Genealogy Speakers

If you are looking for a speaker for your society, the list below contains speakers who are actively seeking speaking engagements. Feel free to sort the columns by name or location if you’d like.
While speakers’ home-base locations are listed, most are willing to travel. Please visit the speakers’ websites and email them directly for more information on their availability and topics.

Other excellent sites to find quality genealogy speakers are:
Genealogical Speakers Guild and
Association of Professional Genealogists

Both of the above sites are linked to their member directories, where you can also search by location, specialties and more.

Genealogy Speakers

****SPEAKERS: If you would like to be included on this list, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page****
PhotoFirst NameLast NameIn-person and/or Online PresentationsEmailHome BaseBrief description of specialtiesBusiness Name (if applicable)Website
Dannell (Danni) Altman-NewellIn-person & OnlineemailTalking Box
LisaAlzo, M.F.A.In-person & OnlineemailUS > NY//
KelleyAmstutzIn-person & OnlineemailUS > OR, OHThe Genealogy
CarolAnselIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CT - Godfrey Memorial Library, MiddletownThe Godfrey
TheaBakeremailUS > AR
CindyBarberIn-person & OnlineemailUS > FL Gulf Coast
KBBarcombIn-person & OnlineemailUS > SoutheastUS military research - WWI & WW2

African American WW1 & WW2 research

MelissaBarkerIn-person & OnlineemailUS > TN

DeniseBeesonIn-person & OnlineemailPhoenix, AZReligious Records, Ethnicity Questions, American Migration, European Migration, How to do Genealogy, Railroad RecordsHow To Associatestbd
SheilaBenedictIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CABenedict Research
BerniceBennettIn-person & Onlineemail and
AndreaBentschneiderIn-person & OnlineemailGERMANY - Hamburg
Kelli JoBergheimerIn-person & OnlineemailUS > OH - ColumbusDNA Analysis and Genealogical OrganizationMess on the Desk
Gail ShafferBlankenauemail
Charlotte M.BocageIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA - Southern California
NatalieBodleemailNORTHERN IRELANDRoots
Diane M.BoumenotIn-person & OnlineemailUS > RI
EleanorBrinskoIn-person & OnlineemailUSA >
ClaireBrisson-BanksIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MO, IndependenceUS, England, Scotland, Australia, Canada, Engaging Youth.Timeless Genealogies
FionaBrookerIn-person & OnlineemailNEW ZEALANDMemories In
RuthCampbellIn-person & OnlineemailUS > GADNA Case Studies
Beginners Guide to Researching (Research Like A Pro) Method
Free Genealogy Resources
Lets Talk DNA
DawnCarlileIn-person & OnlineemailUS > Pacific Northwest
AmyCarpenterIn-person & OnlineemailUS > UtahUS South, Philippines, General Methodology
ShannonChristmasIn-person &
BarbaraCoakleyIn-person & OnlineemailUS > TX -
SaraCochranIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA - Southern CaliforniaThe Skeleton
ChristineCochranIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
ChristineCohenIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA - Southern California
William E. "Bill"ColeIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CaliforniaEngland, New England,
PatriciaColemanIn-person & Onlineemail USA > MNDNA, Irish researchPatricia Coleman Genealogy
Sydney F.CruiceIn-person & OnlineemailUS > PA -
LuanaDarbyIn-person &
ConnieDavisIn-person & OnlineemailCANADA & US (dual citizen)Genetic genealogy, communicating for genealogy, reparative genealogy, WikiTree
SaraDawsonIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CODescent Detective,
LindaDebeIn-person & OnlineemailUS > NCThe Sleepless
LaraDiamondIn-person & Onlineemail
MaryEberle, JDIn-person & OnlineemailUS > WIDNA Hunters
Valerie ElkinsIn-person & Onlineemail
AlbertFiacreIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CT - New England (Godfrey Memorial Library)The Godfrey
Janis MinorForteIn-person & Onlineemail
MargaretFortierIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
GingerFrereemailInformation Diggers
LaDonnaGarnerIn-person & Onlineemail
MagsGauldenIn-person & OnlineemailUS & CanadaGrandma's
Claire GebbenUS > WA - Seattle
CarolGenungIn-person & OnlineemailUS > IL
JohanneGervaisemailCANADA - Quebec
Diane L.Giannini emailAncestry Sleuths
StephenGillOnline onlyemailUKPhoto restoration and family photo historianPhoto
RonGilmoreIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA - Palm
Lisa S.Gorrell, CGIn-person & Onlineemail US > Northern California
JulieGoucherIn-person & OnlineemailUK > Northeast England
Liv MaritHaakenstadIn-person & OnlineemailNorwayNorwegian Genealogy, Norwegian-American Genealogy, emigration, forensic genealogy, and non-fiction writing.Genit AS
TamaraHalloIn-person & OnlineemailHallo Genealogy
MaryHendersonIn-person & OnlineemailUS
DianeHenriksIn-person & Onlineemail/US > CA - Southern California- Descendancy Research
- Brick Wall Research
- Living People Search
- Unknown Parentage Research
- Methodology
- Genetic Genealogy/DNA 
- Family History Publishing
Know Who Wears the Genes in Your Family
Risa DaitzmanHeywoodemailUS > AZResearch By
RichardHillIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
MaryHojnackiIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MI - Metro Detroit area

JenniferHolikIn-person & OnlineemailChicago, ILWWI and WWII research and writing
Ancestral Lineage Healing
Family Patterns & Inherited Trauma
Genealogy research
Ancestral Souls Wisdom School
DanielHorowitzIn-person & OnlineemailIsraelTechnology, How-To, MyHeritage, Jewish & Israel, General research, DNA, Teaching, Languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew.
Miyamoto LorettaJensenIn-person & OnlineemailUS
PeggyJudeIn-person & OnlineemailUS > Florida and Chicagoland (IL)DNA (Genetic Genealogy), Genealogical Technology including AI, Preserving Family History and Family Heirlooms, Genealogical Methods and Records, and Swedish Genealogy. Jude Family Research Services
FritzJuengling PhD, AGIn-person &
DanaKellyIn-person & OnlineemailUS > WI, MadisonNorwegian and Norwegian-American genealogyNorwegian American Genealogical
SeemaKenneyIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MA -
StephanieKhattakIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
AlinaKhudaIn-person & OnlineemailIRELAND -
EllenKowittemailUS > Denver, CO
Ursula C.KrauseIn-person & Onlineemail
LianneKrugerIn-person & OnlineemailCANADA - Alberta
EvaKujawaIn-person & OnlineemailLeeds, UKEastern Europe,
South Africa
Kujawa Klatsch
KathrynLake HoganIn-person & OnlineemailCANADA > OntarioLooking 4 Ancestorswww.looking4ancestors
LeahLarkin, PhDIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA - San Francisco Bay AreaThe DNA Geek
PeggyLauritzenIn-person & OnlineemailUS > OhioLDS, FamilySearch, Appalachia, MethodologyPeggy Clemens Lauritzen
RhondaLauritzenIn-person & OnlineemailOgden, UtahWriting family history stories, biography, and memoir. Oral history. Writing about the hard stuff and navigating sensitive subjects. Researching/writing buildings places. Running a profitable life story or genealogy business.Evalogue.Life
Devon NoelLeeIn-person & OnlineemailUS > TXFamily History
Andrew LeeIn-person & OnlineemailUS > TXFamily History
DanaLeedsIn-person &
ShannonLewisIn-person & OnlineemailUS > NE - OmahaHistory Walks Nebraska
LisaLissonIn-person & Onlineemail
Nancy E.LoeIn-person & OnlineUS > CA - Central CoastSassy Jane
JaniceLovelaceIn-person & OnlineemailUS > Pacific Northwest
EileneLyonIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CO Southwest
Annette BurkeLyttleIn-person & OnlineemailUS > FLHeritage Detective
ThomasMacEnteeOnline onlyemailChicago, Illinois USATechnology
HaleyMarshallemailUS > TX
Jamie Lee McManusMayhewIn-person & OnlineemailCoursegold, CaliforniaU.S.research. Speaking topics: Land Records, Homesteading, DNA, Census Records, and FamilySearch.California Cousins: Family History Research and Education
Phyllis CodlingMcLaughlinIn-person & OnlineemailUS > KYTwisted Roots Genealogy
SueMcNellyIn-person & OnlineemailUS > AZ
LisaMedinaIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA -
MilesMeyerIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
RebeccaMillerIn-person & OnlineemailUS > PAShake the
ShannonMillimanIn-person & OnlineemailFlorence, Alabama"How Asking Questions Can Heal Family Divides"
Documenting a life story - how to interview, ask the right questions, engage, document with easy, accessible, often free tools including transcription, video, audio, podcast.

RobynMoralesIn-person & OnlineemailCANADA > Alberta
JillMorelli, CGIn-person & OnlineemailUS > WA - Seattle
Judy NimerMuhnIn-person & Onlineemail
JoyNeighborsIn-person & OnlineemailUS > IL -
Michael JohnNeillIn-person & OnlineemailUS > IL
AdinaNewman, Ed.DIn-person & OnlineemailUS > New England
BrynaO'SullivanOnline onlyemail US > CTConnecticut, American Revolution, Lineage Society, TranslationCharter Oak
AmberOldenburgIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MidwestOne Branch At A
AnniParsonsIn-personemailUS > WIArchive Your Past
CynthiaPattonIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MO, Kansas City area
Jon MariePearsonIn-person & Onlineemail US > NY, Watertown Social Media, Ancestral Stories, & more. The Simple Living
GenaPhilibert-OrtegaIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA -
Lori LynPriceIn-person & OnlineemailBridging the Past
KayePrince-HollenbergIn-person &
LisaReedIn-person & Onlineemail
BrianRhinehartIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
Diane L.RichardIn-person & OnlineemailUS > NC -
KimRichardsonIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MSSouthern Heritage
MaryRisseeuwIn-person & OnlineemailUS > WI
DaveRobisonIn-person &
Mary KircherRoddy, CGIn-person &
AngelaRodeskyemailAngela Rodesky Genealogy
JaneRollinsIn-person & Onlineemail
Montrose CAJewish genealogy, using atypical sources for genealogy research. moreSherlock Combs
KatyRowe-SchurwanzIn-person & Onlineemail US > TX, HoustonFamilyTreeDNA-- Family Finder, mtDNA, Y-DNA, Big Y,
DavidRyanIn-person & OnlineemailIRELAND -
SueSchlichtingIn-person & Onlineemail US > NE, LyonsEngaging Youth in Genealogy, Midwest, German, Swedish and DNAPursuing YOUR
Craig R.Scott, CG, FUGAIn-person & OnlineemailUS > NCHeritage
KristiSextonIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA - Southern CaliforniaOne Leaf
JenniferShafferIn-person & OnlineemailUS > MNThe Formidable
TaraShymanskiIn-person & OnlineemailCANADAShymanski Genealogy Research
ArthurSissmanOnline onlyemailUS > Naples FLJewish genealogy, Methods and Processes, DNAPrivate individual
Patti HuffSmithIn-person & OnlineemailDallas, TexasBeginning Genealogy
Beginning and Intermediate DNA
Ancestry ThruLines
Using Social Media to Attract Descendants of Ancestors
Locating War Records
War of 1812
Finding Ancestors in Scholastic Records
RobynSmithOnline onlyemailMarylandCourt and Land Records, Genealogy Skill-building and Research Strategies, Slavery Research, Writing Family HistoryReclaiming
Christopher T.Smithsonemail
BethSparrowIn-person & OnlineemailUS >
MichelleSpencerIn-person & OnlineemailSoutheastern U.S. (Alabama)Family business, small town, ephemera as evidence, pandemics, and National Register of Historic PlacesRoma Mary
AlisonSpringIn-person & OnlineemailUK> ScotlandScottish records, and researching your family tree on a budgetScottish Ancestral Research: Genealogy
C. AnnStaleyIn-person & OnlineemailUS > FLMethodology, back to basics, computer resources, research sources, vital
records & their sources, society management; full presentation list is
on website.
PaulaStuart-Warren CG, FMGS, FUGA In-person & OnlineemailUS > MN - Saint PaulManuscripts, Railroad Records, WPA, Native American, City Directories, repositories, school records, state censuses, full list on website.Genealogy By Paula
ElizabethSwanay O'NealIn-person & OnlineemailUS > CA Central CoastThe Family Heart
AshleyThirsty-VannemailUS > OK
BarbaraTienIn-person onlyemailUS > CA - SF Bay AreaOur hard work in genealogical research becomes real when it reveals the family stories that stick. I'm focused on inspiring people with creative ways to share STORIES that will HOOK our families on history. I'm unshackled from any software of platform and usually looking for thoughtful ways to make the most from existing tools.Projectkin Community
Tammy Tipler-PrioloIn-person & OnlineemailAncestor Investigator
RoslynTorellaIn-person & OnlineemailMahoning County, OhioImmigrant and Italian American genealogyMahoning Valley Roots
KateTownsendIn-person & OnlineemailUS > PAFamily History Investigations
Shaun S.Udreaemail
RichVeneziaIn-person & OnlineemailUS > PA - PhiladelphiaRich
PamVestalIn-person &
PennyWaltersIn-person & OnlineemailUKSearch My Past
Jennifer (Jenny)WarnerIn-person & OnlineemailUS > IL - Northern
Donna and
Robert CameronWeiremailUS >
StephenWendtIn-person & OnlineemailTree
KristinWengerIn-person & OnlineemailUS > PA Lancaster County Methodology

Researching women

Pennsylvania's religious groups (especially Mennonite/Brethren and Moravian)
Legacy Tree
AriWilkinsIn-person & OnlineemailUS > TXAfrican American; Southern research; general library research; genealogical methodologyBlack
ClareWilsonIn-person & OnlineemailSCOTLANDTreehouse Genealogy
Marian BurkWoodIn-person & OnlineemailUS > New England
ChristineWoodcockIn-person & OnlineemailCANADAGenealogy Tours of
RenateYarborough SandersIn-person & OnlineemailUS > VA, Newport NewsBeginner to Intermediate methodology

African American methodology and resources
Megan ClarkYoungIn-person & OnlineemailUS > PA - WesternMacys Genealogy

NOTE: has no affiliation with any of the listed speakers and inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement or recommendation by or the National Genealogical Society.


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