Reverse Genealogy: Locating Living Relatives – Live Virtual Event

Date:
Thursday, 11/05/2020
Time: 7:00 pm

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Let’s step away from researching our deceased ancestors and attempt to locate living relatives who might be in possession of Great-Great-Grandma’s family Bible, photos of Civil War ancestors, or letters written from the home country.  We’ll discuss online sites that allow us to look for potential living relatives at no cost and methods for contacting them without sounding like a scammer or a phisher! This is part 4 of a 4-part genealogy series. You are welcome to attend the entire series or just the topics that interest you. Scroll Down to register Online.

About the Presenter:

Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan is an engaging & dynamic genealogy lecturer at local, regional and national conferences; an educator teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced genealogy classes in Michigan since 2001; the author of The Genealogist’s Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan (published in 2018 by The In-Depth Genealogist), and a professional researcher for private clients.

.Her success in using Facebook to break down genealogical brick walls (both personally and in her classroom) inspired her to compile a list of 16,000+ Facebook genealogy links (updated May 2020).  Additionally, she has created a compilation of 170 instructional genealogical channels on YouTube.

Her passion for genealogy combined with practical and creative strategies keeps Katherine’s audience fully engaged and actively participating in her energetic and entertaining presentations.  Participants leave with the tools necessary to do their own research, as well as the inspiration to do it!

Katherine’s past & present genealogical society memberships and volunteer positions have included:

  • Virtual Genealogical Association – Founder/President (2018-present)
  • Michigan Genealogical Council – Vice-President (2016-2017) & President (2018-2019)
  • Association of Professional Genealogists – Board of Directors (2018-2019)
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies – Conference Publicity Chair (2019)
  • Genealogical Speakers Guild – Secretary (2018-2019)
  • Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh – Social Media Chair (2018-2019)
  • National Genealogical Society member (2013-Present)
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society member (2014-present)
  • New York Genealogical & Biographical Society member (2014-present)

An Army Reserve wife of 20+ years, Katherine has supported military families since 2010 as a member of the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) Cadre of Speakers.  She travels regularly across the country to speak at YRRP events for military members (and their loved ones) within the three stages of deployment (pre-deployment, during deployment and post-deployment).

In addition to her love for genealogy and public speaking, she is a mixed-media artist and served for 10 years as a board member for the Ann Arbor Women Artists (President, 2009-2013; Vice-President & Chair of Juried Exhibits Committee, 2007-2009; Treasurer, 2003-2007). You can see some of her work in a Facebook photo album, on her Instagram account, and on her Flickr page.

 


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This event has room for 98 people. There are currently 10 people registered.




11/05/2020 7:00 PM 11/05/2020 7:00 PM America/Detroit Reverse Genealogy: Locating Living Relatives – Live Virtual Event

Let’s step away from researching our deceased ancestors and attempt to locate living relatives who might be in possession of Great-Great-Grandma’s family Bible, photos of Civil War ancestors, or letters written from the home country.  We’ll discuss online sites that allow us to look for potential living relatives at no cost and methods for contacting […]

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