Liz offers the following instructional 60- or 90-minute presentations for your group or organization. Her PowerPoint presentations are designed with visual interest to keep her audiences engaged. Contact Liz for more information about any of these topics or to request something else.
- Climbing Your Family Tree, Genealogy Basics (4 sessions) - Get started right! Four 90-minute sessions cover basic tools, record organization, online resources, on-site research in courthouses, churches, cemeteries, and repositories, maps, census and military records, immigration and naturalization, timelines, search tips, a bit of DNA, continuing education, and more.
- Cyber-Climbing Your Family Tree - This light-hearted presentation uses examples of documents for famous people to demonstrate how much genealogy research can be accomplished through online resources. It's the perfect talk for a casual hour with family history hobbyists and social groups.
- Documents, DNA, Methods & Luck, Finding Andrew's Father - This case study shows how the search for an 80-year-old gentleman's biological grandfather was successful when traditional document research was combined with DNA matches, strategic methodology for developing a FAN network for an immigrant servant woman in 1905, and (admittedly) some bits of luck.
- Fire, Water, and the 1890 U.S. Census - Most genealogists are aware the 1890 federal population schedule was destroyed by fire in 1921. Learn the story behind this historical and genealogical tragedy and how to work around the loss of that precious record.
- 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 genealogist had to learn the hard way, plus a few smart tricks she picked up from experts along the journey. 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.
- 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.