An experienced speaker, Mary offers presentations on a number of genealogical and historical topics. All presentations are prepared using PowerPoint. Most presentations are designed to be one hour, but can be expanded and extended if necessary. She also offers a two-hour writing workshop in which participants practice writing techniques.
Mary can address your club or group on any of the following topics or another mutually agreed upon topic:
View an online webinar produced by Ancestry.com. In this presentation Mary offers genealogists, of all skill levels, tips and strategies for researching our elusive female ancestors. You do not need to be an Ancestry.com subscriber to view the webinar. After following the link to the video click on the "Sort by Name" tab at the top of the page and scroll down the alphabetical list to "Finding Females in Your Family Tree."
View the online seminar at Ancestry Academy, the comprehensive learning center for family history. Mary focuses on the different ways in which you can preserve your hard work tracing your family tree. She targets ways to preserve your research in writing. Ancestry Academy requires a small subscription fee. Your membership allows you to view dozens of helpful videos.
View an online video, hosted by FamilySearch, of Mary's presentation at the Professional Management Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn how Mary used a wide variety of resources to capture the fascinating life of a Santa Fe Trail trader who history has forgotten. This presentation targets other genealogy professionals, but viewers will learn about Mary's presentation style, research techniques, and the benefits of in-depth research.
"Henry O'Neill, Santa Fe Trail Trader," Santa Fe Trail Descendants Conference
"Preserving and Sharing Your Research," New Mexico Genealogical Society Symposium
"It's Not a Report; It's Not a Summary; It's a Genealogical Narrative!" APG Professional Management Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
"Planning to Write and Writing a Plan," Albuquerque West Stake Family History Conference, Albuquerque, NM
"Finding Females in Your Family Tree," Albuquerque West Stake Family History Conference, Albuquerque, NM; Los Alamos, NM Genealogy Club
"Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War" in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2013 National Genealogical Society conference
"Practical Spanish for Genealogists" in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the 2013 National Genealogical Society conference
"The Top Ten Reasons to Not Write Your Family History" in Birmingham, Alabama at the Association for Professional Genealogists luncheon
"Don't Neglect the Stories: Add Story-writing to Your Professional Services" Association of Professional Genealogists webinar
"The Bachelor: Reconstructing a Solitary Life" in Lakeland, Florida for the Imperial Polk County Genealogical Society; Albuquerque Genealogical Society