Laura's Speaking Calendar
(see below for previous engagements)
2016
Feb 5 ~ Learn Something New About Ancestry Academy
RootsTech 2016
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Previous engagements
2015 (most recent first)
Apr 25 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
~ Turning Fiction into Fact
loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Portland, OR
Apr 15-19 Playing Hide-and-Seek with Ancestors in City Directories
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
NERGC 2015
Providence, RI
Jan 5 ~ A Sneak Peek at Ancestry Academy NGS
Salt Lake City, UT
2014
Aug 27-30 How to Manage a Large Genealogy Database Project
Publish! Bringing it All Together on a Mac
Publish Your Genealogy Online
~ Quality Research in a Pop Genealogy World (APG-sponsored luncheon)
FGS 2014
San Antonio, TX
Jun 6 ~ Using Fold3
CT Professional Genealogists Council
Webinar
Apr 5 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
~ Researching Your Civil War Ancestors Online
NH Society of Genealogists
Concord, NH
Mar 22 Playing Hide-and-Seek with Ancestors in City Directories
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Dallas Genealogical Society
Dallas, TX
Feb 22 ~ Turning Fiction into Fact
loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS)
Whittier, CA

Feb 6-8 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
~ How the Internet Makes Us Sloppy Genealogists and How to
   Thwart the Trend
RootsTech 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
2013
Dec 17 ~ Massachusetts Genealogy: Beyond the Basics Family Tree University
Webinar
Nov 16 ~ Create Online Genealogies for Your Clients Using TNG NEAPG Annual Meeting
Tisch Library, Tufts University

Oct 17-25 loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Wholly Genes 9th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise
Maine and Canada,
aboard the Grandeur of the Seas
Oct 16 ~ Turning Fiction into Fact Peabody Institute Library
Danvers, MA
Oct 9 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Peabody Institute Library
Danvers, MA
Oct 8 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Frost Free Library
Marlborough, NH
Sep 28 Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Digital
    Genealogy

The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Plymouth Historical Museum
Plymouth, MI
Sep 21 ~ How the Internet Makes Us Sloppy Genealogists
~ Finding Your Military Ancestors on Fold3
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Maine Genealogical Society
Brewer, ME
Aug 21-24 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
FGS 2013
Fort Wayne, IN
Aug 8-11    Isaac Cummings Family Association Reunion Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 1-5    Cool Things You Can Find Online About Your Grinnell Ancestors Grinnell Family Association Reunion
Glacier National Park, MT

July 12-13 ~ Introduction to Ancestry.com and Finding Your Landowner
~ Finding the Land: Cash Sales, Military Script, and Preemption
Homestead National Monument
Beatrice, NE
May 20 ~ An Introduction to Fold3 (an on-site webinar) Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
Webinar
May 14 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective Illinois State Genealogical Society
Webinar
May 8-11 ~ A Mac User in a PC World
~ Publish Your Genealogy Online
NGS 2013
Las Vegas, NV
May 4 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective Anesthesia History Association
Hartford, CT
Apr 27 Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Digital
    Genealogy
Keene Public Library
Keene, NH
Apr 17-21 ~ Publish Your Genealogy Online
loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online (sponsored by NEAPG)
Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
~ Jousting With the Gatekeepers (MGC Luncheon)
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)
Manchester, NH
Apr 10 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective Genealogy Club of Newtown
Newtown, CT
Apr 6 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet
Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
NH Society of Genealogists
Concord, NH
Apr 2 loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online Chelmsford Genealogy Club
Chelmsford (MA) Public Library
Mar 21-23 ~ Publish Your Genealogy Online
~ Mapping Ancestral Migration Trails and Their Stories
~ Researching Ancestors Online for Beginners (presented twice)
RootsTech 2013
Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 14 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet
      (snow date - rescheduled from March 7)
Littleton Historical Society
Littleton, MA
Mar 12 ~ How to Find Your Ancestors (and perhaps yourself) in the 1940 Census
      (rescheduled from February 27)
Wadleigh Memorial Library
Milford, NH
Mar 12 loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online Friends of the National Archives, SE Region
Webinar
Mar 9 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective Falmouth Genealogical Society
Falmouth, MA
Feb 20 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
Cape Cod Genealogical Society
Brewster Ladies' Library
Jan 24 ~ Ancestry.com Search Secrets
Family Tree University
Webinar
2012
Nov 17 loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
Essex Society of Genealogists
Lynnfield Center, MA
Nov 12 ~ Using an Outstanding Military Site: Fold3
~ Online Resources for the War of 1812
Allen County Public Library (ACPL)
Fort Wayne, IN
Oct 26-27 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
There's an App for That!
The Genealogy Event
New York City
Oct 24 ~ Find Your Military Ancestors on Fold3.com Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Oct 20 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
North Haven, CT
Oct 6 loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
~ How to Find Your Ancestors (and perhaps yourself) in the 1940 Census
NH Society of Genealogists
Concord, NH
Aug 29 -
Sep 1
Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
How to Manage a Large Genealogy Database Project
Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
FGS 2012
Birmingham, AL
Aug 20 loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online Georgia Genealogical Society
Webinar
July 21 ~ Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors in Academic Archives
~ Locate the Origins of Your Immigrant Ancestors on Fold3
Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar
Waltham, MA
July 17 ~ How to Find Your Ancestors (and perhaps yourself) in the 1940 Census Windsor Historical Society
Windsor, CT
June 16 ~ How to Find Your Ancestors (and perhaps yourself) in the 1940 Census Keene Public Library
Keene, NH
June 7-10 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
There's an App for That!
Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
   Resources
SCGS Jamboree
Burbank, CA
May 4-5 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

Turning Fiction into Fact
Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources

Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Nebraska State Genealogical Society
Grand Island, NE
April 21 ~ How to Find Your Ancestors (and perhaps yourself) in the 1940 Census Nashua Public Library
Nashua, NH
Apr 12-14 ~ A Mac User in a PC World
There's an App for That!
~ Stories Within Our Nation's Records (sponsored by Fold3)
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
Cleveland, OH
Mar 14 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Genealogy Club of Newtown
Newtown, CT
Feb 27 ~ A Celebration of Family History Lebanon, NH
Feb 2-4 ~ Publish Your Genealogy Online
loc.gov: Using Our Nation's Library Online
RootsTech 2012
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 1 There's an App for That!: Professional Edition APG PMC
Salt Lake City, UT
2011
Nov 5 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty Within Families
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History

Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society
Round Lake Beach, IL
Oct 19 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective
Cape Cod Genealogical Society
Brewster Ladies' Library
Oct 8 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Middlesex Chapter of MsOG
Framingham (MA) Public Library
Oct 1 ~ Researching Your Civil War Ancestors Kennebunk Free Library
Kennebunk, ME
Sep 8-10 How to Manage a Large Genealogy Database Project
~ Pioneer Women on the Midwestern Frontier
~ Using Diaries and Journals to Add Personality to Your Research
FGS 2011
Springfield, IL
Aug 6 ~ Genealogy Research Online: Sites and Strategies That
     May Surprise You
~ Find Your Family on Footnote.com
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Akron, OH
July 21-24     Isaac Cummings Family Association Reunion Danvers, MA
June 12-17     Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR)
            (attending)
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
May 11-14 ~ Diving Deeper into the Unique Records on Footnote.com NGS Conference
Charleston, SC

May 9 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective
Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
Whidbey, WA
May 7

Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Turning Fiction into Fact
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
Tacoma, WA
April 6-10 Business Secrets of Professional Genealogists: We’re Human Too!
    (Luncheon Talk)

Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in New England's Academic Archives
Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources

New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)
Springfield, MA

Feb 26-28

Hiring a Professional Genealogist at Home and Abroad
Locating Missing Brits Who Went to America
Who Do You Think You Are? - LIVE 2011
London, England
Feb 10-12

    RootsTech
RootsTech
Salt Lake City, UT
2010
Nov 18

~  Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families
Southborough Genealogy Club
Southborough (MA) Library
Oct 23 Turning Fiction into Fact
Essex Society of Genealogists
Lynnfield Center, MA
Oct 19 & 21 Footnote.com
    Researching Civil War Ancestors
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
Oct 9 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective
Middlesex Chapter of MsOG
Framingham (MA) Public Library
Sep 29 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Wadleigh Memorial Library
Milford, NH

Sep 23 Turning Fiction into Fact
Fairfax Genealogical Society
Fairfax, VA
Sep 21 Diving Deeper into the Unique Records on Footnote.com
Mount Vernon Genealogical Society
Hollin Hall Senior Center, Alexandria, VA
Sep 21 & 23 Footnote.com
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
Sep 10-12
   Nickerson Family Association "Togethering"
Nickerson Family Association
Cape Cod, MA
Aug 17 From the Trenches: How We Manage Clients, Time, and
    Projects
APG Professional Management Conference at FGS
Knoxville, TN
July 20 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective
Windsor Historical Society
Windsor, CT
July 17 What I've Learned Since I First Started Taking Clients
     (a panel discussion)
National Capital Chapter of APG
Washington, DC
July 16 Footnote.com
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Archives
    (NIGRAA Banquet)
National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR)
Washington, DC
June 5 ~  Locating Digitized Images Online
Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Publish Your Genealogy Online
 The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society
Centennial, CO
May 26 An Introduction to Footnote.com
Genealogy Club of Montgomery County (MD) Historical Society
May 4 & 6 World War II records on Footnote.com
     (65th anniversary of V-E Day)
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
April 28 -
May 1
Diving Deeper into the Unique Records on Footnote.com NGS Conference
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 22-24 Pioneer Women on the Midwestern Frontier
Finding Ohio Families at Footnote.com
Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
Toledo, OH
March 30 Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources
Memorial Hall Library
Andover, MA
February 24  The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Jan 19 & 21 Using Footnote.com for African American Research
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
Jan 15 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

    Part of ALA's Genealogy Preconference: Behind the Genealogy Reference Desk: Where Everyone Knows Your Name
ALA Midwinter Conference, NEHGS
Boston, MA
2009
Sep 29 &
Oct 1
Using Footnote.com for Jewish Research
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
Sep 9 ~  The Nickerson Family of Cape Cod Wellfleet Historical Society
Wellfleet, MA
Sep 2-5 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference
 The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History

Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

FGS 2009
Little Rock, AR
July 14 Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources
Windsor Historical Society
Windsor, CT
May 5 & 7 Native American Records at Footnote.com
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
April 22-26

The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History

~  Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)
Manchester, NH
Apr 2-4 Publish Your Genealogy Online
Turning Fiction into Fact
How to Manage a Large Genealogy Database Project
Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
Huron, OH
March
10 & 12
Civil War Pension Records at Footnote.com
    Part of NARA's Know Your Records Program
NARA
Washington, DC
College Park, MD
Feb 21 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives

~  Locating Digitized Images Online
Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

~  Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families
West Valley Genealogical Society
Sun City, AZ
2008
Oct 14 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

Amherst Town Library
Amherst, NH

Sep 5-8
Nickerson Family Association "Togethering"
Nickerson Family Association
Cape Cod, MA
Sep 3-6 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference FGS 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 20 Locating Digitized Images Online Pollard Memorial Library
Lowell, MA
Jun 11
Turning Fiction into Fact
Cape Cod Genealogical Society
Cape Cod, MA (location TBD)
May 23-24
Nickerson Family Association California Reunion
Nickerson Family Association
Oxnard, CA
May 14


Through Their Words:
    The Intimate Accounts of Our Ancestors
    (ISFHWE Awards Banquet)

2008 NGS Conference in the States
Kansas City, MO
April 22

Turning Fiction into Fact

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society
Gardner, MA
April 5

Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources
New Hampshire Society of Genealogists
Manchester, NH
2007    
Dec 8 ~  Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families Falmouth Genealogical Society
Nov 17 ~ Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
   Perspective
Essex Society of Genealogists
Lynnfield Center, MA
Oct 5-6 Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of Digital
    Genealogy

Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family in
    Academic Archives

Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families
Montana State Genealogical Society
18th Annual Conference
Billings, MT
Sep 11 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists
Worcester Chapter, Auburn, MA
Sep 7-10 Nickerson Family Association "Togethering" Nickerson Family Association
Cape Cod, MA
Aug 15-18 Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using these Valuable
    Resources

Pioneer Women on the Midwestern Frontier
Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family in
    Academic Archives

FGS/ACPL Conference
Fort Wayne, IN
July 19-22     Isaac Cummings Family Reunion

Isaac Cummings Family Association
Sheraton Ferncroft Resort
Danvers, MA
June 2-3 Locating Digitized Images Online
Ontario Genealogical Society
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective

 
May 26     Nickerson Family Association California Reunion

Nickerson Family Association
Oxnard, CA
Apr 26 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)
Hartford, CT
Apr 21 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families DAR Meeting
Nashua, NH
Apr 13-14 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families OGS Conference
Columbus, OH
  A Mac User in a PC World  
  Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
    Perspective


 
Mar 24 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families
The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History

Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives

Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using These
    Valuable Resources


Fairfax Genealogical Conference
Fairfax, VA
Mar 13 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Memorial Hall Library
Andover, MA
Mar 10 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Littleton LDS Church
Littleton, MA
Feb 10 A New England Primer St. George Genealogy Jamboree
St. George, UT
Feb 9 A Mac User in a PC World
St. George Genealogy Jamboree
St. George, UT
2006    
Dec 9 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families Massachusetts Society of Genealogists,
Middlesex Chapter

Weston Public Library, Weston, MA
Sep 16 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
Essex Society of Genealogists
Lynnfield Center, MA
Sep 2 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families FGS/NEHGS Conference
Boston, MA
Sep 1 Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family
    in Academic Archives
FGS/NEHGS Conference
Boston, MA
May 18 Finding Your Ancestors in Private Records Nashua Public Library
Nashua, NH
May 4 Finding Your Ancestors in Public Records Nashua Public Library
Nashua, NH
Apr 29 Pioneer Women on the Midwestern Frontier OGS Conference
Toledo, OH
Apr 28 Locating Digitized Images Online OGS Conference
Toledo, OH
Apr 28 The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History
OGS Conference
Toledo, OH
Apr 8 Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using These
    Valuable Resources
Massachusetts Society of Genealogists,
Middlesex Chapter

Littleton, MA
Mar 28 The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create
    a Family History

Memorial Hall Library
Andover, MA

Feb 9 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Brookline Public Library
Brookline, NH
Feb 6
Promoting Your Genealogical Resources Online
see description for Locating Digitized Images Online
Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System
Danvers, MA
2005    
Nov 19 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Essex Society of Genealogists
Lynnfield Center, MA
Oct 27 Getting Started with Genealogy Nashua Public Library
Nashua, NH
Oct 16 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families DAR Conference
Washington, DC
Oct 16 Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using These
     Valuable Resources
DAR Conference
Washington, DC
Oct 15 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical
     Perspective
DAR Conference
Washington, DC
Oct 11 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Amherst Town Library
Amherst, NH
Sept 10 Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families FGS Conference, Salt Lake City
Sept 9 The Rest of the Story: Using Manuscripts to Create a     Family History FGS Conference, Salt Lake City
Sept 8 New England Update (NEHGS Luncheon) FGS Conference, Salt Lake City
July 21 Researching Your Cummings Ancestors on the Internet ICFA Reunion, Salt Lake City
July 16 Researching Your Grinnell Ancestors on the Internet Grinnell Family Reunion, Seekonk, MA
June 1 Diaries & Journals: Finding and Using These Valuable     Resources NGS Conference, Nashville
June 1 Quality Research in a Pop Genealogy World (NEHGS     Luncheon) NGS Conference, Nashville
May 4
    & 7
Treasures Within the Ivory Tower: Finding Family in     Academic Archives NEHGS, Nutshell Lecture
April 21 Researching Your Ancestors on the Internet Rochester Genealogical Society, NY
April 1 Make Your Point with PowerPoint NERGC, Portland, Maine
March 19 Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical     Perspective Connecticut Society of Genealogists
2004    
  Someday I may get the rest up, going back to 2001.  

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