Lectures and Live Presentations


I am available to give lectures, seminars, and workshops, in person or via Zoom, on a variety of genealogical topics, including the following (I can also give lectures on other topics, just ask!):


  • DNA Part I: Types of DNA & Their Practical Uses/The Big Five Testing Companies (can be presented separately or with Parts  II & III)
  • DNA Part II: Shared Matches & Clustering (as a lecture or a workshop) (can be presented separately or with Parts I & III)
  • DNA Part III: DNA in Practice: Using DNA to Break Down Brick Walls & Solve Genealogical Puzzles (can be presented separately or with Parts I & II)Conference Photo 2
  • The Adoption Case of Amy G.: A Case Study
  • Finding Daniel McCormick in Ireland Using AncestryDNA: A Case Study
  • Solving a Historical Adoption Using Autosomal DNA: A Case Study
  • Using Ancestry’s ThruLines
  • Colonial DNA


  • Researching the People Enslaved by Your Ancestors
  • Descendancy Research and Its Applications
  • Newspaper Research for Genealogy
  • New & Innovative Uses of Timelines


  • Creating a Family History Book That Your Family Will Actually READ
  • Creating a Family History Slide Show For Your Family

Live Presentations for Families

If you live in Virginia, or the Washington, DC or Baltimore metropolitan regions, consider a live presentation for your next event or reunion to showcase your family’s history for your entire family!