West Florida Genealogical Society
West Florida Genealogical Society

WFGS Speakers Bureau

These West Florida Genealogical Society members have made special studies of the subjects indicated and are willing and able to give talks on the same.  Click in a name to get a full description of their area of expertise and contact information.  If you are a member who would like to join the Speakers Bureau, click here for a blank form that can be emailed to the Webmaster.
  • Probate Love Affair: A tour through the records generated during probate, with case study
  • Chasing Rabbits - Organizational Tips and Tools
  • How DNA Fueled a Research Explosion
  • The Leeds Method - Color Clustering Workshop (DNA)
  • Introduction to Ancestry DNA
  • Just Write it! Genealogical Writing and Self-Publishing
  • DNA Testing - What's the Big Deal?
  • Cousinship: Practical exercises to learn the degrees of cousinship and other distant relatives
  • Getting the Most From Your atDNA Results
  • AncestryDNA - Getting Started
  • MyHeritage DNA - Getting Started
  • Exploring Family Tree DNA's Family Finder
  • atDNA 3rd Party Tools - GEDmatch
  • atDNA 3rd Party Tools - Genome Mate Pro
  • DNA Evidence - Citing Your Sources
  • Copyright and Fair Use in the Genealogical World
  • Immigration & Naturalization: How to Find the Records
  • Meeting the Genealogical Proof Standard
  • Acadian Research: From Grand Pre to Louisiana
  • Cemetery Research: It Isn’t Just Headstones
  • 2 Short talks – (1) Mining the Census (2) Disaster Preparedness for Your Research
  • What did Grandma & Grandpa Eat: Foodways of Our Ancestors (this requires a 2 month lead time)
  • Preserve Your Family History: Scan, Share Save
  • Getting Started with DNA: Comparing Companies and Connecting Cousins
  • Time Travel for Genealogists
  • FamilySearch 101
  • Native American Research
  • Christmas Through the Ages
  • How to Write Your Family History
  • Genealogy 101
  • Writing a Research Plan
  • Florida Pioneers, Settlers, and Builders