I know it has been an incredibly long time since I have posted anything. I’d like to report that I have been away on a fancy vacation, backpacking across Europe or something equally as exciting and adventurous, but let’s be real here. I’m a parent and a self-employed genealogical researcher and speaker. Who has time for adventures like that? (Well, unless it’s research-related, right?)
This doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! The biggest thing that has happened is that I have taken a position as the Case Manager for my friend and colleague Deena Coutant of DigiDeena Family History Solutions. This means I am working to supervise all of the projects she’s got going, sending them to contractors, helping with marketing ideas, and working on research projects as needed. This job has been keeping me quite busy, especially as I get stabilized and familiar with the processes, and learn how to work with the contractors Deena already had in place, and helping to hire new contractors. It is an exciting time and we are having a great time working together!
I have also been busy getting my speaking schedule in order for the coming year. Here is what I have on the calendar so far:
- 13 January 2017, 10:30am, Austin Genealogical Society: “Beginning Genealogy Concepts”
- 18 January 2017, 8pm, Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Extension Series Webinar: “Who Lived Next Door? Using the FAN Club in Your Research”
- 28 February 2017, 7pm, Austin Genealogical Society: “Making Molehills Out of Mountains: Getting Organized”
- 10 March 2017, 1pm, Legacy Family Tree Webinars: “Home on the Range: Kansas Research Tips”
- 10 May 2017, 11am Eastern, National Genealogical Society Conference, Raleigh, NC: “The Most Prominent Citizens: Using County Histories in Your Research”
- 22-25 May 2017, (schedule still being determined) Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR), Austin, TX: “Genealogical Collections of Texas”
- 7 June 2017, 7pm, Minnesota Genealogical Society Webinar: “Using Google’s My Maps” (as of this blog post, they hadn’t published their 2017 schedule yet)
- 19 September 2017, 7pm, Wisconsin Genealogical Society Webinar: “The Third Coast: How the Great Lakes Shaped America”
*all times in Central time zone unless otherwise noted
There are several other items I have in the works, but the details aren’t firmed up yet, so when those items are worked out I will be sure to update this page and my calendar.
Here’s to 2017 being an awesome genealogy year!