Liz offers the following instructional and entertaining 60- or 90-minute presentations for your group or organization. Contact her for more information about any of these topics or to request something else.
- Climbing Your Family Tree, Genealogy Basics - Get started right! Four 90-minute sessions cover basic tools, getting organized, online resources, on-site research in courthouses, churches, cemeteries, and archives, plus maps, census records, military records, immigration and naturalization, search tips, timelines and other aids, a bit of DNA, continuing education, and so much more.
- Documents, DNA, Methods & 4 Bits of Luck - This case study shows how the search for an 80-year-old gentleman's biological grandfather was successful when document research was combined with DNA matches, strategic methodology, and (admittedly) some luck.
- Finding Your Swedish Ancestor's Place of Origin - This presentation demonstrates how American records can help locate a Swedish ancestor's original home and open the door to furthering your family research in Swedish records.
- Genealogy Smart Start, Things I Wish I'd Known - Get some great tips this self-taught genealogist had to learn the hard way, plus a few smart tricks she picked up from experts along the way. Start smarter than I did!
- I Got My DNA Results. Now What? - Many people take a DNA test to learn their ethnic heritage, but when the results come back they don't know what to do next. This talk offers practical suggestions for getting the most out of your DNA results.
- Same Tree, Better Climbing Tools - This light-hearted presentation uses examples of documents for famous people to show how much genealogy research has evolved from pre-internet days. Perfect for a casual hour with a group of seniors.
- Where They Once Stood, Finding Your Ancestor's Place of Origin - For many genealogists, crossing the pond to find an ancestor's place of origin in the old country is as unsurmountable as a brick wall. This presentation offers examples of American records that can break down that barrier.
- Who Hid the Body? Finding Your Ancestor's Place of Burial - It's not over 'til the fat lady sings? No. It's not over until you find where she was buried. This presentation offers examples of records that can help genealogists find an ancestor's elusive final resting place.