I offer a variety of genealogy presentations for your library, society or even your Family reunion. I can also customize a presentation to fit your needs. If you have a special presentation in mind or are interested in one of the current lectures or new presentations for 2019 please feel free to inquire.
Honorarium based on venue. Travel expenses may be applied.
All lectures are accompanied with Power Point presentations unless otherwise requested. Syllabus available for all presentations $2.00 per copy, also available in PDF format (cost based on venue) for venue reproduction.
Looking past cemeteries and wills to uncover forgotten history and relationships.
Knowing the difference and finding unintended genealogy gems between heretofore and appurtenances.
Considerations for a successful Lineage Society Application.
From the Great Lakes to the Ohio River. The roads and tributaries in between.
Understanding terminology found in deeds, patents, and surveys. Locating old properties on new maps.
From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, Land acts defined and dictated everything from our Constitution to our migration and settlement.
Ohio – A living “surveyors museum.” Where to find and how to use 18th and 19th century surveys to locate bygone homes on 21st century maps.
How Zane’s Trace opened the door for new roads and migration routes from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky, forever changing the landscape of Ohio
A look at land acts, survey methods and early transaction methods that will give you a better understanding of how to research land records.
Zane’s Trace; why historians remember it as they do. Why none of them agree and why all of them may be correct!
So many mysteries and doors can be unlocked when you dig past the wills and partitions.
Using a variety of records and looking beyond the Who, What, Where, and When in the opening lines lead to discoveries, clues, and sometimes surprises