Additional Resources

I present regularly in the Denver metropolitan area, and monthly to a group called GenConnect that meets at Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 3031 W. 144th Ave., Broomfield, CO. Here are a few of my current presentations. Please contact me to schedule one of these, or a custom presentation, for your group.


Your Family, Your Story, Your Voice!
Writing your family's story can seem like a daunting task. Learn how to begin by looking at the stories you share about your life, and memories of your family. Discover how easy it is to enjoy sharing these nuggets. It is never too early, or too late, to begin!
19th Century America - Cultural Changes and Their Effects on Records
America in the 19th century saw geographic, cultural, and historic changes that affected the records that were created. While this  was true for all Americans, it was especially true for women, African-Americans, and immigrants. We'll look broadly at the 19th century to understand these changes.
Genealogy Basics - Getting Started on Your Family Tree
Getting started can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Learn step-by-step how to do your own family's research.

Genetic Genealogy - What will DNA Testing Do for Me?
Genetic genealogy (DNA) is a dynamic field that is a powerful tool in genealogical research. Learn the basics of testing, and how to use your results to advance your family's research.

Linguistic Tools for Genealogists
Discover linguistic tips, tricks and resources that can help you find your most elusive ancestors. Missing ancestors often have more to do with language issues than you might expect. I will show you how to explore the language of your ancestors, to achieve better research results.
Lutheran Migration - Bound for America
Martin Luther wanted to change the Catholic Church. Instead he launched a movement that eventually caused many to move to America. We'll look at "Lutherans" in Europe, and the Why, How, and Where of their migration.
Women and the Records They Created
American women in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries left records, none of which are unique to women. But, these records can provide unique insights when looked at through a historical lens as American women's lives changed.

 If you are interested in doing research on your family lines there are many excellent resources available.  These are some of our favorites.  It is a dynamic list, so check back often! If you would like more information or have specific questions please feel free to contact me! 
Ancestry's resource page

Cyndi's list is the most complete listing on the web of resources Google Your Family Tree - Companion site to the book of the same name. Ellis Island has a searchable database by immigrant name and ship name for those who arrived in the U.S. through New York between 1892 and 1924. Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild Virtual Jamestown - one of my favorite sites if you have Virginia ancestors. You can browse or follow the navigation at the bottom to go directly to source documents related to many aspects of life in the 17th century. Library of Congress reading room for genealogy and local histories United States National Archives

U.S. Genweb -  Genealogy projects by state, county and surname

Family Tree Circles - connect with others researching your surnames

Fold3 - basic information is free but their best content requires a subscription.

New Leaf Genealogy
Denver, Colorado, USA

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