Speaking Engagements 2024

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Book your 2024 80th Anniversary of D-Day or 2025 80th Anniversary of VE and VJ Day Program now. See possibilities for programming.

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February 

Thursday February 22 2024 10:00 a.m. CST

Why Was Grandma So Mean?  Live program at the Lisle Senior Center, Lisle, IL. Registration for ages 50+.

Tuesday February 27, 2024  10:00 a.m. PDT

The Greatest Generation Live webinar for the North San Diego County Genealogical Society

Thursday February 29, 2024 7:00 p.m. CST

Guardians of History Webinar 1.  Learn more about this military research series and register today.

March 

Wednesday March 6, 2024  7:00 p.m. CST

Wise Female Ancestors Live program at the Cary, IL Library.

Thursday March 7, 2024 7:00 p.m. CST

Guardians of History Webinar 2.  Learn more about this military research series and register today.

Saturday March 9, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. EST

Why Was Grandma So Mean?  Zoom program for the North East Ohio Computer Assisted Genealogy.

Monday March 11, 2024 7:00 p.m. PST

Research a Veteran Register for the Zoom program for the Livermore/Amador Genealogical Society, CA

Tuesday March 12, 2024 6:00 p.m. CST

Introduction to Genograms.  Live program for the New Lenox Public Library, New Lenox, IL.

Thursday March 14, 2024 7:00 p.m. CST

Guardians of History Group Coaching Session.  Learn more about this military research series and register today.

Saturday March 16, 2024  10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

Navigating Life's Labyrinth.  Live workshop. Learn more & register.

Thursday March 21 2024 10:00 a.m. CDT

Uncovering Family Mysteries: Beginning Genealogy Techniques Live program at the Lisle Senior Center, Lisle, IL. Registration for ages 50+.

Thursday March 21, 2024 7:00 p.m. CDT

Guardians of History Webinar 3.  Learn more about this military research series and register today.

Thursday March 28, 2024 7:00 p.m. CDT

Guardians of History Webinar 4.  Learn more about this military research series and register today.

April

Tuesday April 2, 2024 10:30 a.m. CDT

Research a Veteran  Live program for the Niles-Main District Library, 6960 Oakton Street, Niles, IL 

Thursday April 4, 2024 7:00 p.m. CDT

Guardians of History Final Group Coaching Session.  Learn more about this military research series and register today.

Saturday April 6, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST

80th Anniversary of D-Day Programming  Live event at the Downers Grove Library, IL. 

Research a Veteran followed by a short break then The Greatest Generation

Monday April 8, 2024  7:00 p.m. PDT

The Greatest Generation Register for the Zoom program for the Livermore/Amador Genealogical Society, CA 

Thursday April 25 2024 10:00 a.m. CDT

Research a Veteran.  Part 1 of the military research strategy. Live program at the Lisle Senior Center, Lisle, IL. Registration for ages 50+ opens in December 2023.

May

Tuesday May 7, 2024 10:30 a.m. CDT

The Greatest Generation Live program for the Niles-Main District Library, 6960 Oakton Street, Niles, IL 

Wednesday May 8, 2024  7:00 p.m. Mountain Time

Research a Veteran  Zoom program for the Pike's Peak Genealogical Society, CO

Thursday May 9, 2024  7:00 p.m. CDT

Research a Veteran Live program for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, Naperville, IL. This event will be held at one of the Naperville Libraries (TBD as of Nov. 2023).

Thursday May 23 2024 10:00 a.m. CDT

Exploring the Greatest Generation.  Part 2 of the military research strategy. Live program at the Lisle Senior Center, Lisle, IL. Registration for ages 50+ opens in December 2023.

June

Saturday June 8, 2024  10:00 a.m. CDT

Researching WWII Online.  Zoom program for the South Suburban Genealogical Society (IL).

Wednesday June 12, 2024  7:00 p.m. Mountain Time

The Greatest Generation  Zoom program for the Pike's Peak Genealogical Society, CO

Thursday June 13, 2024  7:00 p.m. CDT

The Greatest Generation  Live program for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, Naperville, IL. This event will be held at the Naperville Municipal Center.


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Past Programs

Prior to March 2020, between 2013 and 2020, I spoke frequently in the Chicago area and in the Netherlands. Perhaps you also attended one of my four programs at RootsTech 2018. In 2022 I began speaking publicly again. Below is an abbreviated list of past speaking engagements.

Tuesday February 20, 2024 

The Greatest  Generation for the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

Wednesday February 7, 2024 

Why Was Grandma So Mean? for the Minnesota Genealogical Society. 

Tuesday January 16, 2024 

Research a Veteran  Live webinar for the Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

Thursday 4 January 2024 

The Greatest Generation. Live program for the Elburn, IL Library. 

Tuesday January 23, 2024 

Research a Veteran  Live webinar for the North San Diego County Genealogical Society

Thursday January 25 2024 

Genealogy 101: Build Your Family Tree From Scratch Live program at the Lisle Senior Center, Lisle, IL. 

2023

Tuesday 21 November 2023 Program for the San Ramon County Genealogical Society.

Exploring the Greatest Generation.

Saturday 18 November 2023 
Program for British Institute Winter Webinar Series.

Sacrifice & Remembrance. Genealogy & Commemoration in American & British Cemeteries and Memorials.

Wednesday 15 November 2023 Program for Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbook, IL.

The Prisoners, Missing & the Dead. 

Saturday 11 November 2023 Programs for the North Suburban Genealogical Society & Wilmette Library.

Research a Veteran.

Exploring the Greatest Generation.

Tuesday 17 October 2023 program for the San Ramon County Genealogical Society

Research a Veteran.

Wednesday 11 October 2023 program at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbook, IL.

Why Was Grandma So Mean? 

Saturday 12 August 2023 for Genealogy Study Group of West Michigan.

Circle of Influence. Using Genealogy to Identify Family Patterns and Trauma.

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Why Was Grandma So Mean?  Webinar for the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

2022

Saturday 22 October 2022 

Ancestral Time Travels: Timelines. Zoom program with the California Genealogical Society.

Saturday 8 October 2022 

The Greatest Generation Live program at the Wheaton Public Library held in conjunction with the DuPage County Genealogical Society. Wheaton, IL.

Saturday 1 October 2022 

Research a Veteran Live program at the Wheaton Public Library held in conjunction with the DuPage County Genealogical Society. Wheaton, IL.

Saturday 27 August 2022 Full day Stories from the Battlefield Seminar

Prior to 2022 - Abbreviated List

April 2019 Researching WWII Online. North Suburban Genealogical Society & Wilmette Library, IL.

December 2018 Finding the Answers: Starting WWII Research. Genealogy Study Group of West Michigan.

RootsTech 2018. I gave four World War II programs, one was livestreamed. 

January 2018. Research a Veteran. Delware Company, Papendrecht, The Netherlands. 

September 2017 Navigating WWII Records on Fold3. Cary Area Library District. 

June 2017. CRASH Museum Aalsmeerderbrug, Netherlands. Research a Veteran.

August 2016. 80th Infantry Division Reunion speaker. 

August 2016. 9th Infantry Division Reunion speaker. 

Summer 2016. FGS Conference. The Day That Lived in Infamy. Stories of the Lost.  

June 2016. CRASH Museum Aalsmeerderbrug, Netherlands. Research a Veteran.

October 2015. Four programs on WWII research in the Netherlands. Liberation Day for Goirle, Netherlands. The Freedom Museum, Groesbeek, Netherlands. Aalsmeerderbrug, Netherlands. Goeree-Overflakkee, Netherlands.

June 2015. Finishing the Story.  Niles Public Library, IL.