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Upcoming and Previous Lectures

If you are interested in booking me for a webinar or in-person lecture, please contact me as soon as you begin to plan your events. As a busy mom, researcher, and speaker my calendar fills up quite quickly. 

Beginning in July 2019 my rates will increase. All bookings after July 1 will be under the new rates listed below.

Currently, I charge $150 per 1-hour lecture plus expenses. This will increase to $200 per 1-hour lecture plus expenses.  For all-day workshops/seminars (3+ lectures) the rate will increase from $500 plus expenses to $700 plus expenses.


  • Scheduled: 12 May Indian River Genealogical Society Webinar
  • Scheduled: Ohio Genealogical Society Conference April 29 - May 2
  • Scheduled: FXGS Annual Conference, DNA Track, Saturday 4 April


  • BOOK TOUR: 17 December, Vienna, Virginia at the Patrick Henry Library 7pm
  • Scheduled: DNA Lecture TBD, Mt Vernon Genealogical Society, 19 November, 10am
  • Scheduled: "House Histories: What are they and why are they important" and "Research Strategies for Early Colonial America Ancestors"
    10am 16
     November, FXGS, Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station
  • Scheduled: "What is Tropy and why should genealogists use it?," 7pm 15 November, FXGS, Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station
  • Scheduled: "Creating a Research Plan Using DNA Testing," 22 September, Baltimore Genealogical Society 
  • BOOK TOUR: 19 September, Manassas, Virginia at the Bull Run Library RELIC 7pm
  • Scheduled: "Not Your Grandma's Genealogy" to the Micajah Bullock DAR Chapter, Raliegh, NC, 14 September
  • Scheduled: 3 lectures at the FGS conference, Washington, DC August 21-24
  • Scheduled: "Deciphering atDNA Testing," 11am 15 August, RELIC, Manassas, VA
  • Scheduled: Genetic Genealogy and You Workshop,10 August, Blair Mansion, Bowie Maryland.
  • BOOK TOUR: 10 July, Winchester, Virginia at the Handley Regional Library 7pm
  • "Genealogy: It's not your grandmother's hobby anymore," 7pm, New Market Virginia Historical Society, New Market, VA 
  • "What do These Ethnicity Results Mean," 20 May 9am, Hunt Club Lecture, Gainsville, VA
  • Understanding and Analyzing DNA Results" 15 April, Carroll County Maryland Genealogical Society.
  • Seminar for the NC NSDAR, March 1-2
  • DNA and Genealogy lecture to Springfield, VA Rotary Club, 14 February 
  • "Intricacies of yDNA Testing for DAR Applications: how to incorporate a yDNA testing into your applications" 3 February, VA NSDAR Chapter
  • "Virginia Records from Colonial to Modern Times" Family Tree University, 24 January
  • "An Introduction to Chromosome Mapping and Phasing" Utah Genealogical Society, 22 January

  • "What Do These Ethnicity Results Mean?" December 12th, Family Tree University.
  • "What Your Chromosomes Can Tell You" 3 November, Fauquier Courthouse DAR Chapter.
  • DNA Seminar - Staunton Library, 2pm
  • DNA Topic TBD, 16 October, Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society, 1 pm.
  • "The Life of Harry Coad: Separating the facts from the family legend to tell the true story of an American Civil War Soldier" 10 October, 33rd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences in Arras, France.
  • "An Introduction to Chromosome Mapping and Phasing" 8 September, Library of Virginia DNA Day
  • "DNA Testing: Do it? What to Do with the Results?" 1pm, 30 August, at Celebrate VA, Fredericksburg, VA. 
  • FGS 2018 Conference, Ft. Wayne Indiana:  "Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing" and "Vital Records Are Always Correct…Or Are They?
  • At the Family Tree Magazine Booth, lectures on Friday and Saturday about DNA. See schedule at the booth.
  • "Merging DNA Results With Traditional Research: Tips For Professional Genealogists" APG Virtual Chapter 8:30pm EST, 1 August
  • DNA Seminar, 23 May Thomas Balch Library Leesburg, VA.
  • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Truth about Published Family Histories" 16 May Southern California GS Webinar Series.
  • AncestryDNA site walkthrough, 17 April at 7pm, Family Tree University Webinar.
  • "Understanding and Analyzing atDNA Results" 16 April Heritage Hunt Club Genealogical Society.
  • "Beyond the Obituary: Finding death Sources" & "Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing" Ohio Genealogical Society Conference 11-14 April Columbus, OH.
  • Family Tree University Virtual Conference 6-8 April
  • "Create Genealogy Videos and Images for Free with Adobe Spark" and "Ten Databases You Need to Know About" 24 March, Fairfax Genealogical Society, 10 am.
  • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Truth about Published Family Histories" 22 March, Fairfax Genealogical Society, 7:30 pm.
  • "Heraldry Basics for Researchers" 24 February, House of Burgess Chapter of the NSCD17C.
  • "Understanding Your DNA Results" 3 February, Fredericksburg Chapter of the NSCD17C.


  • "Understanding Y-DNA for DAR Use" 2 December, Henry Clay Chapter Virginia DAR monthly meeting
  • Virginia Genealogical Society Fall Conference, 28 October, Norfolk, VA "Crash Course on the Library of Virginia’s website" , "A Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy" , "Deciphering atDNA Testing" , "The Nuts and Bolts of Writing a Family History"
  • "Resolving Conflicts in Your Family Tree" 16 October, Heritage Hunt Club Genealogy Society Gainesville, VA
  • "What's in my Chromosomes?" 11 am 19 October at the RELIC Manassas, VA.
  • Keynote "Pairing Genetics and Genealogy for Successful Research" "DNA Q&A Session" "Sorting Truth From Family Myth" 14 October, Baltimore Family History Workshop Essex, MD.
  • "The Ins and Outs of Lineage Application Research" 30 September, APG Professional Management Conference. 
  • "Heraldry and Genealogy" 21 September Washington, D.C. Colonial Dames 17th Century Chapter meeting, National Headquarters Washington, D.C.
  • "Understanding Y-DNA for DAR Use" 23 September, Falls Church Chapter Virginia DAR monthly meeting
  • "Creating a Research Plan with DNA" & "What's in my Chromosomes?" 16 September, at the Virginia: Where African American Genealogy and History Begin conference, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA.
  • "DNA Demystified" , "Which Test is Best for me" , "Proof Positive"15-17 September, Family Tree University Fall Virtual Conference.
  • "Understanding Y-DNA for DAR Use" 9 September, Cameron Parish Chapter Virginia DAR monthly meeting
  • "Researching Your Mid-Atlantic Ancestors" 8 September, 7-8 pm, Charles E. Beatley Library Alexandria, VA
  • "Understanding Y-DNA for DAR Use" 29 July Virginia DAR District 6 meeting
  • “Merging DNA results with Traditional Genealogy Research: Tips for Professional Genealogists” 15 July 2:00 pm at the National Archives Washington, D.C.
  • "A Genealogist's Tour of the Nations Capital" June 22, 8pm, Association of Professional Genealogists Webinar for the APG-Professional Management Conference, Webinar
  • "Early American Research Strategies" 12 May, 1:30 PM, FindMyPast booth at NGS
  • "Let me tell you about your genes" 2 hour presentation to the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society 16 May, 1-3pm
  • Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, April 26-29 "Researching On the Library of Virginia Website" , "Lies of a Soldier: Family Myth and Methodology" , "Learn to Research at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC)" , "Tracing Your Maternal Ancestors: Secrets in mtDNA" , "Tracing Your Paternal Ancestors: Secrets in y-DNA"
  • Virginia Genealogical Society Spring Conference, 22 April, Richmond, VA "Genetic Genealogy for the Beginner" , "Creating a Research Plan for DNA Testing" , "Organize Your DNA Data" , "Crowd-sourcing Your Genealogy to Break Down Walls"
  • "Gathering Your Thoughts: Writing Your Family Stories For Future Generations" 28 March, 7pm Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA
  • All Day DNA Seminar, Thomas Balch Library, 22 March, Leesburg VA
  • "How to get started tracing your family history" & "Using the GPS to solve family history research problems" 18 March, The Women's Forum, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Family Tree University Virtual Conference 3-5 March
  • "Introduction to Genetic Genealogy" and "What Your Chromosomes Can Tell You About Your Family" 25 February, 2-4pm EST, Harford County Public Library’s Annual Genealogy Conference 
  • "Create Genealogy Videos and Images Quickly for Free with Spark" February 8-11 at RootsTech, Salt Lake City Utah.
  • "Deep DNA Analysis Techniques" 24 January, 7pm EST, Family Tree University
  • Beginning Genealogy Workshop, DAR - Susannah Chandler Chapter, 10am EST, Wilderness Library Locust Grove, VA
  • Diversity Workshop, Liberty Elementary school, 20 January
  • "Tips and Tricks to Organizing Your Genealogy" 11 January, 8 pm EST, Legacy Webinars


  • "How to Organize Your Research for Genealogical Writing" & "The Basics of Telling Your Family Story" 19 November Fairfax Genealogical Society Saturday Education Class
  • Scheduled:  "Early American Research Strategies" 17 Nov Family Tree University Webinar
  • "Introduction of DNA Testing for Genealogy" 25 October 7pm Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA
  • "Organize Your DNA Data" 11 October Family Tree University Webinar
  • "Genetic Genealogy for the Beginner" & "Advanced Techniques for Genetic Genealogy" 24 September Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
  • "Formulate Your DNA Testing Strategy"and "Use to research your early American ancestors" in addition to being the super moderator 16-18 September Family Tree University Fall Virtual Conference.
  • "Joining a Lineage Society" 10 September 10 am lecture place TBD given for the Susannah Chandler Chapter NSDAR for perspective members
  • "Westward Ho! Following a family migration across America"  10-12 August Glasgow, Scotland International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Studies
  • "Great-Grandma Said we Have an Indian Princess: Verifying Native American Ancestry Through DNA Testing" 2 August, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA Native Voices exhibit
  • "Getting Started Workshop" 23 July All day Seminar, Fredericksburg, VA 
  • "Heraldry for Genealogists" 13 July Legacy Family Tree Webinars
  • "Virginia Research Secrets" 9 June Family Tree University Webinar
  • "Breaking Down Brick Walls" 8 June Alexandria Public Library, Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library 7pm
  • "Organizing Your Genealogy" 12 May Virginia Beach Genealogical Society 
  • " Successful Lineage Society Applications" and "Researching on the Library of Virginia Website "28 - 30 April at the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
  •  4 Class DNA Track 2 April  at the Fairfax Genealogical Society Spring Conference
  • "How to Get Started Tracing Your Family History" and "Using the GPS to Solve Family History Research Problems"  19 March Women's Forum Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • "Genetic Y-Chromosomal Tests" and "Spreadsheet Secrets to Organize Your Genealogy" 11-13 March Family Tree University Winter 2016 Virtual Conference
  • DNA Testing Tools 18 February Family Tree University Webinar
  • "The Basics of Virginia Research" January 20 Legacy Family Tree Webinars


  • "Online and Offline Resources for Virginia Genealogy" Legacy Family Tree Webinars
  • "Tips and Tricks for Using the Library of Virginia Website" Legacy Family Tree Webinars
  •  "Beyond the Obituary: Finding Death Sources" 21 November 2015 Fairfax Genealogical Society
  • " Researching Naval History" 19 November 2015  Fairfax Genealogical Society
  •  Roanoke Library 12-5pm Roanoke, VA experts day participant 
  •  "Engaging The Next Generation" 21 October 2015 Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) Winchester, VA
  •  Beginning Genealogy Workshop 14 October 2015 for the Susannah Chandler Chapter NSDAR, Salem Church Library Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy" 10 October 2015 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society Fall Lecture Series
  •  "Tips and Tricks to using" 10 October 2015 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society Fall Lecture Series
  •  "Engaging the Next Generation" 7 October 2015 Minnesota Genealogical Society (Webinar) 
  •  "Best Virginia Genealogy Strategies" 23 September 2015, Family Tree University (Webinar)
  •  "Heraldry for Genealogists" 18-20 September 2015 Family Tree Univeristy Fall Virtual Conference.
  •  "Using the American Memory Collection" 18-20 September 2015 Family Tree Univeristy Fall Virtual Conference.
  •  "Hunting Ancestors in Newspapers" 1 September 2015 Elder Study Group at the University of Mary Washington
  • "Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy" 10 July 2015 Isaac Cummings Family Association 2015 Reunion
  • "Creating and Maintaining a Family History Blog" 9 June 2015 Ontario Genealogical Society (Webinar)
  • "Raising the Next Generation: Engaging and Instilling an Appreciation of Family History in Children," 25 April 2015 Fairfax Genealogical Society
  • "Beginning Irish Research and DNA," 21 April 2015 Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fredericksburg, VA
  • KEYNOTE "The Threads That Bind Us Together: Unlocking Genetic Genealogy"14 March 2015 Family History Day, Fredericksburg, VA Family History Center
  • "Genealogy and Heraldry" 14 March 2015 Family History Day, Fredericksburg, VA Family History Center
  • "Climb Your Genetic Family Tree," 13-15 March 2015 FTU Winter Virtual Conference (Webinar)
  • "Dead End: 5 Sources for Death Records" 13-15 March 2015 FTU Winter Virtual Conference (Webinar)
  • "Using The National Archives Online Search Function" 11 March 2015 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
  • "Search International Family Records on" 24 February 2015 Family Tree University (Webinar)
  • "Using and Understanding Obituaries in Your Research" 11 February 2015 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society


  • Jump Start Your Genealogy With Social Media  25 November 2014 Family Tree University (Webinar)
  • "Lies of a Solider: The True Identity of Harry Coad," 12 November 2014 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society
  • "Tips for a Successful Lineage Society Application," at The Genealogy Event in New York City October 17 & 18
  • "A Genealogist’s Guide to Heraldry," at The Genealogy Event in New York City October 17 & 18
  • "Using The Find My Past Website," 11 October 2014 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society Fall Conference at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library
  • "Where do I Put it: Organizing Your Physical And Digital Files," 25 September 2014 Elder Study Group at the University of Mary Washington
  • "Top Free Websites for Obituaries,"  19-21 September 2014 FTU Fall Virtual Conference (Webinar)
  • "Top 5 Undiscovered Family Tree Databases," 19-21 September 2014 FTU Fall Virtual Conference (Webinar)
  • "Lies of a Solider: The True Identity of Harry Coad," 14 August 2014 Second Life Chapter of APG (Webinar)
  • "Source Citations for Regular People," 20 May 2014 Family Tree University (Webinar)
  • "10 Simple Strategies for Using," 16 April 2014 Family Tree University (Webinar)
  • “Sharing Your Family History in The Digital Age,” 12 March 2014  Fredericksburg Regional Genealogy Society
  • “Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA as a Tool in Genealogy,” 1 March 2014 Family History Day Fredericksburg, VA
  • “The Ins and Outs of Social Media for Genealogists,” 1 March 2014 Family History Day Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Tricks for Using the National Archives’ Online Public Access Search,” 28 February 2014 Family Tree University Virtual Conference (Webinar)
  • "DNA Analysis: a 21st Century Tool For Genealogy," 15 January 2014 Elder Study Group at the University of Mary Washington


  • “DNA and Genealogy: Why do They go Together?”  28 October 2013 Friends of the Central Regional Rappahannock Library
  • “Virginia Genealogy Beyond the Basics,” Family Tree University 24 October 2013 (Webinar)
  • “Introduction to Genetic Genealogy,”  9 October 2013 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogy Society
  • “Lineage Societies: Honoring Your Past With Your Research,” 11 May 2013 Central Rappahannock Regional Library Genealogy Symposium
  • “Introduction to Genetic Genealogy,” 11 May 2013 Central Rappahannock Regional Library Genealogy Symposium
  • “Genealogy Blogging: The ins and outs to Using Social Media for Genealogists,” 10 April 2013 Fredericksburg Regional Genealogy Society meeting
  • “What is a Blog,” 21 January 2013 Given to 6th and 8th grade journalism classes at local Middle School

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