§ $50 to $75 per one hour lecture (depending on distance from my home to location).
§ For lectures further than 1 hour driving time from my home in Lebanon, Ohio, additional reimbursement for mileage at current IRS rate requested.
§ If travel requires overnight stay, reimbursement for lodging requested.
§ I will develop new lectures if requested
§ I will provide projector and computer
§ I will supply masters for handouts
§ I request sponsor provide screen and table
Current Speaking Engagements:
Type in Dana Palmer when prompted
Previous Speaking Engagements:
§ Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, 2013
§ Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, 2010 & 2011
§ Ohio Genealogical Society Librarians Seminar, 2011
§ Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Meeting, 2010
§ Dayton, Ohio Stake Family History Jamboree, 2004-2013
§ Warren County Genealogical Society Summer Workshop, 2005-2013
§ Sinclair Community College, 2010-2013
§ Warren County Career Center, 2012-2013
§ Warren County Genealogical Society, 2002-2013
§ Clermont County Genealogical Society, 2011
§ Butler County Genealogical Society, 2010
§ Hamilton County Genealogical Society, 2010, 2013
§ Greene County Genealogical Society, 2005, 2013
§ Montgomery County Genealogical Society, 2005-2007, 2012-2013
§ Union County Genealogical Society, 2012
§ Darke County Genealogical Society, 2013
§ Copperwood Ward, Glendale, Arizona, 2012
§ Glendale Stake, Phoenix, Arizona, 2013
§ Hidden Treasures at Family Search
Learn how to get the most out of familysearch.org. Learn how to access historical records, research wiki, and the family history library catalog.
§ Tricks to Successful Census Searches at Ancestry.com
Learn useful tricks and tips to find those elusive ancestors in online census records.
§ If You Don’t Find Grandma on the Internet
Learn how to find your ancestors using local resources such as genealogical and historical societies, newspapers, cemeteries, funeral homes, court, and land records.
§ Digging Up Your Ancestors: Finding Tombstone & Cemetery Records
Discover how to unearth your ancestor’s tombstones by tracking down cemeteries, transcriptions and finding interment records. Tips to find online cemetery photos will also be discussed.
§ Get it Together: Organizing Your Family Research
Learn successful methods to organize your research. Discussion will cover methods for organizing papers, pictures, research notes, and creating a research notebook.
§ Preserving Your History in the Digital Age
Learn useful methods to edit, enhance and fix your genealogy documents and family photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Examples from census, court, vital records and a variety of photos will be presented.
§ Developing a Virtual Cemetery Project
Have you or your society members ever wanted to visit a cemetery without having to travel there? Learn how to create a virtual cemetery project for the cemeteries you love.
§ Roots Magic
Find out how to make use of the best personal family history database software on the market. Discussion on entering data and using features such as source citation and publishing your work will be discussed.
§ Advanced Search Strategies at Family Search
Learn how to use advanced search techniques to find your elusive ancestors in the historical records at familysearch.org.
§ Tips for Successful Searches at Fold3
Learn useful tricks to find those elusive ancestors in military records at Fold3.
§ Publishing Like a Pro
This can be done as a 1 hour lecture or 2 hour workshop. Learn to publish your family book using MS Word. Formatting, indexing, inserting photos / documents will be shown.
§ Getting the Most out of Genealogy Message Boards
Learn how to effectively find surname and locality message boards, such as those on Rootsweb and internationally.
§ Beginner Photo and Document Editing Using Adobe Photoshop Elements
Beginner photo editing techniques will be demonstrated using the inexpensive software Adobe Photoshop Elements. Participants may bring digital images to be used in the demonstration.
§ Understanding Boundary Changes in Genealogy Research
Learn how to find your ancestors' land, court and census records even though the boundaries may have changed. Online historical maps will also be shown.