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DON'T TEACH THEM WHAT THEY DON'T NEED TO KNOW
Adults as an audience are unique. They come to the learning experience for a variety of reasons. Some come because they choose to, others are sent. They all come with  expectations. They come with a lifetime of experience and with time limitations. 


HARNESSING THE POWER OF POWERPOINT
Learn how to create a Powerpoint presentation that is engaging and easy to follow. 


TAMING THE TECHNOLOGY
Learn what goes into holding a webinar presentation and how to be successful as your society moves toward offering more virtual presentations. 


CONFERENCING....VIRTUALLY
How can your society provide a virtual event to become more inclusive in allowing access to your presenters even when they live far away or have mobility issues that don't allow them to attend meetings in person

PLAN FOR ANCESTRAL INFUSION
Ancestral tourism is a largely, untapped market. Learn from an expert on how to enter this rewarding aspect of family history research. 

Small society? Limited budget? Ask me about providing a webinar for your group. You provide the wifi and the audience and I will provide the presentation and handout. 

Topics for Talks and Workshops:


  • Get Started Researching Your Scottish Ancestors​​​ 

​           learn the basics to start finding your Scottish ancestors

  • Breaking Through Brick Walls in Scottish Research

​           learn srategies for moving  your research forward

  • Navigating the ScotlandsPeople Website
  • ​Genealogy researchers have become accustomed to subscription websites and find navigating the ScotlandsPeople website to be too steep of a learning curve. Given that this is the ONLY place where you can access images of the actual documents held by the Registrar, it is critical that Scottish researchers are comfortable using the website
  • From Scotland to the Americas

          the events that led to Scots leaving Scotland and settling in              America

  • Canada - Land and Opportunity

          finding new opportunities through enticements to settle in               Canada

  • Researching HBC and Western Metis Ancestors
  • ​​Scotland has had a long history with the Hudson's Bay Company. Beginning in about 1702, men from Orkney began being recruited by the Hudson's Bay Company to work in their settlement at York Factory. Many of these men had families with the Native women, creating the Metis Nation in Canada. In this presentation we will look at available records for the men who worked for the HBC as well as for Metis ancestral research. 
  • Researching Western Metis Ancestry

​           Métis was the name given specifically to mixed ancestry                   children of Scots men and Native women born on the                       Red River Settlement. In this talk we will look at the records             available to research Metis ancestors. 

  • Colonizing Canada
  • ​While the Empire Settlement Act didn't come into effect until 1922, several incentives and initiatives were undertaken to ensure that the new colony of Canada remained 'British' 
  • ​​Online Sources for Scottish Research

          have you exhausted the many online resources for finding                your Scottish ancestors?

  • Step Away From Your Computer: Using Scottish Libraries and Archives for Genealogy

          discover the wealth of records available in Scotland's                       libraries and archives

  • Those Poor Daft Scots, Researching Poor Law and Asylum records
  • Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland

          Being prepared ahead of time will increase your success.               Let me help you get ready for the trip of a lifetime

  • Preserve Your Family History Research FOREVER
  • ​Learn how to use permanent online storage to organize your genealogy research. Learn about nesting albums to store your documents and photos according to family. The Forever guarantee is to store and preserve your precious photos, documents and videos for your life time plus 100 years. Guaranteed. Assign an account manager. Decide what happens to your photos andvideos after you are no longer here.
  • Preserving Your Legacy (creating family history books)
  • Learn how to create a family history photo book in an evening. Create a quality book that you can proudly share with others so that they too can enjoy your research and the stories you have uncovered. ​​
  • If I Should Die Before I Wake
  • Take charge of your demise. Whether through death or illness, or inability, take the bulls by the horn and get everything prepared for those you are leaving to manage your estate or make decisions when you no longer can. We will look at what information needs to get left to make taking over management of your life easier and less agonizing for others. 
  • Back to Basics
  • Just getting started with your family history? Looking for  a refresher? Join me to talk about getting started on your genealogy journey. Learn where to start, how to document, where to look and who to interview. Learn to cite your sources so that it becomes a habit.
  • Write it Down
  • Writing up your research finds doesn't have to be a daunting task. Let's work together to get started on sharing the stories of our ancestors.