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!
The summer is fast approaching! It seems like Christmas was not that long ago. (Don’t tell anyone but I still have a string of Christmas lights hanging on our banister.) Since April is already here, I thought I’d take a moment and share my Summer and Fall travel and speaking schedule with you. Exciting things are on my horizon and I hope to see some of you at one of these events!
- May 7 – 15, my spouse and I will be taking a trip to Salt Lake City for nothing but research, research, research!
- May 21 – I will be attending the Austin Genealogical Society Annual Seminar featuring Thomas MacEntee.
- June 2-5 – I will be attending the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, and will be presenting on Sunday.
- June 15-25 – I will be on a family vacation to Detroit Lakes, MN with a few genealogy stops tucked in somewhere along the way.
- June 26- July 2 – I will be attending GRIP and taking the Forensic Genealogy course.
- July 9 – I will be speaking at the Austin Genealogical Society, Education Program – “Intermediate Concepts in Genealogy”
- July 17 – 22 – This year I am lucky enough to attend both weeks of GRIP. The second time, I am taking the Practical Genetic Genealogy course.
- November 11-13 – I am considering attending the FamilyTree DNA Conference in Houston, but we will see what my budget and energy will allow by then. After writing up this list, this one may have to wait until next time.
- November 17 – I will be speaking at the Sun City (TX) Genealogy meeting.
Wow! I’m exhausted just writing this up! Well, that’s what’s in store for me for the rest of the year. I’ve got other projects underway as well. So, if you find yourself near me at any of these events, be sure to say ‘hi’!
I just wanted to share the events I will be attending as well as the programs I will be giving for the rest of the year. I have a busy few months ahead!
- May 4: “Evernote” Presentation – Colorado Chapter APG
- May 23-June 2: Road trip to visit family and do a little research in Ohio
- June 8-14: I will be attending Elizabeth Shown Mills’ course on methodology at IGHR (Birmingham, AL)
- June 21-July 5: Family vacation to Minnesota (I don’t have any ancestors up there, so I will probably do a lot of reading and/or writing when we aren’t fishing and canoeing.)
- July 10: “A Nose for the News” presentation – Adams County Genealogical Society
- July 20-27: I will be attending Tom Jones’ course at GRIP (Pittsburgh, PA)
- August 6: “Genealogical Education – Institutes and Home Study Options” – Boulder Genealogical Society‘s “You Asked For It” series
- August 21-24: I will be attending the FGS Conference in Fort Wayne, IN
- September 10-13: I MAY be attending a research trip to Salt Lake City with the Castle Rock Genealogical Society
- September 21: “The Power of the Family Legend: How I am Related to Roy Rogers” presentation at Castle Rock Genealogical Society
- October 1: “Evernote & Evidentia” – Boulder Genealogical Society’s “You Asked For It” series
- October 5: I will be attending the first annual Rocky Mountain Genealogical Seminar featuring D. Joshua Taylor
- November 21: “Evernote” Presentation – Larimer County Genealogical Society
- December 3: Title still to be determined, topic is county histories and mug books – Boulder Genealogical Society