Is your club looking for a presentation on genealogy?

I provide presentations for local clubs and societies.

I strive to peak your interest in genealogy by providing the following:

  • Instruction
  • Guidance
  • Useful sources
  • Entertainment

Below are links to upcoming presentations, those I have presented in the past, and current presentation offerings.

     Upcoming Presentations

     Past Presentations

     Presentations Offered

Upcoming Presentations

Tuesday, 18 December, 2018 – Rotary Club of Conifer –  “DNA and Its Impact on Professional Genealogy” – DNA is all the rage these days.How has it impacted professional genealogists and what can it do for you?” – Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, CO., 7:00 AM.

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – High Country UU Fellowship, Dillon, CO – “Tales From the Life of a Professional Genealogist.”- Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church at 56 Highway 6, Dillon CO 80435 – 4:00 PM.

Past Presentations

Saturday, 17 November, 2018 – Colorado Genealogical Society – Genealogical GEM talk – “Anton Woode – Colorado’s Youngest Prisoner.”

Monday, November 12, 2018 – DAR Mountain Rendezvous Chapter – “Tales From the Life of a Professional Genealogist.”

Friday, November 09, 2018 – South Jeffco Rotary Club – “Tales From the Life of a Professional Genealogist.”

Saturday, October 21, 2018 – Colorado Genealogical Society – Genealogical GEM talk – “Soundex: Using Spelling Variations to Your Advantage”

Wednesday & Thursday, October 3 & 4, 2018 – St. Mary’s Academy – Roots to Rise Program – Genealogy Workshop for 8th-grade class

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Colorado Genealogical Society – “Forensic Genealogy”

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club – “What’s a Professional Genealogist?”

Colorado Genealogy Society – Genealogical Gems
   Saturday, March 17, 2018 – “What’s a Professional Genealogist?”
Saturday, February 17, 2018 – “Grandmother’s Secrets”

   Saturday, January 20, 2018 – “What’s in a name?”

Thursday, June 28, 2018 – Lakewood Rotary Club – “What’s A Professional Genealogist?”
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – Golden Kiwanis Club – “What’s A Professional Genealogist?”

Presentations Offered

I can customize a presentation to your preferences and needs, or you can choose from below:


Anton Woode: Colorado’s Youngest Prisoner – Out of hundreds of photographs in the Denver Public Library online Digital Collection, this one of a little boy in prison garb haunted me. I set out to find out who he was and what his genealogical records could tell me about him. Join me on a the amazing journey on which this young man’s life took him.








Grandmother’s Secrets – Her photo has always had its place in a silver frame on the black grand piano in our home. She wears an organza silk blouse embroidered with roses and a mysterious winged creature. A cameo is pinned where the drape of the collar meets the button-down front.  She is elegant and beautiful as she looks down demurely towards left her hand, perhaps contemplating her wedding ring? Join me as we traverse the scant and conflicting data available on her life and the information we can pull from it.






Tales From the Life of a Professional Genealogist – Truth is often stranger than fiction. In this talk, I will present seven different stories collected during my time as a professional genealogist. One story is not true. Can you figure out which one it is? In each story, I will share with you information on genealogical research methods and resources. If you are not careful, you will learn something and may even get bitten by the genealogy bug!





What’s a Professional Genealogist? –

  • Do I need one?
  • How do I find one?
  • What should I expect?

Many people have never hired a professional genealogist. But the demand is increasing as more and more people find elusive family members in their own research or just need help getting started. Or maybe you would love to know your family history but just don’t have time to invest.

In this talk I cover things you should consider before, during, and after hiring a professional genealogist.

Relax! It’s easy and fun!