS Latter Day Saints 

MA Masters of Arts 

MAC Macintosh computer 

MS Masters of Science 

MLS Masters of Library Science 

MTGS Middle Tennessee Genealogical 
Society 

NAGS Northern Arizona Genealogical 
Society 

NARA National Archives & Records 
Administration 

NEHGS New England Historic and 
Genealogical Society 

NERGC New England Regional 
Genealogical Conference 

NGS National Genealogical Society 

NGSQ National Genealogical Society 
Quarterly 

OGS Ohio Genealogical Society 

OGSF Ohio Genealogical Society Fellow 

PalAm Palatines to America 

PC Personal computer 

PhD Doctor of Philosophy 

PO Post Office 

RIGS Regional In-depth Genealogical 
Studies Alliance 

SAR Sons of the American Revolution 

SLIG Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 

UGA Utah Genealogical Association 

 (w) Work phone 

WVGS West Valley Genealogical Society 

 

 

 

 

Standard State abbreviations apply 

 

 

 

 

2014 AzGAB Officers 

President Wilola Follett, Mesa 

Vice President Larry Lee, Scottsdale 

Secretary Connie Sheets, Phoenix 

Treasurer Avis Calkins, Casa Grande 

Historian Helen Seaton, Tempe 

Past President Betty Cook, Tucson 




ARIZONA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES -- MONTHLY MEETINGS 

(All times and locations are subject to change. Societies are open to the public) 

 

BOUSE: Bouse Genealogical Society – 9:30am, every other Friday (September - April) at Bouse Community 
Building, 44031 Plomosa Rd. Bring sack lunch. Publication: Bouse Genies Newsletter. Write to: Society, PO Box 
624, Bouse, AZ 85325-0624, E-mail: bousegenies@gmail.com. Website: 
http://bousegenies.weebly.com/index.html 

CASA GRANDE: Pinal County Genealogists – Holds annual workshop last Saturday of January at the LDS 
Church, 1555 N. Colorado, Casa Grande. Write to: Pinal County Genealogists, 2118 N. Moappa Ave., Casa 
Grande, AZ 85122. Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azpcg/. 

GREEN VALLEY: Green Valley Genealogical Society - 1:00pm, 3rd Thursday (October - April) at Valley 
Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, Publication: Past Tracks. Write to: Society, PO Box 
1009, Green Valley, AZ 85622-1009. Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/. 

KINGMAN: Mohave County Genealogical Society - 1pm, 2nd Wednesday, at Mohave County Museum 
Library, 400 West Beale Street. Write to: Society, 400 West Beale Street, Kingman, AZ 86401. E-mail: 
library@mohavemuseum.org. 

LAKE HAVASU CITY: Lake Havasu Genealogical Society, Inc. – 9am, 3rd Wednesday (October - May) at 
the Genealogical Society Family Research Library, 2126 N. McCulloch Blvd., Unit 17, Lake Havasu City, 
928.854.5447. Write to: Society, PO Box 953, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405-0953. Website: lhgs.weebly.com/. 

PAYSON: Northern Gila County Genealogical Society and Library - 1:30pm, 1st Thursday, at 302 E. Bonita. 
Publication: Roots and Branches. Write to: Society & Library, 302 E. Bonita, Payson, AZ 85541-5012. Phone: 
928.474.2139. E-mail: ngcgs@suddenlinkmail.com. Website: www.rootsweb.com/~azngcgs/index.html. 

PHOENIX AREA: Black Family Genealogy & History Society, 11:00am, 2nd Sat., at Harmon Branch, 
Phoenix Public Library, 1325 S. 5th Ave, Phoenix. Guests are always welcome. Publication: Freedom’s Journal. 
Write to: Society, PO Box 8816, Phoenix, AZ 85066-8816, Website: http://www.bfghs.com. 

*Family History Society of Arizona - 7 chapters: Daytimers, 1pm, 3rd Wed. at Granite Reef Senior 
Center, Room 8, 1700 North Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale; East Valley, 6pm, 3rd Wed., Palmas del Sol 
Mobile Home Park, 6209 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa; Fountain Hills, 9am with main speaker at 10am, 2nd 
Mon. (except June - August) Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills; 
Glendale, 6pm, last Mon., at Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown; Paradise Valley, 6:30pm, 3rd 
Tues., at 17402 N. 40th St., Room A44, Phoenix.; Scottsdale, 6:30pm, 4th Tues., at Paiute Neighborhood 
Center, Building 2, Room 3, 6535 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale; Tempe, 6:45pm with speaker at 7pm, 2nd 
Mon., at Pyle Adult Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. Publication online: FHSA Newsletter. Write to: 
Society, PO Box 63094, Phoenix, AZ 85082-3094. Website: www.fhsa.org/. Facebook Page: 
www.facebook.com/fhsaz. 

 Phoenix Genealogical Society - 1:00pm, 1st Tuesday (except holidays) at West Phoenix Family History 
Center, 3102 N. 18th Ave (and Earll Drive), Phoenix. Publication: PGS Newsletter. Write to: Society, PO Box 
38703, Phoenix, AZ 85069-8703; phone: 602.687.7030. Website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azpgs/. 

 *West Valley Genealogical Society – Membership meetings begin 1:30pm, 2nd Monday (September - 
May), First Presbyterian Church, Swain Hall, 12225 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Genealogy Library located at 
12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, AZ; phone: 623.933.4945; Publications: Desert Tracker journal and Tidbits 
newsletter. Write to: Society, 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, AZ 85363-1225. Website: www.azwvgs.org. 

PRESCOTT: *Northern Arizona Genealogical Society - 2pm, 4th Saturday, at LDS Church, 1001 Ruth St., 
Prescott, unless otherwise noted on the NAGS website. Social time from 1:30 – 2:00pm. Electronic Publication: 
The Bulletin. Genealogy Library located at Prescott Valley Public Library, 7401 E. Civic Circle, 2nd floor, Prescott 
Valley. Write to: Society, PO Box 695, Prescott, AZ 86302-0695. Website: http://nags.weebly.com/. 

SIERRA VISTA: Sierra Vista Genealogy Club – 1pm, 1st Wednesday (October – May), Ethel Berger Center, 
2950 E. Tacoma St., Sierra Vista. Contact: Karol Childs, mtmolehill@q.com, Website: 
http://sierravistagenie.wordpress.com/. 

STATEWIDE: Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists - We have an ongoing genealogy discussion 
group for members on Yahoo!, and a face-to-face meeting at least once a year. Dues are $5 a year. Visit our 
website: http://azcpg.weebly.com/. E-mail Janna Larson to join: Janna@GenealogyOne-on-One.com. 


 *Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board – 2pm, 2nd Saturday every other month beginning in January at 
Harmon Branch of the Phoenix Public Library, 1325 S. 5th Ave., Phoenix. Publication: AzGAB Newsletter. Write 
to: Society, PO Box 5641, Mesa, AZ 85211-5641. Website: www.azgab.org. 

TUCSON: *Pima County Genealogy Society -1pm, 3rd Saturday (except July & December) at University of 
Arizona Medical Center, Room 2117, 1501 N. Campbell. Email: pimacountygenealogysociety@gmail.com. Follow 
us via our blog at: http://pimacountygenealogysociety.blogspot.com/ or Facebook.com. 

 Tucson British Isles Research Group, 11:30am, 2nd Friday, at Denny's Restaurant, 3644 East Speedway, 
Tucson. E-mail: sbarry36@cox.net. 

YUMA: *Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona - 10am, last Saturday (except July - August) at the Yuma 
County Library District Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, Yuma. Write to: Society, PO Box 2905, Yuma, AZ 
85366-2905. Phone: 928.446.2892, e-mail: bgottsponer@gmail.com, Web site: www.gsya.org. 

 

* Denotes Member of AzGAB 

Compiled March 2014 by AzGAB, PO Box 5641, Mesa, AZ 85211. Permission is hereby granted to genealogy instructors, 
libraries and non-profit societies to reproduce for the benefit of their patrons or members. Please give proper credit. 

 

 

 

AzGAB 

Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board 

PO Box 5641 

Mesa, AZ 85211-5641 

 


 


 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board 

 

AzGAB is a statewide non-profit organization 

 

Our mission is to promote genealogy and history by addressing the educational needs 
and interests of the Arizona genealogical community and the general public through 
cooperation with, and support of, member societies and individuals. 

 

 

Our goal is to: 

 

* improve communications among genealogical societies, libraries with genealogical collections, 

professionals, and the general public. 

 * express its concern regarding records preservation and public access to records. 

 * promote such special projects as the organization approves. 

 

Membership is open to all genealogical societies, groups, libraries, professionals or individuals sharing 
these goals without taking autonomy from any organization or individual or acting in any supervisory 
capacity. 

 

 

Toll Free Number for Information: 

1.800.255.5841 (Arizona State Library - Ask for Betsy Howard) 

Wilola Follett, President -- e-mail: wilola@cox.net 

Betsy Howard, Newsletter Editor -- e-mail: gukhow@netscape.net 

 


 

 

Visit our web page: www.azgab.org/ 

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArizonaGenealogicalAdvisoryBoard 


18th Century Research ............................................................................................................ / Jones 

 

Abstracts ................................................................................................................................ Brown 

Academic Archives ........................................................................................................... / Prescott 

Agriculture Census.................................................................................................................... Allen 

American Indian Research ..................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Archives ............................................................................................................................ / Prescott 

Arizona ................................................................................. Branning, Brayer, Du Shane, Sturgeon 

Arizona Archives ................................................................................................................ Sturgeon 

 

Beginning Genealogy........................................................................ Allen, Bailey, Brayer, Brown, 

 Cook, Gottsponer, Roen 

Biographies .......................................................................................................................... Godfrey 

Brick Walls ............................................................................Atkins, Brown, White / Pierre-Louis 

Bureau of Land Management............................................................................................. Goodrum 

 

Canadian Research .............................................................................................................. / Hodges 

Case Study ............................................................................................ Brown / Fitzpatrick, Lowe 

Cemeteries................................................................................ Branning, Brown, Cook, Du Shane, 

 Gottsponer, Wilbanks / Hodges, Pierre-Louis 

Census ..................................................................... Allen, Brayer, Brown, Cook, Gertz, Goodrum, 

 Gottsponer / Hodges, Lowe, Phillips, Stuart-Warren 

Church Records ........................................................................................................ White / Hodges 

Citations .................................................................................................................... Brown / Gagel 

Civil War ................................................................................................. Gertz, Wilbanks / Hodges 

Collateral Lines ......................................................................................................................... Allen 

Computers ......................................................................Allen, Bailey, Brown, Gertz, Gottsponer / 

 Fitzpatrick, Hodges, Prescott 

Constitution ........................................................................................................................ Wilbanks 

County Historical Societies....................................................................................................... Allen 

County Histories ....................................................................................................................... Allen 

Court Records ........................................................................................... Brown, Sturgeon / Gagel 

Courthouse Research .............................................................................................................. Brown 

Cultural History ........................................................................................................................ Roen 

 

DAR Records ......................................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Databases ............................................................................................................................/ Phillips 

Death Records ........................................................................................................ White, Wilbanks 

Deeds.......................................................................................................................... / Pierre-Louis 

Disaster Planning ............................................................................................................. Gottsponer 

DNA .........................................................................................Brown, Cook, Moneta / Fitzpatrick 

Documentation ........................................................................................................ Allen, Goodrum 

 


Ellis Island ............................................................................................................................... Gertz 

Evaluating Evidence .................................................................................................. Brayer, Brown 

 

Facebook ................................................................................................................................ Atkins 

Family History & Traditions ........................................................................................ Allen / Jones 

Family Reunions ....................................................................................................................... Allen 

Family Tree Maker Software .................................................................................................. Bailey 

FamilySearch ....................................................................................................................../ Phillips 

Federal Land Records ........................................................................................Goodrum / Colletta 

Forensic Genealogy ..................................................................................................... / Fitzpatrick 

Fund Raising .................................................................................................................... Gottsponer 

 

Genealogical Libraries ............................................................................................................ Brown 

Genealogical Research .................................................. Gottsponer, Wilbanks / Fitzpatrick, Jones 

Google Searches................................................................................................................../ Phillips 

Great Genealogists ................................................................................................................. / Jones 

Great Lakes ...………………………………………………………………….….White / Hodges 

 

Harvey Girls ........................................................................................................................ / Hodges 

Hawaii ..................................................................................................................................... Steele 

Historical Societies ...................................................................................................... Allen, Brown 

Hollywood ............................................................................................................................. / Jones 

Holocaust ..................................................................................................................... / Fitzpatrick 

Home Sources ...................................................................................................... Gottsponer, Steele 

House Histories .......................................................................................................... / Pierre-Louis 

 

Illinois ..................................................................................................................................... White 

Immigrants / Immigration ........................................................... Brayer, Gertz, Gottsponer, Steele/ 

 Colletta, Jones. Hodges 

Indiana..................................................................................................................................... White 

Internet ...................................................................................................... Allen / Hodges, Prescott 

iPad Use in Genealogy .............................................................................................................. Gertz 

Irish Research........................................................................................................... Patricki / Gagel 

 

Journals ...................................................................................................................... Godfrey, Roen 

 

Kansas ..................................................................................................................................... White 

 

Land Records ................................................................ Brayer, Brown, Goodrum / Hodges, Lowe 

Law ....................................................................................................................................... / Lowe 

Letters ................................................................................................................................. Godfrey 

Lesser-Known Resources................................................................................................... Wilbanks 

Libraries ..................................................................... Brown, Gottsponer, White / Stuart-Warren 


Manuscripts ............................................................................. Godfrey / Prescott, Stuart-Warren 

Maps ......................................................................................................................... White / Hodges 

Mayflower Families ................................................................................................................ Brayer 

Methodology ............................................................................... / Colletta, Lowe, Stuart-Warren 

Michigan ............................................................................................................................. / Hodges 

Midwestern Census Research ................................................................................ / Stuart-Warren 

Midwestern Research ................................................................................. White / Stuart-Warren 

Migration.................................................................................................... Bailey / Gagel, Hodges 

Military ........................................................................... Bailey, Brayer, Brown, Gertz, Wilbanks / 

 Gagel, Hodges, Stuart-Warren 

Minnesota Research ............................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

 

Names ................................................................................................................................ / Hodges 

Naval Records .......................................................................................................................... White 

Networking ........................................................................................................................ Wilbanks 

New Activities in Genealogy ................................................................................................. / Jones 

New England .............................................................................................................. / Pierre-Louis 

New York State Research ...................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Newspapers .......................................................................... Gottsponer / Hodges, Stuart-Warren 

NUCMC ................................................................................................................. / Stuart-Warren 

 

Ohio......................................................................................................................... / Gagel, Hodges 

Old Northwest Territory .......................................................................................................... White 

Old Settlers’ Organizations .................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Online Research ............................................................................................................... / Prescott 

Ontario, Canada Research ................................................................................................... / Hodges 

Oral History ......................................................................................................................... Godfrey 

Organization ..................................................................................... Allen, Brown, Roen, Wilbanks 

Orphan Trains ..................................................................................................................... / Hodges 

 

Palatines ................................................................................................................................ / Jones 

Periodicals .............................................................................................................. / Stuart-Warren 

Photographs............................................................................................. Cook / Fitzpatrick, Gagel 

Pinterest.................................................................................................................................. Atkins 

Pioneers ............................................................................................................................... Sturgeon 

Poor Farm............................................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Preservation......................................................................................................................... Godfrey 

Probate Records ................................................................................ Brayer, White / Pierre-Louis 

Problem Solving............................................................................................... Allen, Brown, White 

Public Library ......................................................................................... Brown, Gottsponer, White 

Publishing ................................................................................................... Brown, Roen / Prescott 

 

Quaker (Society of Friends) .......................................................................................Brayer / Gagel 

 


Railroad Records .................................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Religion .................................................................................................................................. Brayer 

Research Plans ........................................................................................ / Hodges, Stuart-Warren 

Research Techniques ........................................................................ Allen, Atkins, Brayer, Brown, 

 Goodrum, Gottsponer / Hodges, Jones 

Research Trips ........................................................................................ Wilbanks / Hodges, Lowe 

 

Scanners ................................................................................................................................... Gertz 

School Records ...................................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Slavery .................................................................................................................................. / Lowe 

Social Geography ................................................................................................................ Sturgeon 

Social History........................................................................................................................ / Gagel 

Social Media ........................................................................................................................... Atkins 

Society of Friends (Quakers) .................................................................................................. Brayer 

Sources .............................................................................................Allen, Brown / Colletta, Jones 

Southern Research ................................................................................................................. / Lowe 

Spain ....................................................................................................................................... Steele 

Special Collections................................................................................................. / Stuart-Warren 

 

Technology ....................................................................................................................... / Prescott 

Timelines.......................................................................................................................... / Prescott 

Titanic (Ship) ............................................................................................................... / Fitzpatrick 

Township Records .............................................................................................................. / Hodges 

Traditions ............................................................................................................................... / Jones 

Transcriptions ......................................................................................................................... Brown 

Twitter .................................................................................................................................... Atkins 

 

Urban Research ....................................................................................................................... White 

U.S. National Archives .......................................................................................... /Stuart-Warren 

Virginia .............................................................................................................. Wilbanks / Hodges 

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Death) ................................................................... Cook / Hodges 

 

War of 1812 ............................................................................................................................ Bailey 

Websites ............................................................................................................................ / Prescott 

West, The ............................................................................................................................ / Hodges 

Whiskey ................................................................................................................................ / Lowe 

Women .................................................. Brown, Gertz, Sturgeon, White / Gagel, Hodges, Phillips 

WPA ....................................................................................................................... / Stuart-Warren 

Writing ..................................... Cook, Roen / Colletta, Gagel, Hodges, Phillips, Stuart-Warren 


 

21 Steps To Prove An Ancestor Allen 

1940 Census Gertz 

 

Agricultural Censuses 1850-1860-1870-1880 Allen 

Always Learning: Networking, Education & Societies Wilbanks 

Arizona Cemeteries Branning 

Arizona Haunted and Historic Places Branning 

 

Beginning Genealogy Bailey, Brown, Cook, Gottsponer 

Biology & Anthology: An Elementary Approach Godfrey 

Boy Have Census Records Changed! Gottsponer 

“Brick Walls” White 

Building Genealogy Detective Skills Atkins 

 

Case Study & Proof Argument Brown 

Cemeteries I Have Walked: What You Can Discover Gottsponer 

Cemetery Research Cook 

Cemetery Art Cook 

Census Workshop Cook 

Chicago (Urban Research) White 

Church Records White 

Citing Sources Correctly Brown 

Civil War Genealogy Wilbanks 

Civil War History: Facts and Stats for Genealogists Wilbanks 

Civil War (Records That Were Kept) Gertz 

Cluster Research Using the FAN Principle (Family/Friends, 

 Associates, Neighbors) Goodrum 

Computer Backups Are Essential to a Genealogist Gertz 

Computer Labs Bailey 

Computers & Genealogy Brown 

Connecting to Records: Family History Research in the State Archives Sturgeon 

Constitution of the USA: A Historical Overview Wilbanks 

County Historical Societies Allen 

Creating a Genealogy To-Go Bag Brown 

Creating Genealogy Slide Shows On Your Computer Gertz 

 

Death Records White 

Dining With the Dead: A Unique Fund Raiser Gottsponer 

DNA Cook 

DNA & Genealogy Brown 

DNA Testing and Its Use in Genealogy Moneta 

Documentary Preservation Godfrey 

Documents & Sources Allen 

 


Ellis Island History and Experiences Gertz 

Elusive Ladies, The Brown 

Evaluating Genealogical Evidence Brayer 

Exercises in Document Analysis Workshop Goodrum 

 

Facebook for Genealogy Atkins 

Family Reunions & Family History Go Together Allen 

Family Tree Maker Bailey 

Family Tree Maker Software Gertz 

Federal Land Platting Workshop Goodrum 

Federal Land Records: Digging for Ancestors at the BLM Website Goodrum 

Finding Pioneer Ancestors in the State Archives Sturgeon 

Finding Women in Public Records Sturgeon 

Following Families Through Censuses & Other Sources Allen 

Forgotten War – The War of 1812 Bailey 

 

Genealogy Gems in Military Records Brown 

Genealogy On Your iPad Gertz 

Genealogy Software Comparison Gertz 

Getting Media Onto Your Computer (Pictures/videos/audio files) Gertz 

Getting Organized: Your First Priority Wilbanks 

Getting Started Brayer 

Getting Started with Family History Research (for beginners) Roen 

Getting Started with Family History Writing: Tips for Beginners Roen 

Goals and Principles of the Arizona Pioneer and Cemetery Project Du Shane 

Grandma's Attic: Home Sources and More Gottsponer 

Great Lakes Sailors White 

 

Haunted Places at the Grand Canyon Branning 

How to Attack a Library White 

How to Make Your Own Headstones Du Shane 

 

I Do! I Don’t! I Died!: Using Court Records for Family History Research Sturgeon 

Identifying and Finding Unmarked Graves, as Well as Pioneer Cemeteries Du Shane 

Identifying Old Photographs Cook 

Illinois White 

Immigrants and Their Stories Brayer 

Immigrant’s Ocean Voyage to the New Land Gertz 

In the Beginning: Just Getting Started Gottsponer 

Indiana White 

Internet Message Boards & Queries Allen 

Irish Genealogy Research Patricki 

Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift? Brayer 

 

Kansas White 


 

Legacy Software Gertz 

Lesser-Known Genealogical Resources: Great New Potential Wilbanks 

Letters, Journals & Diaries Godfrey 

Life and Times of Jack Swilling (Arizona Historic Pioneer) Du Shane 

 

Maiden Names White 

Making Sense of the Census Brayer 

Making Your Own Family History: Keeping a Daily Journal (partially hands-on) Roen 

Managing Files And Folders On Your Computer Gertz 

Maps White 

March of the Virginians Wilbanks 

Mayflower; An Interesting Mix of Passengers Brayer 

 

Old Northwest Territory White 

Oral History: A Method and Approach Godfrey 

Organization Allen 

Organizing Your Family History Writing Roen 

Overcoming Dead Ends Brown 

 

Pinterest and Twitter for Genealogy Atkins 

Pleasant Valley War Brayer 

Portable Scanners - A Genealogist’s Time-Saving Dream Come True Gertz 

Preponderance of Evidence Brown 

Printed County Histories Allen 

Probate – What a Treasure Brayer 

Probate Records White 

Publishing Your Family History Roen 

 

Reasonably Exhaustive Research: How Exhausting Is It? Workshop Goodrum 

Recording Family Secrets Brown 

Religious Society of Friends; Their History and Records Brayer 

Research Plans: Your Roadmap to Success Goodrum 

Researching at the Family History Library Brown 

Researching in Genealogical & Historical Society Libraries Brown 

Researching in Libraries, Courthouses & Cemeteries Brown 

Researching the Passed: Death Records & Cemeteries Wilbanks 

Roots Magic Software Gertz 

 

Searching for Land Records Goodrum 

Sharing & Publishing Your Genealogy Brown 

Skeletons in the Closet Sturgeon 

Social Geography: Your Family’s Place in the Community Sturgeon 

Some Unusual Sources Gottsponer 

Sources vs Evidence Brown 


Spain to Hawaii Immigration: Immigration Ship Manifests from 

 1907-1913 Sailing from Gibraltar to Hawaii: the Sugar 

 Plantations, Work, Home Life and History Steele 

 

They Came From Where? Beginning Your Immigration Search Gottsponer 

Things I Wish I Knew at the Beginning Allen 

This Doesn't Look Right: Finding Errors Gottsponer 

Tips for Successful Research Brayer 

Transcriptions & Abstractions Brown 

Transportation Act of 1718 Gertz 

Treasures in the Public Library Gottsponer 

 

Understanding Land Records Brown 

Understanding Research Facilities: Finding What You Need, 

 Where You Are At Wilbanks 

U.S. Federal Census: 1790-1850 Census Techniques Brown 

U.S. Migration – How & Why Did They Move? Bailey 

United States Military Records: A General Overview Wilbanks 

Unraveling Brick Wall Mysteries Atkins 

Using Court Records Brown 

Using Cultural History to Enrich Family History Writing Roen 

Using Federal Census Records 1850-Present Workshop Goodrum 

Using Land Records Brayer 

Using Social Media for Genealogy Atkins 

Using University Libraries White 

 

Vital Records Alternative Cook 

 

Water, Water, Everywhere: Recovering From a Disaster Gottsponer 

What About the Local Newspapers? Gottsponer 

What Does That Document REALLY Say? Brayer 

Why Search Collateral Lines? Allen 

Windows 8.1 Gertz 

Women in the Civil War Gertz 

Women’s Suffrage Gertz 

World of Computers Gottsponer 

Writing About Family Members, Places, and Events (hands-on workshop) Roen 

Writing Family History for Special Occasions (partially hands-on) Roen 

Writing Your Family History (Workshop) Cook 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Marsha Allen 

Mailing Address: 660 West McLellan Road 

City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85201 

Phone: Home: 480.966.2087 Cell: 480.278.3625 

 

E-mail address: allenfam66@yahoo.com 

 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Teacher of Genealogical Classes and Family History Consultant for 25 years; Family Historian. 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: FHSA since 2000; Clarion County Historical Society, Clarion, 
PA; Jefferson County Historical Society, Brookville, PA 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 44 years 

 

Publications: Beginners Guide for the Tempe AZ Family History Center, 2005; Gruber-Gruver Families of 
Armstrong, Butler, Clarion & Jefferson Counties in Western Pennsylvania (published 2013, 466 pages, 700+ 
photos & illustrations, 3300 individuals) 

 

Topics of Speeches: Why Search Collateral Lines - shows how extended relatives helped solve 3 big questions; 
21 Steps To Prove An Ancestor - solves question about Jacob CAMPBELL & Civil War; Following Families 
Through Censuses & Other Sources - Bell and Fuller families; Agricultural Censuses 1850-1860-1870-1880 - 
Learn more about our families while exploring their farms; Documents & Sources - viewing & discussing the 
variety of sources available; Organization - using binders with a number system; how to organize computer files 
and photographs; County Historical Societies - so many ways that they help us and we help them; Printed County 
Histories - What? Where? Who? Why? When? How?; Internet Message Boards & Queries - so valuable! What? 
Where? Who? Why? When? How?; Things I Wish I Knew at the Beginning - basic research principles, rules, 
forms, organization; Family Reunions & Family History Go Together - show various ways to incorporate family 
history 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Mesa FamilySearch Library - June 2014 Wednesday Lectures; Scottsdale FHSA – Apr. 2014, Sept. 2012, Mar. 
2009; Sunland Springs Village – Feb. 2014, Jan. 2013; Valle del Oro Retirement – Feb. 2014; View Point RV & 
Golf Resort – Feb. 2014; Fountain Hills FHSA – Oct. 2013, Apr. 2012, Nov. 2010; Phoenix Genealogical Society 
– Oct. 2013, Oct. 2012, May 2010, Feb. 2009; Paradise Valley FHSA – Aug. 2013, Mar. 2012; Sun City West / 
Palm Ridge – Mar. 2013, Jan. 2011; Perry Branch Library Queen Creek – Jan. 2013, Dec. 2012, May 2012; 
Glendale FHSA – Nov. 2012, Feb. 2009; Sun City Festival Genealogy Club – Nov. 2012; Tempe FHSA – Nov. 
2012, Aug. 2012, June 2012, Nov. 2010, June 2010, May 2010, etc.; East Valley FHSA – Oct. 2012, Dec. 2010, 
Apr. 2010; Daytime FHSA – Aug. 2012; Sun Lakes Genealogy Club – Feb. 2011; West Valley Genealogical 
Society – Nov. 2010, Sept. 2010 

 

Fees: Speaking: $35 or $40 depending on distance and price of gas 

 Travel: Negotiable if out of Maricopa County 

 Handouts: I email you the masters and you make desired copies 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 .- Local .-Arizona Other 

 

 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I provide a PowerPoint Presentation for all topics and bring my own projector and laptop. 

You need to have a table and access to electrical outlet. You can tell that I enjoy doing this. 




Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Sharon Atkins 

Mailing Address: 7148 East Grass Land Court 

City, State, Zip: Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 

Phone: 928.277.4429 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: ssatkins@its-all-relatives.com 

Website: www.its-all-relatives.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

I have been an avid genealogist since 1980. Currently, I am a teacher of "how to" genealogy classes, 
coach to other family history researchers via genealogy workshops, and genealogy researcher for 
clients. I am a member of APG, NAGS and AzCPG. Specialties: "Uncovering Your Personal 
Connection to History" and sharing the excitement of solving the mystery of "who are your ancestors 
and what did they do with their life?" 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: APG, NAGS and AzCPG 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 33 years 

 

Publications: I am author of three Legacy QuickGuides, "Unraveling Brick Wall Mysteries", 
"Cemetery Research," and "Understanding U.S. Vital Records" 

 

Topics of Speeches: Building Genealogy Detective Skills; Unraveling Brick Wall Mysteries; Using 
Social Media for Genealogy; Pinterest and Twitter for Genealogy; Facebook for Genealogy 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Unraveling Brick Wall Mysteries - APG Virtual Chapter, Feb. 2014 (online) 

 P.E.O. Founders and Their Personal Connections to History - (Prescott Valley, AZ) P.E.O Founder’s 
Day, Jan. 2014 – Keynote presentation 

Pinterest and Twitter for Genealogy - NAGS Fall Workshop, Oct. 2013 (Prescott, AZ) 

Building Genealogy Detective Skills - NAGS Fall Workshop, Oct. 2013 (Prescott, AZ) 

Resources for Researching Revolutionary Soldiers – Sons of the American Revolution, June 2013, 
(Prescott, AZ) 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: Standard hourly fee applies. Total fee to include reasonable travel time (unless within 20 
miles of Prescott Valley). Contact for rates. 

Travel: Standard IRS mileage rate. If overnight required, then lodging + meals. (Understand 
budgets, so no need for anything “special”) 

Handouts: At cost – willing to email handouts ahead if group would like to find their own printer. 
Or, just provide electronically after the event to attendees (which is what I normally do) 

Travel: Place a .to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Will require the use of projection equipment and screen. Can bring own computer if needed – or just 
the presentation for use on another computer. Internet connection is important – especially for the 
presentations focusing on the use of any of the social media. 



 


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Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Byron Bailey 

Mailing Address: 4028 South White Drive 

City, State, Zip: Chandler, AZ 85249 

Phone: 248.425.2947 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: baileygenr8@gmail.com 

Website: www.bvpplus.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Private Client Research, 

Past Society Officer, Delegate to the Michigan Genealogical Council 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

West Valley Genealogical Society, 

Farmington (MI) Genealogical Society (Past President & Treasurer, delegate to the Michigan 
Genealogical Council) 

Fentress County (TN) Historical Society. 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 10 years 

 

Publications: The Donakowski Family History Book – The Frank and Agnes Donakowski Family, 
2011, Printed by Closson Press, Apollo PA, 484 pages 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

The Forgotten War – The War of 1812, U.S. Migration – How and Why Did They Move, Beginning 
Genealogy, Family Tree Maker, Computer Labs 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Sun Lakes, AZ Genbuds, Sun Lakes, AZ, Feb. 2014 and Nov. 2013 

West Valley Genealogical Society, Youngtown, AZ, Oct. & Nov. 2013 

Trilogy Genealogical Society Club, Oct. 2013 

Tumbleweed Recreation Center, Chandler, AZ, Sept. 2013 

Family History Society of Arizona – Paradise Valley Chapter, Sept. 2013 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: Negotiable 

Travel: Mileage 

Handouts: Will provide handouts on my website and/or hard copies to be printed by society. 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Two presentations available on DVD: The Forgotten War – The War of 1812 and U.S. Migration – How 
and Why Did They Move? See Website www.bvpplus.com to order. Laptop projector required. 



 

 


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Speaker Information Sheet 

 

 

Name: Debe Branning 

Mailing Address: 1263 North Gaylord Circle 

City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85213 

Phone: 480.969.4049 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: nazanaza@aol.com 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Historian 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Pioneers’ Cemetery Association 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 10-15 years 

 

Publications: 

Author of Sleeping With Ghosts, Graveyard Shift, and Grand Canyon Ghost Stories 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Arizona Haunted and Historic Places; Arizona Cemeteries; Haunted Places at the Grand Canyon 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Mesa Public Library 

Phoenix ComiCon 

Travel Channel episode 

 

Fees: Open to proposals 

Speaking: Negotiable 

Travel: Cost of gas / hotel 

Handouts: None 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Need slide projector for presentation. Have books for sale. 

 



 

 


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Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Suzanne Young Brayer 

Mailing Address: 8284 East Jenan Drive 

City, State, Zip: Scottsdale, AZ 85260 

Phone: 602.509.0320; 480.948.2160 

FAX: 480.659.0041 

E-mail address: sybrayer@gmail.com 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

BA and MA in History and Secondary Education from ASU; Certified Arizona Teacher; Experienced 
Genealogical Speaker and Teacher. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

AzGAB, FHSA, AzCPG, WVGS, NGS, IGS, DAR, FGS, and various Indiana county societies 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 30+ years 

 

Publications: The Role of John Rhodes in the Pleasant Valley (Arizona) War 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Evaluating Genealogical Evidence; Getting Started; Immigrants and Their Stories; Is it Time for a 
Paradigm Shift?; Making Sense of the Census; Pleasant Valley War; Probate – What a Treasure!; 
Religious Society of Friends; Their History and Records; The Mayflower; An Interesting Mix of 
Passengers; Tips for Successful Research; Using Land Records; What Does That Document REALLY 
Say? 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

SunLand Springs – Mesa, Apr. 2014 

Phoenix Genealogical Society – Phoenix, Mar. 2014 

Trilogy Vistancia – Phoenix, Mar. 2014 

Red Mt. Library – Mesa, Jan. 2014 

Meetup – Scottsdale, Jan. 2014 

Sun City Festival – Peoria, Dec. 2013 

West Valley Genealogical Society – Sun City, Nov. 2013 

Green Valley Genealogy Club – Green Valley, Nov. 2013 

Phoenix Genealogical Society – Phoenix, May 2013 

SaddleBrooke Genealogy Club – SaddleBrooke, May 2013 

North Valley Maricopa Co Library – Anthem, Apr. & Nov. 2013 

Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society – Oro Valley, Apr. 2013 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: Negotiable 

Travel: Mileage if not local to the Valley 

Handouts: Reimbursement 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 




Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Carolyn Brown 

Mailing Address: PO Box 16 

City, State, Zip: Bouse, Arizona 85325 

Phone: 928.916.0029 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: GenieCarol@gmail.com 

Website: None 

 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

2013 recipient of the National Genealogical Society Award of Merit; 2012 recipient of the AzGAB 
Founders Award. Founder and Chairman of the Bouse Genealogical Society. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: AzGAB; FGS; NGS; WVGS; United Daughters of 
the Confederacy; past member of the Mayflower Society; Bouse Genealogical Society 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 35 years 

Publications: Self-published books: Family History Research; Genealogy on the Internet; All Those 
Tips & Lists You Can Never Find When You Want Them---with Pat Zumwalt; Genealogy Solutions; 
Alexander Walker Family of James City County, Virginia; Sprag(g)ins Family of Virginia; The Family 
of Henry Smittkamp; Our Heritage the Plow---The Roots and Branches of One Hutchinson Family; The 
Bulifants of Virginia; The Descendants of Charles Washington Wood & Mary Ann Ore; The Boatfield 
Family 

 

Topics of Speeches: Beginning Genealogy; Computers & Genealogy; U.S. Federal Census; 1790-1850 
Census Techniques; Researching in Libraries, Courthouses & Cemeteries; Researching in 
Genealogical & Historical Society Libraries; Overcoming Dead Ends; Preponderance of Evidence; 
Sharing & Publishing Your Genealogy; DNA & Genealogy; The Elusive Ladies; Transcriptions & 
Abstractions; Understanding Land Records; Using Court Records; Citing Sources Correctly; Sources 
vs Evidence; Case Study; Proof Argument; Genealogy Gems in Military Records; Recording Family 
Secrets; Researching at the Family History Library; and Creating a Genealogy To-Go Bag 

 

Recent Engagements: 

2007 thru 2014 - Genealogy Classes for the Bouse Genealogical Society, Bouse, AZ 

2014 - Pinal County Genealogists Workshop, Casa Grande, AZ 

2014 - Genies in the Desert Genealogical Workshop, Lake Havasu City, AZ 

2013-2014 - Genealogy Classes for the Mohave County Public Library, Lake Havasu City, AZ. 

2013 - Mesa Family History Library Workshop, Tempe, AZ 

2012 - Northern Arizona Genealogical Society, Prescott, AZ 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $50 per class 

Travel: Gas, room and meals negotiable 

Handouts: Cost of printing, or speaker will provide master for society to print 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

 

Comments: PowerPoint presentations, I can supply computer and projector. You supply screen, table 

& microphone if needed. 




 

Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Betty A. Cook 

Mailing Address: 8258 East Kenyon Drive 

City, State, Zip: Tucson, Arizona 85710 

Phone: 520.886.3363 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: cbetty@cox.net 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Teacher of Genealogy Classes; Historian and Researcher; Cemetery Tour Guide; Night at Museum 

Tour Guide; Arizona Historical Docent 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

AzGAB; FGS, Arizona Historical Society; Preservation Trust of Tucson 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 30+ years 

 

Publications: In progress 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Cemetery Research; Cemetery Art; Beginning Genealogy; Identifying Old Photographs; DNA; Vital 
Records Alternative; Census Workshop; Writing Your Family History Workshop 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Colonial Dames of 17th Century – May 2013 

Arizona Archives & State Library – Mar. 2013 

Sun City Vistoso – Mar. 2013 

Rincon Genealogy Club – Jan. 2013 

Florence Library – Jan. 2013 

West Valley Genealogical Society – Nov. 2012 

Night at the Museum Tour – Arizona Historical Society – 2011 & 2012 

Cemetery Tour – Arizona Historical Society – 2011 – 2012 

Arizona State Genealogical Society – 2011 

Pinal County Genealogists – 2010 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: Negotiable 

Travel: Out of Tucson – IRS allowance 

Handouts: Included 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Require microphone for large groups, overhead projector 



 


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Name: Neal D. Du Shane 

Mailing Address: 10729 West Cinnebar Avenue 

City, State, Zip: Sun City, AZ 

Phone: 970.227.3512 

FAX: 623.933.6216 

E-mail address: n.j.dushane@comcast.net 

Website: http://www.apcrp.org 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Author, Historian, Historical Researcher, Teacher, Founder and President of Arizona; Pioneer & 
Cemetery Research Project (APCRP), Founder and President Mitchell County Pioneer Cemetery 
Research Project (MCPCRP, Speaker, Webmaster 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 16 years 

 

Publications: Shootout at Tussock Springs; Jack Swilling, History of David, Iowa; History of Humbug, 
AZ; History of Columbia, AZ. Alexandra, AZ and the Peck Mine. Various articles posted on Arizona 
Pioneer & Cemetery Research Projects website. Numerous radio interviews, newspaper and magazine 
interview publications. 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Identifying and Finding Unmarked Graves, As Well As Pioneer Cemeteries 

Life and Times of Jack Swilling (Arizona Historic Pioneer) 

How to Make Your Own Headstones 

Goals and Principles of the Arizona Pioneer and Cemetery Project 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Blue Rose Heritage and Culture Center, Prescott Valley, AZ - 2014 

Phoenix Genealogical Society, Phoenix, AZ - 2014 

Mesa FamilySearch Library, Mesa, AZ - 2014 

Mitchell County Historical Society – Osage, IA - 2009 – 2011 – 2013 

Surprise Historical Society – Surprise, AZ - 2012 

Radio Interview – Internet – 2012 

West Valley Genealogical Society – Sun City, AZ - 2011 

Gold Prospectors Club – Wickenburg, AZ - 2010 

Black Canyon Historical Society – Black Canyon City, AZ - 2009 & 2011 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $40 Seminars: $50 per hour. 

Travel: $.50 cents per mile (round trip) – Motel and meals 

Handouts: Copies provided by organization – emailed for printing. 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Speaker will provide laptop and projector. I need a screen, power cable, stand for projector and 
computer. Seminar/workshop on making headstones, materials and supplies provided by class 
participants. 

 




Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Katie Gertz 

Mailing Address: 2417 South Tulip 

City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85209 

Phone: 480.330.2547 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: kmgertz@cox.net 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Teacher of genealogical classes; Speaker and teacher for many years on PC/ MAC/ Android/ iOS 
software/hardware - excellent speaking skills. 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Member and President of East Valley Chapter of FHSA, Czechoslovak Genealogy Society International 
(CGSI), Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society, Phillipsburg Historical Society. 
Secretary, FHSA 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 6 years 

 

Publications: None 

 

Topics of Speeches: 1940 Census; Women in the Civil War; Women’s Suffrage; Roots Magic Software; 
Family Tree Maker Software; Legacy Software; Civil War (Records That Were Kept); An Immigrant’s 
Ocean Voyage to the New Land; Ellis Island History and Experiences; Genealogy Software 
Comparison; Transportation Act of 1718; Getting Media onto Your Computer (Pictures/videos/audio 
files); Creating Genealogy Slide Shows on Your Computer; Portable Scanners - A Genealogist’s Time- 
Saving Dream Come True; Managing Files and Folders on Your Computer; Genealogy on Your iPad; 
Computer Backups Are Essential to a Genealogist; Windows 8.1 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Trilogy Genealogical Society, Chandler 

GenBuds, Chandler, AZ 

Scottsdale Chapter FHSA, Scottsdale, AZ 

East Valley Chapter FHSA, Mesa, AZ 

FamilySearch Library, Mesa, AZ 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $30 

Travel: only if outside Metro Phoenix area 

Handouts: 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local .Arizona . Other Travel expenses if outside local area. 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I have my own A/V equipment. I would prefer Wi-Fi access but if not, I have my own I can provide. I 
need at least two weeks advance notice. 



 


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Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Donald G. Godfrey, PhD 

Professor Emeritus, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU 

Mailing Address: 19130 East Mockingbird Drive 

City, State, Zip: Queen Creek, AZ 85142-6872 

Phone: 480.926.8012 

FAX: 480.249.4215 

E-mail address: godfrey@asu.edu 

Website: http://www.amazon.com/Donald-G.-Godfrey/e/B001H6V1KO 

 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Published Historian; Professor Emeritus, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1991- 
2012; Associate Professor, Southern Utah University, 1983-1986; Associate Professor, University of Arizona 
1981-1983; Curator, CBS-KIRO Milo Ryan Phonoarchives, University of Washington, 1970-8 [today this 
collection is housed at the National Archives] 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Member, Past Chair, History Division, Broadcast Education Association (BEA); Member, Past President, 
Broadcast Education Association; Member, American Journalism Historical Association; Member, Mormon 
Historians Association 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 42 years in teaching and historical research. 

Active in his own family history. 

 

Publications: Biography: C. Francis Jenkins: Pioneer of Film and Television, University of Illinois Press, 
May 2014; Philo T. Farnsworth Father of Television, University of Utah Press, 2001. Documentary 
Preservation: An Uncommon --- Common Pioneer: Diaries of James Henry Martineau, 1828-1918, BYU 
Religious Studies Center Publications; The Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Utah Years, 1871-1886, BYU 
Religious Studies Center Publications; The Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Canadian Years 1886-1903, 
University of Utah Press; Historical Methods: Electronic Media History: A 21st Century Perspective, Routledge, 
forthcoming 2014; Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media, Routledge, 2006 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Oral History: A Method and Approach; Documentary Preservation: Letters, Journals & Diaries; Biography & 
Anthology: An Elementary Approach 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Podium Presentation: BEA, Las Vegas, 2012 

Annual for papers and research presentations at the BEA History Division 

(Over the years I have spoken to various genealogical groups in Tucson, Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler) 

Maricopa Library, Genealogy Club 

Prescott - Northern Arizona Genealogical Society 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: None 

Travel: Expenses if significant travel is required 

Handouts: Yes 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona .Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

 



My schedule is flexible. I have no materials available to sell other than books listed above and they are only 
available from the publisher. I would like PowerPoint. 


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Name: Michelle Goodrum 

Mailing Address: 8348 East Echo Canyon Circle 

City, State, Zip: Mesa, AZ 85207 

Phone: 480.854.3149 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: michelle.r.goodrum@gmail.com 

Website: http://turning-of-generations.blogspot.com/ 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2012, 2013, 2014; ProGen 14 graduate; Coordinator, Mastering 
Genealogical Proof Study Groups (Gen Proof Study Groups); speaker coordinator for East Valley 
Family History Society of AZ; BA Business Admin 1983; author; researcher; speaker 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: FHSA, NGS, APG, GSG, ISFHWE, NSDAR, 
Boulder Genealogical Society (CO), Southern California Genealogical Society, UGA, Illinois 
Genealogical Society, Cheney Historical Museum (WA) 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 20 years 

 

Publications: Columnist for Going In-Depth digital magazine of The In-Depth Genealogist. 

Author, Digging for Ancestors 

Blogger at The Turning of Generations and The In-Depth Genealogist 

 

Topics of Speeches: Searching for Land Records; Federal Land Records: Digging for Ancestors at the 
BLM Website; Research Plans: Your Roadmap to Success; Cluster Research Using the FAN Principle 
(Family/Friends, Associates, Neighbors). 

 

Workshop/discussion format: Exercises in Document Analysis; Federal Land Platting; Using Federal 
Census Records 1850-Present; Reasonably Exhaustive Research: How Exhausting Is It? 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

FHSA, Mesa, Feb. 2014, Dec. 2013, Dec. 2012 

FHSA, Tempe and Paradise Valley, June 2013 

Sunland Springs Village Genealogy Club, Mesa, Apr. 2013 

FHSA, Glendale, Jan. 2013 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $30 

Travel: Mileage if outside Mesa, all travel costs if outside metro Phoenix 

Handouts: 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I have my own laptop and projector. 



 


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Name: Betsy Frith Gottsponer, MLS 

Mailing Address: 140 South 16th Avenue 

City, State, Zip: Yuma, AZ 85364-1931 

Phone: 928.446.2892 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: bgottsponer@gmail.com 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Librarian (MLS), Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Speaker/Presenter 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

AzGAB, GSYA, NGS, NEHGS, UGA, various local and regional societies, Arizona Historical Society 
(on board for Rio Colorado Chapter in Yuma), Yuma County Historical Society 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: Since 1966. Teaching college courses since 

1981. 

 

Publications: None 

 

Topics of Speeches: In the Beginning: Just Getting Started; Cemeteries I Have Walked: What You Can 
Discover; What About the Local Newspapers?; Treasures in the Public Library; Water, Water, 
Everywhere: Recovering From a Disaster; Dining With the Dead: An Unique Fund Raiser; Boy Have 
Census Records Changed; Grandma's Attic: Home Sources and More; Some Unusual Sources; They 
Came From Where?: Beginning Your Immigration Search; This Doesn't Look Right: Finding Errors; 
The World of Computers; plus any basic course materials and topics. 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

2014 - Genealogical Society of Yuma Arizona, two or three times a year for over 30 years 

2013 - Yuma Family History Center speaker 

2012 - Yuma Family History Center Annual Seminar (one track all day) every year for the past 30 years 

2008 – 2012 - Family History Expos in Mesa and mini-expo in Yuma 

2002 - FGS/SGA National Conference, Ontario, CA 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $50 per hour 

Travel: Gas, motel and meals unless staying in a home 

Handouts: Cost of printing, OR speaker provides masters and society does the printing 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other (Southern California, Southern Nevada, Utah} 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

PowerPoint presentations. You supply the projector and screen. 

 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Daniela Moneta, CG, CGLsm 

Mailing Address: 2 West Georgia Ave., #5 

City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85013 

Phone: 623.236.2255 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: dmoneta@cox.net 

Website: www.genealogyone-on-one.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer 

 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

NGS, FHSA 

 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 20+ years 

 

Publications: 

"Identifying the Children of David Pugh and Nancy Minton of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee" 
(National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 96, March 2008, pages 13-22) 

 

"Virginia Pughs and North Carolina Wests: A Genetic Link from Slavery in Kentucky" (National 
Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 97, September 2009, pages 179-194) 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

DNA Testing and Its Use in Genealogy 

 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Sponsored Eileen O’Duill at the Irish Library in September 2012 

 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $40 

Travel: 

Handouts: Master provided to Society for them to copy 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local Arizona Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

PowerPoint presentation. Need a LCD video projector. 

 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Cindy Patricki 

Mailing Address: McClelland Irish Library, 1106 North Central Avenue 

City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85004 

Phone: 602.864.2353 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: cindy.patricki@azirishlibrary.org 

Website: http://azirishlibrary.org 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Genealogist at the McClelland Irish Library 

 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: AzCPG, AzGAB, Member and Program Chairperson 
of Paradise Valley Chapter of FHSA, NGS, Irish Genealogical Society International 

 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 20 years 

 

 

Publications: None 

 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Irish Genealogy Research 

 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Pinal County Genealogists Workshop – Casa Grande, AZ – January 2014 

 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $40 

Travel: 

Handouts: Master provided for society to print copies 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local .Arizona .Other 

Comments: 

PowerPoint presentation. I will bring a laptop. Society provides projector and screen. 

 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Duane Roen, PhD 

Mailing Address: 2021 East Carmen Street 

City, State, Zip: Tempe, AZ 85283-3302 

Phone: 480.727.6513 (office) 

FAX: 480.727.6344 

E-mail address: duane.roen@asu.edu 

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/duaneroen/home 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

I am a professor of writing; I have developed a degree track in writing family history; I have also been 
researching family history for four decades. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: FHSA (Tempe Chapter) 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 40+ years 

 

Publications: 

I have published nine books and more than 250 chapters, articles, and papers. Most of my publications 
focus on teaching writing. Some focus on teaching students to write family history. 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Getting Started with Family History Writing: Tips for Beginners 

Writing about Family Members, Places, and Events (hands-on workshop) 

Making Your Own Family History: Keeping a Daily Journal (partially hands-on) 

Using Cultural History to Enrich Family History Writing 

Writing Family History for Special Occasions (partially hands-on) 

Getting Started with Family History Research (for beginners) 

Publishing Your Family History 

Organizing Your Family History Writing 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Feb. 2014 -- Trilogy at Vistancia Genealogy Club 

Jan. 2014 -- Mesa FamilySearch Library, Mesa 

Jan. 2014 -- Red Mountain Branch Library, Mesa 

Nov. 2013 – AzGAB seminar, Phoenix 

Tempe Public Library, monthly presentations 

 

Fees: I don’t request any fees because I consider this community service. 

Speaking: I don’t request any fees because I consider this community service. 

Travel: I would ask for mileage for presentations outside of Maricopa County. 

Handouts: I don’t request any fees because I consider this community service. 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona (Mileage) . Other I would consider out-of-state trips 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 



Evenings and weekends are best. I usually do not need AV equipment, but it is helpful for the 
presentation on getting started with research. 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Patricia Ruiz Steele 

Mailing Address: 581 West Lucky Penny Place 

City, State, Zip: Casa Grande, AZ 85122 

Phone: 804.380.4383 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: patricia@patriciabbsteele.com 

Website: www.patriciabbsteele.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Avid researcher, author, presenter and specialist in Spanish immigration from 1907-1913 to Hawaii and 
then to California. 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: AzCPG, DAR 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 20 years (6 in Spanish genealogy) 

 

Publications: 

The Girl Immigrant, published June 2013 

Spanish Pearls, Genealogy blog 

Hawaiian Spaniards, administrator, Facebook Page 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Spain to Hawaii Immigration: Immigration Ship Manifests from 1907-1913 Sugar Plantations: Work, 
Home Life and Cultural History 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Individual Presentations: 

Birds N’ Blossoms, Casa Grande, Arizona, Jan. 2014 – Book Reading and Presentation 

Silván Historical Lecture, Winters, California, Aug. 2013 

Viracocha, San Francisco, California, Aug. 2013 – Book Reading and Presentation 

 

 

Fees: Negotiable 

Speaking: 

Travel: 

Handouts: 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

 



 

 

 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Melanie Sturgeon, PhD 

Mailing Address: State Archives, 1901 West Madison 

City, State, Zip: Phoenix, AZ 85009 

Phone: 602.926.3720 

FAX: 602.256.7982 

E-mail address: msturgeon@azlibrary.gov 

Website: www.azlibrary.gov/archives/ 



 

Qualifications: State Archivist, PhD in History, teach family history classes 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Arizona Historical Society; Western History Association; First Fleeters-Australia; Cecil County, MD 
Historical Society 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 30 years 

 

Publications: "Phoenix Through the Eyes of the Tribune." In Living the Dream in Arizona: The Legacy 
of Martin Luther King, Jr., Tempe: Arizona State University, 1992, 56-59; William S. Collins, Melanie 
I. Sturgeon, and Robert M. Carriker. The United States Military in Arizona, 1846-1945. Phoenix: 
Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, 1993; Robert M. Carriker and Melanie Sturgeon. Historic 
Research Survey, Peoria. Phoenix: State Historic Preservation Office, July 1997; “’Belgian Jennie 
Bauters’: A Mining Town Madam.” Journal of Arizona History, Vol. 48, #4, Winter 2007, pp. 349-374; 
Whitaker, Linda and Melanie Sturgeon, “The Arizona Summit: Tough Times in a Tough Land.” 
Journal of Western Archives, Vol. 1, #1, 2011 

 

Topics of Speeches: I Do! I Don’t! I Died!: Using Court Records for Family History Research; Finding 
Women in Public Records; Social Geography: Your Family’s Place in the Community; Skeletons in the 
Closet; Connecting to Records: Family History Research in the State Archives; Finding Pioneer 
Ancestors in the State Archives 

 

Recent Engagements: Fountain Hills Chapter, FHSA, Feb. 2014; Paradise Valley Chapter, FHSA, 
Phoenix, Nov. 2013; Family History Expo, Tempe, AZ, Oct. 2013; 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: None 

Travel: None 

Handouts: None 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona .Other 

Comments: 

Please schedule at least a month in advance; can bring laptop and projector if needed. 

 




Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Jean M. White 

Mailing Address: PO Box 11348 

City, State, Zip: Glendale, AZ 85318 

Phone: 623.561.6422 

FAX: 623.561.6422 (call first) 

E-mail address: jmwh56@cox.net 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Speaker and genealogy teacher for over 20 years 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: NGS; AzCPG; Illinois State Genealogical Society; 

Rhode Island Genealogical Society; NEGS; WVGS; Eaton County (MI) Genealogical Society; Orange 
County (NY) Genealogical Society; The Caster Association of America; The Isaac Cummings Society 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 30 years 

Publications: Cranson Section of Western Massachusetts Families in 1790; The Descendants of Paulus 
and Gertrude Küsters; Territorial Marriages of Maricopa County, AZ Books 1 and 1-A; Descendants of 
Benjamin Fisher of Bedford County, Pennsylvania and Clermont County, Ohio; The Descendants of 
Philip and Mary (Carter) Cumings of Groton, Massachusetts; Shetterly, Shatterly, Sitterly, Shutterly, 
Shetter, Shatley Genealogies, Volume 1 Andrew Shetterly of Pennsylvania; Spruce Corner Cemetery, 
Ashfield, Massachusetts; Joy/Union Cemetery, Barry County, Michigan; Descendants of Donald 
Campbell and Catherine Morrison of Prescott County, Ontario; Descendants of Malcolm McRae and 
Mary Cameron of Glenelg, Scotland; Descendants of Dyer and Freelove (Johnson) Matteson of 
Coventry, Rhode Island and Erieville, New York; Descendants of James “Jones” Bishop 

 

Topics of Speeches: Chicago (Urban Research); Maps; Maiden Names; Using University Libraries; 
How to Attack a Library; “Brick Walls”; Illinois; Indiana; Old Northwest Territory; Kansas; Death 
Records; Church Records; Probate Records; Great Lakes Sailors 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

 Jan. 2014- Sun City West Computer Genealogy Group - Ideas for Climbing Over the Brick Wall 

 Jan. 2014 - Troon Country Club, Phoenix - Why Genealogy? 

 July 2013 - Northern Arizona Genealogical Society - Have You Used Church Records? 

 Feb. 2013 - SaddleBrooke (AZ) Genealogy Club - Maps Are a Must! 

 Jan. 2013 - Sun City Festival - Maps Are a Must! 

 Jan. 2013 - Phoenix Genealogical Society - It’s in the News! 

Fees: 

Speaking: Negotiable 

Travel: If out of Phoenix area 

Handouts: Master provided 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local Arizona Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Can provide projector and computer for PowerPoint presentation. Need a table and projection screen. 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Robert M. Wilbanks IV 

Mailing Address: 7625 East Camelback Road Unit 111A 

City, State, Zip: Scottsdale AZ 85251-2113 

Phone: 480.990.7914 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: rmwiv@robertwilbanks.com 

Website: www.robertwilbanks.com/ancestralpride 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Practicing Genealogist, Personal and Professional, 37 years; BA History, ASU, 1992; Instructor: Beginner’s 
Genealogy Course, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department; Samford University IGHR, 1989-1991; 
Attendee: Conferences, Seminars, Lectures, 1988-present. 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

NGS; AzCPG – 2004 to present; APG; AzGAB; FHSA - 1988 to present: various chapters, charter member, 
president, newsletter and quarterly editor; Sons of Confederate Veterans, AZ charter member, past Commander 
of Oury Camp 1708; Virginia Genealogical Society; South Carolina Genealogical Society; SAR; Kay Family 
Association; Paisley Family Society 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 37 years 

 

Publications: 

History of a Southern Family, 1984; United States Military Records: A General Overview, 1993; Virginia - The 
First 100 Years, 2006; Migrations of the Virginians, 2006; editor: newsletter and quarterly, Family History 
Society of Arizona; editor and publisher, Milam Roots 1988-2000, Wil(l)banks Trees 1989-2000; columnist, The 
Desert Shamrock, 1997-2001. 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Some topics as follows (complete list of current and growing topics available): The Constitution of the USA: A 
Historical Overview; United States Military Records: A General Overview; Civil War Genealogy; Civil War 
History: Facts and Stats for Genealogists; March of the Virginians; Lesser Known Genealogical Resources: 
Great New Potential; Understanding Research Facilities: Finding What You Need, Where You Are At; Getting 
Organized: Your First Priority; Always Learning: Networking, Education & Societies; Researching the Passed: 
Death Records & Cemeteries. 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Ongoing course: Introduction to Genealogy, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Dept., Sept 2011 - present. 
Paradise Valley FHSA, Feb. 2014, Apr. 2013, Oct. 2012; Scottsdale FHSA, Feb. 2014, Aug. 2013; Barry M. 
Goldwater Chapter SAR, Jan. 2014; Ft. Hills FHSA, Nov. 2013; Oury Camp, SCV, Oct. 2013; Dixie Chapter, 
UDC, Sept. 2013; Four Peaks Chapter DAR, Sept. 2013; Glendale FHSA, May 2013, July 2012. Many additional 
presentations, 2009 through 2011. 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: Negotiable 

Travel: $ 0.56 per mile outside Phoenix Metro area; other costs negotiable 

Handouts: I will send by e-mail to speaker coordinator in advance 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

All presentations given with PowerPoint from personal laptop. On-site projector preferred. I have a lesser quality 
projector if needed. On-site Wi-Fi access preferred, if possible, to enhance presentation. Weekends and weekday 
evenings is best availability, but with sufficient advanced notice other availability can be arranged. Ninety 
minutes for presentations is best, but presentations generally run 65-70 minutes. 



 


100 Reasons Why to Write Your Family History Phillips 

 

Academic Archives Prescott 

After Military Service: Records of Bonuses, 

 Pensions, Relief, and Other “Benefits” Stuart-Warren 

 

Baker’s Dozen: Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History, A Stuart-Warren 

Beginners’ Review (Q&A) Phillips 

Brick Walls Pierre-Louis 

 

Can I Do All My Research Online? Phillips 

Cemetery Research Pierre-Louis 

Census Review Q&A Phillips 

Church Records The Ties That Bind Hodges 

Create a Family Book with MyCanvas Phillips 

Curious Case of James Jake Smithers-Gray Fitzpatrick 

 

Database Detective, The Fitzpatrick 

Deeds & Probate Pierre-Louis 

Different Kind of DNA Talk, A Fitzpatrick 

 

Ethnic Migration to Michigan Hodges 

 

Family Historian or Pack Rat Hodges 

Family Skeleton or Esteemed Ancestor Hodges 

Family Tradition Jones 

Fill Your OWN Research Library Shelves Phillips 

Finding and Using Manuscript Repositories and Special Collections Stuart-Warren 

Finding Missing Mothers & Lost Ladies Phillips 

Fold3 Website Prescott 

Forensic Genealogy – CSI Meets Roots Fitzpatrick 

Found: One Ancestral Address, the Poor Farm Stuart-Warren 

 

Genealogical and Historical Periodicals in Print & Online Stuart-Warren 

Genealogical Goldmine: The Records of Old Settlers' Organizations Stuart-Warren 

Genealogist in Hollywood, A Jones 

Genealogy and Genetics Hodges 

Genealogy Today: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going Jones 

Google Is Your New Best Friend Phillips 

Great Genealogists & What Made Them Great, The Jones 

Grow a Family Tree Phillips 

 

 


Hand in the Snow – The Crash of Northwest Flight 4422, The Fitzpatrick 

Harvey Girls, The Hodges 

Historic Photographs Gagel 

House Histories Pierre-Louis 

How DNA Can Help You with Your Family History Fitzpatrick 

How Do I Research “Across the Pond?” Phillips 

 

Identification of the Missing Identity Holocaust Children Fitzpatrick 

Identification of the Unknown Child on the Titanic, The Fitzpatrick 

Immigration: The Journey to America Hodges 

Importance of Preserving Your Family Heirlooms, The Hodges 

Importance of Women in the Civil War, The Hodges 

Indexes and Databases for American Indian Research Stuart-Warren 

Internet: Blessings and Curses, The Hodges 

Irish Famine Era Gagel 

Is There a Book with MY Family in IT? Phillips 

 

Joys of Genealogy (Lunch or Dinner Talk) Hodges 

 

Leave a Legacy and Not a Mess Phillips 

Library of Congress Website Prescott 

Little Known Facts about the Census Hodges 

Looking Again at FamilySearch Phillips 

 

Mac Users Prescott 

Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records Stuart-Warren 

Making the Most of a Genealogical Research Trip Hodges 

Manuscripts Prescott 

Maps, Gazetteers and Directories Hodges 

Me and My Computer – What a Team Hodges 

Michigan – Ontario Migration Hodges 

Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records Stuart-Warren 

Migration Gagel 

Military Research Gagel 

Minnesota Genealogical Research: The Resources Are Everywhere Stuart-Warren 

Misha Defonseca – A Holocaust Fraud Exposed Fitzpatrick 

More Than Your Related Family May Have Migrated – 

 Did Family Records Go Along? Stuart-Warren 

Must I Travel to Salt Lake or Elsewhere to Do Genealogy? Phillips 

 

New England Research Pierre-Louis 

New York State Research: The Changing Face of the Modern Era Stuart-Warren 

Newspaper Indexes and Research for the Genealogist: 

 the Dailies, Weeklies, and Beyond Stuart-Warren 


Newspapers: A Pot of Gold Hodges 

Not Just the Facts Ma’am – Give Me the Big Picture Fitzpatrick 

NUCMC & Its Cousins: Keys to "Lost" Ancestral Records Stuart-Warren 

 

Ohio Gagel 

Online & On Track: Railroad Record Indexes and 

 Finding Aids on the Internet Stuart-Warren 

Online Research Prescott 

Orphan Trains, The Hodges 

 

Publish Your Genealogy Online: Using Manuscripts to 

 Create a Family History Prescott 

 

Quaker Research Gagel 

 

Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking Stuart-Warren 

Research Facilities in the Great Lakes Area Hodges 

Research Facilities in the Mid-Michigan Area Hodges 

Research Reports for Ourselves: More Than a Research Log Stuart-Warren 

Research Via the Hallowed Shelves & Tools 

 of the DAR Library in Washington, DC Stuart-Warren 

Researching Midwestern River People Stuart-Warren 

Researching Your Ohio Ancestors Hodges 

Researching Your Virginia Ancestors Hodges 

Role of Women in History, The Hodges 

 

Saints, Sinners & an Occasional Horsethief – Some Immigrant Stories Jones 

Separating Fact From Fiction in Genealogical Research Jones 

Social History & Genealogy Gagel 

State Census Schedules of the Five State Area - MN, WI, IA, SD, ND Stuart-Warren 

 

Technology Prescott 

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills: Did Your Ancestor Go West? Hodges 

Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records Stuart-Warren 

Three Rs: Reading, 'Riting, and Research in School Records, The Stuart-Warren 

Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective Prescott 

Tiptoeing Through the Tombstones Hodges 

Township Records: An Untapped Source Hodges 

Tracing the Origins of Your Early 18th Century Palatine 

 And Other Emigrants Jones 

Tracing Your Ancestor Through Military Records Hodges 

 

 


U.S. National Archives: The Nation’s Attic, The Stuart-Warren 

Using American Court Records Gagel 

Using Land Records in Genealogical Research Hodges 

Using the Resources of the Family History Library Stuart-Warren 

Using Vital Records to Their Full Advantage Hodges 

 

Websites Prescott 

What Next? Developing Step-by-Step Research Plans Stuart-Warren 

What’s in a Name? Hodges 

When the Sources are Wrong! Jones 

Whither Thou Goest: Tracing Your Female Ancestors Hodges 

Women’s History Gagel 

WPA Era: What It Created for Genealogists, The Stuart-Warren 

Writing and Citing Sources Gagel 

Writing Your Family History Hodges 

 

You Will Never Look at Your Old Photos the Same Way Again Fitzpatrick 

Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks Stuart-Warren 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, FNGS 

Mailing Address: 3955 Buena Vista St., Unit C 

City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204-1667 

Phone: 214.522.1302 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: lbockstruck@att.net 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: 

Fellow, NGS; genealogical author, lecturer, former course administrator at the Samford University 
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and former manager of the Dallas Public Library 
Genealogy Section 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Numerous hereditary organizations, NGS 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 30+ years 

 

Publications: The Name is the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist; Research in Texas; 
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants: Awarded by State Governments; Virginia's Colonial Soldiers; 
Naval Pensioners of the United States, 1800-1851; Denizations and Naturalizations in the British 
Colonies in America, 1607-1775; Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775- 
1874, the General and Federal Governments Prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905; 
and Bounty and Donation Land Grants in British Colonial America. Numerous periodical articles and 
5-year editor of Family Tree weekly newspaper column from the Dallas Morning News, 1991-1996. 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Contact for topics. 

Recent Engagements: 

Feb. 2014 Midland Public Library 

2014 Texas State DAR convention 

2014 Tennessee DAR convention 

 

Fees: Contact for information 

Speaking: 

Travel: 

Handouts: 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 



 

 

 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Jana Sloan Broglin, CG, OGSF 

Mailing Address: 2780 County Road East 

City, State, Zip: Swanton, Ohio 43558 

Phone: 419.825.5437 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: jana@janabroglin.com 

Website: janabroglin.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Certified Genealogist 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

NEHGS, OGS, Fulton Chapter OGS 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: Over 35 years 

 

Publications: 

I have over 60 publications. I have written articles in Family Chronicle, Ancestry Magazine, and Family 
Tree Magazine 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

As I have many lectures, it is best to check the website, janabroglin.com 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

2013: NGS; 2010-2012: OGS; 

2012: NGS (Cincinnati, OH - May); Southern California Jamboree (Burbank, CA - June); Plymouth 
(MI) Historical Society; Monroe (MI) all day seminar Monroe, MI, Mar.) 

 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $150 per lecture 

Travel: Reimbursement of travel fees/hotel – no home housing 

Handouts: Handout master will be sent prior to the event 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 Local . Arizona . Other Will travel throughout the US 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I furnish a projector and computer for presentations. I do need a table for the equipment, an extension 
cord and power strip, as well as a screen along with a microphone. 



 

 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: John Philip Colletta, PhD 

Mailing Address: 1012 Constitution Avenue, NE 

City, State, Zip: Washington, DC 20002-6224 

Phone: 202.544.9498 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: jcolletta@erols.com 

Website: www.genealogyjohn.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

PhD, French; MA, Medieval Studies; lecturer since 1985 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: Numerous 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: Over 25 years 

 

Publications: 

Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans, rev. ed. 2003; They Came in Ships: A Guide 
to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record, 3rd ed., 2002; Only a Few Bones: A True 
Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath, 2000; Heritage from Across the Sea: A History 
of the Colletta Family of Buffalo, 1982 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Many speeches on Sources, Methodology and Writing; Continental European Immigration and 
Genealogy; Federal Records; and banquet speeches. See list of topics at: 
www.genealogyjohn.com/page2.html 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

National Archives (workshops since 1985); Smithsonian Institution (courses since 1986); NGS 1989 & 
1995 banquet speaker; FGS conference 1996, 1999 & keynote 2000. 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $1,000 for 4 lectures or 3 lectures & a luncheon / banquet speech, plus transportation, 
lodging and meals. When the same amount of lecturing extends over 2 days, the fee is $1,400. 
Additional lectures would be an additional $250 each, if more are desired over the two-day period. 

Travel: 

Handouts: Always provided ahead of time for society to duplicate. 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Contact early for bookings. 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Lisa Louise Cooke 

Mailing Address: 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #4104 

City, State, Zip: San Ramon, CA 94583 

Phone: 925.272.4021 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: genealogygemspodcast@gmail.com 

Website: www.genealogygems.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

International Genealogy Speaker, Podcaster since 2007, Author, Publisher, Magazine Writer, Family 
Tree University Instructor, Genealogy Video Producer. See Bio at http://lisalouisecooke.com/bio/ 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: NGS, APG, Southern California Genealogical 
Society 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: I founded Genealogy Gems in 2007. 

 

Publications: Published Books: Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse (2012); How to Find 
Your Family History in Newspapers (2012); The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox (2011); Genealogy 
Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies (2007). Published Video CDs: Google Earth for Genealogy 
Volume I (2010); Google Earth for Genealogy Volume II (2011) 

 

Topics of Speeches: For a complete list please go to: lisalouisecooke.com/presentations/bookings/ 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) For the current year’s engagements 
please visit: http://lisalouisecooke.com/presentations/ 

2012 Highlights: 

Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree (Burbank, CA) June 

Ontario Genealogical Society Conference (Ontario, Canada) May 

National Genealogical Society Conference (Cincinnati, OH) May 

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference (Cleveland, OH) Apr. 

Utah Genealogical Association Conference (Salt Lake City) Mar. 

RootsTech (Salt Lake City) Feb. 

Who Do You Think You Are? Live (London, England) Feb. 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $800 for a full day seminar. Please contact for additional information. 

Travel: Expenses including air, baggage fees, ground transportation or rental car, hotel, and meals 

Handouts: Provided at no additional charge 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local .Arizona . Other 

 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I welcome the opportunity to provide educational and entertaining presentations to your group! Please 
feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

- Society provides a table for the sale of my books and other resource materials 
- I can provide my own projector if required 
- Dates are confirmed upon receipt of signed agreement and $100 deposit 




 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Colleen Fitzpatrick PhD 

Mailing Address: 18198 Aztec Court 

City, State, Zip: Fountain Valley, CA 92708 

Phone: 714.296.3065 

FAX: 714.964.0324 

E-mail address: colleen@forensicgenealogy.info 

Website: www.forensicgenealogy.info and www.identifinders.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 
Since 2005, I have given over 200 lectures, workshops and classes on forensic genealogy. I co-teach the 
forensic genealogy module for the Boston U. genealogy certificate program. I am the author-co-author 
of four of the best-selling genealogy books, have written features articles for all the major genealogy 
magazines. Some have won awards. Articles on the forensic identification projects I have worked on 
along with the forensic work I have done on those projects have appeared in hundreds of newspapers 
around the world. I have appeared in More Magazine and have written for Scientific American. I write 
regular feature articles for GAMES magazine. I am currently the Forensic Genealogist on the Abraham 
Lincoln DNA project. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: Not sure, but there are many that would claim me 
even if I am not an official member. 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 45 years 

Publications: Forensic Genealogy (both the original and the revised edition); DNA & Genealogy, The 
Dead Horse Investigation: Forensic Photo Analysis for Everyone; The DNA Detective; feature articles 
in all major genealogy magazines, feature writer for GAMES magazine and Scientific American. 

Topics of Speeches: Forensic Genealogy – CSI Meets Roots; You Will Never Look at Your Old Photos 
the Same Way Again; The Database Detective; A Different Kind of DNA Talk; How DNA Can Help You 
with Your Family History; Not Just the Facts Ma’am – Give me the Big Picture. Also a variety of talks 
on my case work: The Hand in the Snow (Crash of NW Flight 4422); Identification of the Missing 
Identity Holocaust Children; The Identification of the Unknown Child on the Titanic, Misha Defonseca 
– A Holocaust Fraud Exposed; The Curious Case of James Jake Smithers-Gray, and more 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) Forensic Genealogy workshop for the 
Boston University genealogy certificate program (Boston, MA, Aug. 2012, 2013, 2014), Keynote 
Speaker at the New Zealand Genealogists Society Conference (Wellington, NZ, May 2014), American 
Academy of Forensic Science (Seattle, Feb. 2014), International Symposium on Human Identification 
(Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2013), Keynote Speaker at the 13th Australian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry 
(Adelaide, Victoria, Mar. 2012). 

 

Fees: Speaking: Varies – between $150-$300/talk for seminars, negotiable for keynote address. 

Travel: Must be covered. Handouts: I will supply handouts as required; the society 
must be responsible for making copies. 

 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) I would like to sell my 
books when I speak to a society. I usually need an LCD projector, a screen, and a lapel mike. 

 

When arranging meals, either the lunch during the seminar or a dinner with the group during the 
evening – please be advised I am a celiac and have to remain gluten free. I cannot eat any foods that 
contain gluten or modified food starch. These include: bread, pasta, pizza, some salad dressings, 
gravies, cakes, cookies, and other pastry items. I can eat everything else – milk, cheese and other dairy 
items, meat, vegetables, fruits, bakery products made of tapioca, rice, or corn flour. Just not anything 
containing gluten or modified food starch. If I speak to a group, I will remind them about this. 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Diane VanSkiver Gagel, MA 

Mailing Address: 5837 Red Leaf Lane 

City, State, Zip: Monclova, Ohio 43542 

Phone: 419.878.0697 

FAX: 419.878.0697 

E-mail address: dvgagel@aol.com 

Website: None 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Masters in American Studies, Professional Genealogist, Retired College Instructor, Professional 
Speaker, Freelance writer, Archivist. 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

OGS, FGS, NEHGS 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 40 years 

 

Publications: 

Ohio Photographers 1839-1900 and Revised Edition (2013) 

Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating, and Preserving Photographs 

Directory of Photographers in the United States 1888 & 1889 Canada 1889 

The Laubers: A Journey of Faith 

NGS Guide to the States: Ohio 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Historic Photographs; Military Research; Ohio; Quaker Research; Women's History; Migration; Irish 
Famine Era; Social History & Genealogy; Writing and Citing Sources; Using American Court Records. 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Lecturer at the 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012 NGS Conferences; 1997, 1998, 2003, 2006-13 FGS 
Conferences 

Program Chair 1998 OGS/FGS Conference; Lecturer at 2000 Millennium Conference, Ft. Wayne, IN; 

Presenter at Indiana Genealogical Society Conference and Indiana Historical Society; Consistent 
Lecturer, The Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conferences; Family History Conference, BYU, 
Provo, Utah 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $150.00/hour 

Travel: Travel expenses including lodging 

Handouts: Provided to societies for reproduction or copy costs based on numbers needed. 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona .Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Have books on Photographs to sell. AV--set up for PowerPoint--can provide own projector if not 
available locally. 



 

 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Jean Wilcox Hibben - PhD, MA, CGsm 

Mailing Address: 15280 Multiview Drive 

City, State, Zip: Lake Mathews, CA 92570 

Phone: 951.780.1799; Cell: 909.268.5326 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: jean@circlemending.org 

Website: www.circlemending.org 



 

Qualifications: Board Certified Genealogist; retired college professor; PhD (folklore); MA (speech 
communication); national speaker and author; Director, Corona (CA) Family History Center 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: NGS, APG (board member), Southern California 
Chapter of APG (officer), GSG (officer), Corona (CA) Genealogical Society (officer), Sacramento 
German Genealogical Society 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 35 years 

 

Publications: Articles in APG Quarterly, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, NGS Quarterly, 
NGS News Magazine, Genealogical Speakers Guild newsletter SPEAK!, UGA’s Crossroads, Southern 
California Genealogical Society’s Searcher, on-line GenWeekly. Author of historical novel, Elisabeth: 
The Story of a German Immigrant. 

 

Topics of Speeches: Check website: www.circlemending.org 

 

Recent Engagements: Check website: www.circlemending.org 

NGS conferences for past 4 years; Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree for past 5 years; 
Family History Expos for past 6 years; etc.; FHSA – Mar. 2014 

 

Fees: Negotiable 

Speaking: To be discussed with booking organization 

Travel: Whole or partial, depending on circumstances 

Handouts: Master provided for copying or electronic distribution 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 Local . Arizona Other 

Comments: Projector available for additional fee if society does not provide it (I bring my own laptop). 
Musical presentations - request to sell CDs. Other product for sale: eBook (novel noted above). 

 



 

 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Shirley Gage Hodges 

Mailing Address: 2114 West Apache Trail, Site 1, PMB 134 

City, State, Zip: Apache Junction, AZ 85120 (November – April) 

14850 23 Mile Road, Albion, MI 49224 (May – October) 

E-mail address: genealogyshirl@hotmail.com 

Website: http://genealogicalspeakersguild.org/member_details.php?member=HodgesS 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Shirley has been actively doing genealogical research since 1967. She has taught genealogy classes and seminars 
– both for the novice and advanced genealogist – in the U. S. and Canada since 1994. She has also been a guest 
lecturer for several college-level programs. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Eaton County MI Genealogical Society, FHSA, GSG, Michigan Genealogical Council 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 50 years 

Publications: Guide to United States Census, 1790-1930 

 

Topics of Speeches: Church Records: The Ties That Bind, Ethnic Migration to Michigan, Family 
Historian or Pack Rat, Family Skeleton or Esteemed Ancestor, Genealogy and Genetics, Genealogy 
Tips and Tidbits, Immigration: The Journey to America, Little Known Facts About the Census, Making 
the Most of a Genealogical Research Trip, Maps, Gazetteers and Directories, Me and My Computer - 
What a Team, Michigan-Ontario Migration, Newspapers: A Pot of Gold, Research Facilities in the 
Great Lakes Area, Research Facilities in the Mid-Michigan Area, Researching Your Ohio Ancestors, 
Researching Your Virginia Ancestors, The Harvey Girls, The Importance of Preserving Your Family 
Heirlooms, The Importance of Women in the Civil War, The Internet: Blessings and Curses, The Joys of 
Genealogy (Luncheon or Dinner Talk), The Orphan Trains, The Role of Women in History, There's 
Gold in Them Thar Hills: Did your Ancestor Go West?, Tiptoeing Through the Tombstones, Township 
Records: An Untapped Source, Tracing Your Ancestor Through Military Records, Using Land Records 
in Genealogical Research, Using Vital Records to Their Full Advantage, What's in a Name, Whither 
Thou Goest: Tracing Your Female Ancestors, Writing Your Family History 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Most Current Date First) 

Arizona Lecture Series 2013, Arizona Family History Expo 2011 & 2012, East Valley Chapter, AZ Family 
History Society, 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012, Ohio Genealogical Society Conference 2009, Green Valley AZ 
Genealogical Society 2008, South Carolina Genealogical Society 2008, Illinois State Conference Oct. 2007, FGS 
Conference, Ft. Wayne, IN 2007, Fort Worth Public Library, Fort Worth, TX 2007, Lake Havasu Arizona 
Genealogical Society 2007, Ontario Genealogical Society 2005 & 2009, Ohio Genealogical Society Summer 
Workshop 2002-2011, Anchorage Alaska Genealogical Society 2003 

Fees: 

Speaking: Honorarium, lodging and transportation 

Travel: 

Handouts: Will provide 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local .Arizona .Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

Using PowerPoint presentations. Society to provide, laptop, projector and screen. 



 


Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Henry Z (“Hank”) Jones, Jr., FASG 

Mailing Address: PO Box 261388 

City, State, Zip: San Diego, CA 92196-1388 

Phone: 858.566.3647 

FAX: 858.566.4438 

E-mail address: HZJ3@aol.com 

Website: www.hankjones.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists 

Fellow of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society 

Winner of the Award of Merit for Distinguished Work in Genealogy from the NGS 

Winner of the Donald Lines Jacobus Prize for writing “Best Genealogical Work of the Year” 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: Too numerous to mention 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 45 years 

 

Publications: Many articles in major publications over the years. Two-volume The Palatine Families of 

New York -1710 won the Donald L. Jacobus Prize as “Best Genealogical Work of the Year.” 

Psychic Roots: Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy now in its 9th printing. Other books: More 

Psychic Roots; The Palatine Families of Ireland; More Palatine Families; Westerwald To America; 

Even More Palatine Families (three volumes); Memories – The Show-Biz Part of My Life; A Few 

More Left: The Story of Isaac Hillman; The German Origins of Jost Hite. 

 

Topics of Speeches: When The Sources Are Wrong!; Tracing the Origins of Your Early 18th Century 

Palatine & Other Emigrants; Family Tradition: Separating Fact From Fiction in Genealogical 

Research; Genealogy Today: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going; The Great Genealogists and 

What Made Them Great; Saints, Sinners, & An Occasional Horsethief – Some Immigrant Stories; A 

Genealogist In Hollywood, several others … 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

South Bay Genealogical Society, FL, Jan. 2010; Ontario Genealogical Society, May 2009, Genealogical 
Society of Erie, PA, May 2009, Wholly Genes Genealogical Cruise to the Caribbean, Nov. 2007; Tulsa 
Genealogical Society, Oct. 2007; Seattle Genealogical Society, Sept. 2007; Longmont, Colorado 
Genealogical Society, Sept. 2007; New York Genealogical & Biographical Society keynote speaker, 
June 2007; New England Regional Conference keynote speaker, Hartford, CT, Apr. 2007; Orleans Co. 
NY Genealogical Society Apr. 2007; Lebanon Co. PA Genealogical Society, Mar. 2007, - many others 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: Contact for fee schedule 

Travel: 

Handouts: Yes 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

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Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

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Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: J. Mark Lowe CG, FUGA 

Mailing Address: 505 Josephine Street 

City, State, Zip: Springfield, TN 37172 

Phone: 615.384.8178 

FAX: 615.384.8178 

E-mail address: marklowe@kytnresearch.com 

Website: www.kytnresearch.com 



 

Qualifications: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While 
sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for 
research, he specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. 

Lowe also serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (Samford University), for the 
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance 
(RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at 
regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, 
Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events. 

Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical 
Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (Southern Kentucky 
Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society 
publications. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for 
the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). 
He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a 
Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood Award by the Association 
of Professional Genealogists. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: MTGS (Middle Tenn.) NGS, NEHGS 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 20+ years 

 

Publications: Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873, Pioneer Cemetery, Bowling 
Green KY 

 

Topics of Speeches: Full List Available upon Request - South, Land, Methodology, Law, Case 
Studies, Research Planning, Whiskey, Pre-1850 Census, Slavery 

 

Recent Engagements: Green Valley, WVGS, AzGAB, NGS, FGS 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $1800 All Day - Webinars Available $150 /hour 

Travel: - Airfare required 

Handouts: Available camera ready – 4-6 weeks before event or digital download available 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

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Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Donna Potter Phillips 

Mailing Address: 8002 West Mission Road 

City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99224-9572 

Phone: 509.624.4118 (h) 509.853.0078 (c) 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: Donna243@gmail.com 

Website: www.TikasTeachings.blogspot.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

I am self-taught but with the learning I obtained at attending dozens of national conferences since 

1980… and all RootsTech conferences! 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

President, Eastern Washington Genealogical Society (www.EWGSI.org); Vice-President of the 
Washington State Genealogical Society 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: Nearly 40 years! 

 

Publications: 

Heritage Hunting (Heritage Books); Potter Profiles, Oswald Outlines, Gilbert Gallery (all surname 
booklets) 

Topics of Speeches: My specialty is engaging the audience one-on-one to learn techniques to further 
their genealogical endeavors; such topics include: Leave a Legacy and Not a Mess; Is There a Book 
with MY Family in It; Looking Again at FamilySearch; Census Review Q&A; Beginners’ Review 
(Q&A); Can I Do All My Research Online?; Grow A Family Tree; Create a Family Book With 
MyCanvas; Finding Missing Mothers & Lost Ladies; Fill Your OWN Research Library Shelves; 100 
Reasons Why to Write Your Family History; Must I Travel to Salt Lake Or Elsewhere To Do 
Genealogy?; How Do I Research “Across the Pond?”; Google Is Your New Best Friend 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Most Current Date First) 

For the past 20 years, I have given presentations at dozens of societies within 400 miles of Spokane; 
once I flew to Tucson to share some time. In 2000 I gave a presentation at the NGS Conference in 

Portland. 

Fees: 

Speaking: I ask $100 per topic, per session; sessions are usually 60-90 minutes. 

Travel: “Have Suitcase Will Travel”……….. I come! 

Handouts: Will provide the masters to you well in advance and you run the number needed. 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 .Local .Arizona .Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I have and can bring my own netbook & projector if needed; I do require Internet access. 

** I have been “Mother Hen” for 30 years to the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. 

** I wrote a weekly newspaper genealogy column from 1985-2000. 

** I wrote articles for Heritage Quest magazine. 

** I still submit to Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy magazines. 



 

 


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Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Marian Pierre-Louis 

Mailing Address: PO Box 382 

City, State, Zip: Millis, MA 02054 

Phone: 508.254.3417 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: talks@FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com 

Website: www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

 

Marian Pierre-Louis is a full-time House Historian and Professional Genealogist who focuses on New 
England research. She specializes in probate, deeds, New England town records and brick wall research. 
Marian is a Program Co-Chairperson for the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference 
(NERGC) and is actively involved with the New England chapter of the Association of Professional 
Genealogists. She is also a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. In addition, she is the 
host of Fieldstone Common, a weekly internet radio show dedicated to northeastern history and 
genealogy and The Genealogy Professional podcast, a show for anyone interested in a career in 
genealogy. She has also been a regular presenter for Legacy Family Tree webinars and Family Tree 
University. You can learn more about Marian and her work at www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com. 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: APG, NEAPG, NGS, NEHGS, FGS 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 8 years 

 

Publications: See http://www.fieldstonehistoricresearch.com/about/published-articles/ 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Brick Walls, Cemetery Research, Deeds & Probate, New England Research, House Histories 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

 

See all engagements (100+) at http://www.fieldstonehistoricresearch.com/appearances/ 
Most recently the speaker for the Green Valley (AZ) Genealogical Society annual seminar (4 talks) 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: contact speaker 

Travel: contact speaker 

Handouts: Master provided 

 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 .Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

I will travel with a laptop. Society should provide a projector and screen. If absolutely necessary I can 
provide the projector too. I need to fly to Arizona so scheduling well in advance is preferred. 



 

 


 

Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Laura G. Prescott 

Mailing Address: 3 Bear Hill Road 

City, State, Zip: Brookline, NH 03033-2457 

Phone: 603.673.4973(H) 603.566.8761(C) 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: laura@lauraprescott.com 

Website: lauraprescott.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

 

Professional genealogist – researcher, writer, speaker 

 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

 

NGS, NEHGS, Southern California, OGS 

 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: 15 years 

 

Publications: 

Articles written and published in Ancestry, New England Ancestors, Genealogical Computing, NGS 
Magazine 

 

 

Topics of Speeches: 

Manuscripts, Academic Archives, Timelines, Online Research, Tech (Publishing Online, Mac Users), 
Websites (Library of Congress, Fold3, others) 

 

Recent Engagements: (Organization Name, Location of Event, Date) 

Please see http://lauraprescott.com/calendar.htm 

 

 

Fees: 

Speaking: $250 per one-hour talk, discounts for three or more in one day or over 2-day period. 

Travel: Airfare reimbursement, accommodations, and per diem. 

Handouts: Provided for each presentation. 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

 . Local . Arizona . Other 

Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 

 

I enjoyed speaking to the West Valley Genealogical Society in February 2009. Happy to return to 
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Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board, Inc. 

Speaker Information Sheet 

 

Name: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA 

Mailing Address: 3090 Lexington Ave. North #B5 

City, State, Zip: Roseville, Minnesota 55113-1920 

Phone: 651.503.4803 

FAX: None 

E-mail address: PaulaStuartWarren@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.paulastuartwarren.blogspot.com 



 

Qualifications: (Teacher of Genealogical Classes, Librarian, Archivist, Historian, Accredited/ Certified Genealogist, etc.) 

Paula works full time in the area of genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. She has been a 
Board-certified genealogist since 1988, passing the every-five-year renewal assessments by the national Board for Certification 
of Genealogists. She is a firm believer in continuing education in genealogy & strives to keep up-to-date by participating in 
national and local conferences, reading the publications of many genealogical and historical organizations and individuals both 
off and online. She completed the week-long U.S. National Institute of Genealogical Research held at the National Archives in 
Washington, DC. She coordinates & teaches in courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy & the Genealogical Research 
Institute of Genealogy & lectures all across the U.S. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Federation of 
Genealogical Societies & has served on other society boards. She has co-chaired three FGS national conferences. 

Genealogical/Historical Societies memberships: 

Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, Illinois State Genealogical Society, SCGS, NGS and others 

Number of Years Active in Genealogy or Related Fields: Active in genealogy and history for 30 years 

Publications: She has written articles for American Ancestors, Ancestry Magazine, Minnesota Genealogist, Digital 
Genealogist, Family Tree Magazine, FGS Forum, FGS Voice, NGS NewsMagazine, NGS Quarterly and 
NewEnglandAncestors.org. She authored Minnesota Genealogical Reference Guide. She co-authored the best-selling Your 
Guide to the Family History Library: How to Access the World’s Largest Genealogy Resource. She currently edits her own blog 
Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica <www.paulastuartwarren.blogspot.com> and is past editor of the FGS Conference News Blog. 

 

Topics of Speeches: Please contact speaker for extensive list of topics. Finding and Using Manuscript Repositories and 
Special Collections; Found: One Ancestral Address, the Poor Farm; Genealogical and Historical Periodicals in Print & 
Online; Genealogical Goldmine: The Records of Old Settlers' Organizations; More than Your Related Family May Have 
Migrated – Did Family Records Go Along?; Newspaper Indexes and Research for the Genealogist: the Dailies, Weeklies, and 
Beyond; After Military Service: Records of Bonuses, Pensions, Relief, and Other “Benefits”; Railroad Records and Railroad 
History: Methods for Tracking [This can be tailored to different parts of the U.S.]; Online & On Track: Railroad Record 
Indexes and Finding Aids on the Internet; Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records; The Three Rs: 
Reading, 'Riting, and Research In School Records; The WPA Era: What It Created for Genealogists [This can be tailored to 
different parts of the U.S.]; Research Reports for Ourselves: More than a Research Log; NUCMC & Its Cousins: Keys to 
"Lost" Ancestral Records [concentrates on finding manuscript resources via extensive online databases that hold golden clues]; 
Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks; Indexes and Databases for American Indian Research; What Next? 
Developing Step-by-Step Research Plans (audience participation presentation; can also be done as a 2-hour workshop with 
extensive hand-on work); A Baker’s Dozen: Easy Ways to Begin Writing Your Family History; Major Midwestern Archives & 
Their Records; Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records; Minnesota Genealogical Research: The Resources are 
Everywhere; New York State Research: The Changing Face of the Modern Era; Researching Midwestern River People; Research 
Via the Hallowed Shelves & Tools of the DAR Library in Washington, DC; State Census Schedules of the Five State Area - 
MN, WI, IA, SD, ND; Using the Resources of the Family History Library; The U.S. National Archives: The Nation’s Attic 

Fees: Please contact speaker by email for full details. 

Speaking: Fee for all day seminars 

Travel: Organizations pays for travel expenses 

Handouts: Masters send to organization for duplication 

Travel: Place a . to the left of your selection. 

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Comments: (Scheduling requirements, materials available for sale, AV equipment required, etc.) 



Speaker can supply own computer and projector for a PowerPoint presentation. I am willing to travel yearround. 
Please contact me via email to see if your chosen date is free on my calendar. 



 



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