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2016 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations

2016 FGS National Conference Call for Presentations. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces that presentation proposals are now being received for its 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept … Continue reading

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Exodus: Movement of the People Conference – Hinchley, Leicestershire, England

I leave today to travel to Hinchley in Leicestershire England to speak at the Exodus: Movement of the People Conference on 6-8 September. The focus is on the story of migration from, to and within the British Isles. The three … Continue reading

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Online Presentations for Dummies – Free eBook

Free Resource In writing this blog I have two purposes in mind. One is to keep readers up to date on British Isles resources both in print and online. The second is to provide tips and ideas for genealogical lecturers … Continue reading

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Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research: Scottish Research Track

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, June 9-14 at Samford University, Birmingham Alabama. I am excited as next week I get to teach a whole week course on Scottish Research. IGHR as it is more familiarly known is the longest … Continue reading

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Upcoming Speaking Events for April 2013

A few of my readers have asked that I specifically mention when and where I am going to be speaking as they would like to come and hear me again. So I will try and do this on an occasional  … Continue reading

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Reflections on an Australian Lecture Tour

I have just returned from four weeks traveling and lecturing in Australia. I was the keynote speaker, giving fifteen lectures and participating in a panel at a genealogy conference on a 9 day cruise out of Sydney. I also gave … Continue reading

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Hornsby RSL – New South Wales – A Different Audience

Yesterday I gave 4 presentations with a Scottish focus to a group of 70-80 genealogists at the Hornsby RSL (Returned Service League) Club in the northern suburbs of Sydney. To get a sense of the audience my opening question was … Continue reading

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Speaker Nerves

As speakers we all get nervous before an event, especially a big one. My nervous energy is high right now. I leave this afternoon for 4 weeks in Australia. In that time period I will give 15 different lectures, doing … Continue reading

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