Slides from How To Reveal Your Female Ancestor’s Story on

Here are my slides from How To Reveal Your Female Ancestor’s Story on that I presented Thursday at FGS in San Antonio.  What a fun crowd!


PDF Slides for How To Reveal Your Female Ancestor’s Story on

You will also find blog posts on the people I talked about and other female stories in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks!

Also, to see slides from my search presentations,  check out Slides and Presentations, specifically: Exhaustively Searching on and Successfully Searching to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on


Happy Searching!

Presentation Slides from Midwestern Roots

I had a great time at Midwestern Roots 2014 in Indianapolis this past weekend!  Lots of enthusiastic and energetic researchers. :-)

I’ve uploaded my presentation slides from my 4 presentations at Midwestern Roots.  Check out the Slides and Presentations Page for the PDF’s of those presentations.

St. Louis Archives Fire

Also, I mentioned that my blog post Ask Ancestry Anne: Why Can’t I find my World War II Veterans Records? might be useful to some of you who were trying to figure out which records were available for World War I and II Veterans.

 If you find any new finds on, Fold3 or  let me know!
Happy Searching!

Between The Leaves: Conferences and Offline Resources

Amy Johnson Crow, Juliana Smith, Crista Cowan and myself got together to talk about some of our favorite conference memories and places to research: Conferences and Offline Resources


Is there something you’d like to hear us talk about?

Between The Leaves: A Google Hangout from

We’ve start a new series on called Between the Leaves.  It’s a genealogy chat show for some of the genealogist who work at Myself, Juliana Szucs Smith, Amy Johnson Crow and Crista Cowan.  The first episode was a lot of fun to film and I can’t wait to do the next one!


Power Point Slides from Wytheville Family History Day and NGS 2014

I presented Successfully Searching for Your Family Story at both Wytheville and NGS.  Here are the slides from those talks.


Searching Successfully to Reveal Your Ancestor’s Story on

Slides from My Talk on Using Military records on and Fold3


Putting Your Ancestors in Historical Perspective: Extracting Stories from Military Records on and Fold3