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Speaking schedule

Check the list below to see where Dave will be speaking about genealogy. Dave has given more than 600 presentations on genealogical or historical research since 1997, speaking to about 250 conferences, seminars and meetings in six provinces, seven states, and Queensland, Australia.

A complete list of past genealogy sessions follows the list of the ones still to come. Check Dave's topics page for other choices.

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Online sessions

July 9, 2020 -- Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society virtual meeting
Genealogy 101
Special book deals -- local pickup only

September 14, 2020 -- Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society virtual meeting
Topic to be determined

September 25-27, 2020 -- Seattle, Washington
National Nordic Museum conference
Destination Canada
Family History in Western Canada

In-person sessions

January 12, 2021 -- Burlington, Washington
Skagit Valley Genealogy Society meeting

March 27, 2021 -- Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society conference


Dave's presentations since 1997:


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2020

All in-person sessions in 2020 were cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They had been scheduled for Nanaimo, British Columbia; Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Hamilton, Ontario; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Arlington, Washington; and Calgary, Alberta

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society virtual meeting
A genealogical pot-pourri (revised and updated)

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society virtual meeting
A genealogical pot-pourri

2019

Surrey, British Columbia
Finding Your Roots annual seminar
Destination Canada
Canadiana's Genealogical Treasures
Beyond the Online Basics: A Guide to Using Digital Collections

Fife, Washington
Heritage Quest Research Library seminar
Between Friends/Entre Amis: Relatives Across the Border
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy in England

Penticton, British Columbia
Genealogy by the Lake, sponsored by the Penticton Herald
Finding Family With DNA
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers

Arlington, Washington
Northwest Genealogy Conference
Canadiana's Genealogical Treasures
Between Friends/Entre Amis: Relatives Across the Border
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context

Salt Lake City, Utah
Foundation for East European Family History Studies annual conference
Researching the Germans from Russia
In search of home: A Germans from Russia family study
Finding Family With DNA
Banquet: The Most Wonderful Time (to research your Eastern European ancestors)

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society meeting
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
The History of the Burial Park

Burbank, California
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
Canadiana's Genealogical Treasures
Destination Canada
Mining the Canadian Census

Regina, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society seminar
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Crowdsourcing Your Family History Research
Finding Family with DNA

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society seminar
The Geography of Genealogy - Europe
Crowdsourcing Your Family History Research
My Matches and me: Ramblings with DNA
The Search for Frank Liddell: Case closed

Saanich, British Columbia
Stake Centre Family History Conference
Family History in Alberta
Canadiana's Genealogical Treasures
Eastern European Family History

Burlington, Washington
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society meeting
Germans from Russia case study

2018

Spokane, Washington
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society conference
Between Friends / Entre Amis: Cousins Across the Border
Destination Canada
Mining the Canadian Census
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society annual seminar
Canadiana's Genealogical Treasures
Beyond the Online Basics: A Guide to Using Digital Collections
Mining the Canadian Census
Write Your Family History

Calgary, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Banquet: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Stalin's Arrest Files

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
The History of the Burial Park

Guelph, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference
Canadiana's Genealogical Treasures
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives

Brandon, Manitoba
Southwest branch Manitoba Genealogical Society seminar
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
Crowdsourcing Your Family Research
Destination Canada
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers

Central Saanich, British Columbia
Saanich Pioneer Society
Using DNA in Family History Research

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society meeting
Every Picture Tells a Story

Saanich, British Columbia
Cordova Bay 55-plus Club
Using DNA in Family History Research

Saanich, British Columbia
Stake Centre Family History Conference
Geography and Genealogy
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War

2017

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Historical Society
Victoria's view of Canadian Confederation, 1867

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Society seminar
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
Genealogy by Google
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Sherwood Park, Alberta
Genealogy in the Park
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
My Matches and me: Ramblings with DNA
Every Picture Tells a Story
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach Family History Society
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)

Surrey, British Columbia
Finding Your Roots annual seminar
Family History on the Canadian Prairies
Geography and Genealogy
Crowdsourcing Your Family Research

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society conference
Keynote: Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
Crowdsourcing Your Family Research
Family History in Western Canada

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society seminar
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
My Matches and me: Ramblings with DNA

Salt Lake City, Utah
Foundation for East European Family History Studies annual conference
Banquet: Every Picture Tells a Story

Ottawa, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference
Keynote: Destination Canada
Workshop: The Geography of Genealogy
Family History on the Canadian Prairies
Family History in British Columbia

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Manitoba Genealogical Society
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives

Coquitlam, British Columbia
British Columbia Genealogical Society conference
Destination Canada
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few why you shouldn't)
A Fresh light on Old Newspapers

Burlington, Washington
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society seminar
Between Friends / Entre Amis: Cousins Across the Border
Destination Canada
Mining the Canadian Census

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society meeting
Crowdsourcing Your Family Research
DNA: A dozen reasons to get moving with genetic genealogy (and a few reasons why you shouldn't bother)

Saanich, British Columbia
Stake Centre Family History Conference
Keynote: Family history research today
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Crowdsourcing Your Family Research
Research on the Canadian Prairies

2016

Saanichton, British Columbia
Saanich Pioneer Society meeting
A History of Royal Oak Burial Park

Surrey, British Columbia
Annual Tri-Stakes conference
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives
The Search for Frank Liddell: Case closed

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society seminar
Genealogy 101: For Beginners
Western Canada by Rail
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives
Crowdsourcing Your Family Research

Salt Lake City, Utah
Foundation for East European Family History Studies annual conference
Keynote address: Researching in Eastern Europe Today
Germans from Russia case study
The 1930s: Stalinís Arrest Files
The EWZ Files: Forced from Their Homes

Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society annual seminar
What am I? A Genealogist-Journalist or a Journalist-Genealogist? (banquet)
What's New in Western Canadian Records?

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society meeting
Royal Oak Burial Park Part two -- cool stories

Burlington, Washington
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society meeting
Introduction to Eastern European Family History

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Family History Centre seminar
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives
Discovering Royal Oak Burial Park

2015

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society meeting
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context

Sherwood Park, Alberta
Genealogy in the Park
Genealogy by Google
Beyond the Online Basics: A Guide to Using Digital Collections
Decoding the Dash: Build the Stories of Their Lives
The Geography of Genealogy - Europe

Saanichton, British Columbia
Saanich Pioneer Society meeting
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context

Brisbane, Australia
Queensland State Conference, organized by History Queensland, the Genealogical Society of Queensland and the Queensland Family History Society
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
Mythbusters! Challenging Some Common Beliefs
Forum: Canadian Connections

Salt Lake City, Utah
Foundation of East European Family History Studies
Panel and Roundtable
The Geography of East European Genealogy
Beyond the Online Basics: A Guide to Using Digital Collections
Immigration from East Europe to Canada
Where is Volhynia?
Using Einwandererzentralstelle Records
Stalin's Arrest Files
Banquet Keynote: A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
The History of the Burial Park

Victoria, British Columbia
Ross Bay Village 150th anniversary celebrations
The Tangled Web -- Using the Internet to Find Family

Barrie, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
Western Canada by Rail
From Eastern Europe to Canada
Panel discussion

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Society seminar
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Beyond the Online Basics: A Guide to Using Digital Collections
Travel Smart with Technology
Trinkets and Treasures: Things Your Ancestors Left Behind

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society annual conference
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Mining the Canadian Census
Genealogy by Google
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
Travel Smart with Technology

Sherwood Park, Alberta (by webinar)
Family Tree Trackers meeting
Destination Canada

Saanich, British Columbia
Family History Centre seminar
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
Two Dozen Ways to Research Germans from Russia

2014

North Vancouver, British Columbia
North Vancouver District Public Library
Canadian family history research seminar

North Vancouver, British Columbia
North Vancouver District Public Library
Launch of Dave's new book, Fifty! With a Fabulous Future: A History of the North Vancouver District Public Library

Victoria, British Columbia
University of Victoria Library special collections
Archie Wills: An Eyewitness to History

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society meeting
1984, Thirty Years On

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-stake Seminar
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society conference
A Sense of Place and Time: Putting Ancestors in Context
Your Library in the Cloud: A Guide to Using Digital Collections
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach Family History Society meeting
Beyond the Online Basics: A Guide to Using Digital Collections

Salt Lake City, Utah
Foundation of East European Family History Studies
Mythbusters -- Challenging Some Common Beliefs
Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Volhynia? Where is Volhynia?
Stalin's Secret Files
Travel Smart with Technology
Beyond the Online Basics: A guide to using digital collections

Mount Vernon, Washington
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society annual conference
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists
Your Library in the Cloud: A Guide to Using Digital Collections

St. Catharines, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society annual conference
(By webinar)
Mining the Canadian census

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Destination Canada
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
Mining the Canadian census
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War

Duncan, British Columbia
Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, British Columbia-Yukon Branch
Genealogical research today

Calgary, Alberta
Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta
Getting to the Land of Promise: Using Canadian Immigration and Census Records

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society
A Fresh Light on Old Newspapers
The Geography of Genealogy
Write Your Family History
Family History in Western Canada

Smithers, British Columbia
Bulkley Valley Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists
Your Library in the Cloud: A Guide to Using Digital Collections
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Salt Lake City, Utah
Rootstech
1984, Thirty Years On

2013

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Mythbusters -- Challenging Some Common Beliefs
The Great Canadian Census Quiz

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-stake Seminar
Family History in Western Canada
Your Library in the Cloud: A Guide to Using Digital Collections

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists
Trinkets and Treasures: Things Your Ancestors Left Behind
The 1940s: Forced from their homes -- Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Saanich, British Columbia
Saanich Archives
Saanich in 1913

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Researching the Germans from Russia
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
The Geography of Genealogy

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genealogical Society of Queensland
Destination North America

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
A tour of the park, featuring history and occupants of note.

Burbank, California
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
Lost in Canada?
Mining the Canadian census

Oshawa, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists
Family History in Western Canada
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Travel Smart with Technology

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
Mythbusters -- Challenging Some Common Beliefs
The Great Canadian Census Quiz
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists
Volhynia? Galicia? Bukovina? Where Are Those Places?

Salt Lake City, Utah
Rootstech
Your Library in the Cloud: A Guide to Using Digital Collections

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Historical Society
Victoria in 1913

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Victoria in 1913

2012

Powell River, British Columbia
Powell River Genealogy Group seminar
The Geography of Genealogy
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
Genealogy by Google
Destination Canada

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-stake Seminar
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Research on the Canadian Prairies

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy in England
Write Your Family History
Introduction to Eastern European Family History

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Family History Society
Introduction to Canadian Genealogy

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Researching the Germans from Russia
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
The Geography of Genealogy
Write Your Family History

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
A tour of the park, featuring history and occupants of note.

Prince George, British Columbia
Prince George Genealogical Society
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
Tracing Forward
It's About Time: A Simple Way to Organize Your Work

Burbank, California
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
The Errors of Our Ways
Get Them Talking

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogical Society
Family History in Western Canada
It's About Time: A Simple Way to Organize Your Work
Write Your Family History
The Great Canadian Census Quiz

Burnaby, British Columbia
British Columbia Genealogical Society
The Great Canadian Census Quiz
The Geography of Genealogy
Tracing Forward

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
The Great Canadian Census Quiz

Galiano Island, British Columbia
Galiano Library Association annual general meeting
Inspiring stories from library history

West Vancouver, British Columbia
West Vancouver Memorial Library Association Saturday seminar
Write Your Family History
Destination Canada

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
Genealogy boot camp:
It's About Time: A Simple Way to Organize Your Work
The Geography of Genealogy
More Than Just Names and Dates
Three top sources: Church Records, Census, Civil Registration

Oak Bay, British Columbia
Greater Victoria Public Library
Trinkets and Treasures: Things Your Ancestors Left Behind

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History
The Census and Census Substitutes
Destination Canada
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War
Write Your Family History

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History
Introduction to Family History Research
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
Civil Registration and Public Records

2011

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society seminar
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Parksville, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach Family History Society seminar
Destination Canada
Genealogy by Google
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-stake Seminar
Blogs, Posts, Apps, Tweets and Tools
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

Port Alberni, British Columbia
Alberni District Historical Society
The roots of British Columbia

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Manitoba Genealogical Society
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study
The Errors of Our Ways
Researching Female Ancestors
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

Canada and New England cruise
Ontario Genealogical Society
Seven nights on the Carnival Glory with stops in New York City, Boston, Portland, Saint John and Halifax -- all important immigration ports -- along with four presentations

Destination Canada
The Errors of Our Ways
The Geography of Genealogy
Write Your Family History

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Discoveries in the EWZ Records
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
A tour of the park, featuring history and occupants of note.

Burbank, California
Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
Destination Canada
Trinkets and Treasures: Things Your Ancestors Left Behind

Prince George, British Columbia
Prince George Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canadian Library Assocation
Get the Message Out!

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society
Helen Gordon Stewart and the roots of the Okanagan's libraries
Destination Canada

Hamilton, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society
It's About Time: A Simple Way to Organize Your Work
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Blogs, Posts, Apps, Tweets and Tools
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Get Them Talking
Researching the Germans from Russia
More Than Just Names and Dates

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Canadian Migration Patterns
Working without a Net

Victoria, British Columbia
British Columbia Library Association
Launch of Dave's new book The Library Book, A History of Service to British Columbia

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History: An Introduction
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
The Census and Census Substitutes
Civil Registration and Public Records
Destination Canada

2010

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Historical Society
Centennial of the Canadian Navy

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Destination Canada

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia
Destination Canada
The Geography of Genealogy in Europe

Victoria, British Columbia
Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria
Destination Canada

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Trinkets and Treasures: Things Your Ancestors Left Behind

Grande Prairie, Alberta
Grande Prairie branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
More Than Just Names and Dates
Research Using Newspapers
Seven Habits of Highly Successful Genealogists

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
The Errors of Our Ways
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society and the Manitoba Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Canadian Migration Patterns
The Geography of Genealogy

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Researching the Germans from Russia
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)

Provo, Utah
Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy
Destination Canada
The Census and Census Substitutes
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park Summer So(u)lstice
A tour of the park, featuring history and occupants of note

Courtenay, British Columbia
Courtenay Museum
Making the News: 150 years of British Columbia history

Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
The Errors of Our Ways
Research Using Newspapers
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)

Vancouver, British Columbia
British Columbia Historical Federation
The Geography of Genealogy
Write Your Family History
Major Genealogical Sources in British Columbia
The Roots of British Columbia

Galiano Island, British Columbia
Galiano Island Genealogy Group
Destination Canada
Research Using Newspapers
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Destination Canada

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History: Beyond the Basics
More Than Just Names and Dates
Research Using Newspapers
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War
Write Your Family History
The Errors of Our Ways

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Research Using Newspapers
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History: An Introduction
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
The Census and Census Substitutes
Civil Registration and Public Records
Destination Canada

2009

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History: An Introduction
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
The Census and Census Substitutes
Civil Registration and Public Records
Destination Canada

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Research Using Newspapers
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-Stake Seminar
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Write Your Family History

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society
Introduction to Eastern European Family History
Write Your Family History
More Than Just Names and Dates
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Campbell River, British Columbia
Discovering Your Family History at the Painter's Lodge resort
More Than Just Names and Dates
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
The Census and Census Substitutes
Civil Registration and Public Records
Write Your Family History
Destination Canada
General discussion

Saanich, British Columbia
Royal Oak Burial Park open house
A tour of the park, featuring history and occupants of note.

Live on CFAX 1070 Radio
Victoria (and anywhere with an Internet connection)
Open-line show hosted by Stephen Andrew

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe

Introduction to Family History Research

CFAX 1070 Radio
Victoria (and anywhere with an Internet connection)
Guest host -- the Remember When show, with guest Michael Layland of Baytext Maps

Prince George, British Columbia
Prince George Genealogical Society
Research on the Canadian Prairies
Working without a Net

Live on CFAX 1070 Radio
Victoria (and anywhere with an Internet connection)
Guest host -- the Remember When show

Oakville, Ontario
Ontario Genealogical Society
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study
Western Canadian Research Using the Internet
Travel Smart with Technology

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach Family History Society
The Geography of Genealogy

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford Genealogical Society
The Errors of Our Ways
Research Using Newspapers
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Destination Canada

Regina, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
More Than Just Names and Dates
Write Your Family History
Researching Female Ancestors
The Errors of Our Ways

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
Introduction to Family History Research
Write Your Family History
Researching Female Ancestors
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Research On The Road
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study
The next steps

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Write Your Family History

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History
Civil Registration and Public Records
Research Using Newspapers
Destination Canada
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War

Sooke, British Columbia
Edward Milne Community School
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Discovering Your Family History
More Than Just Names and Dates
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
The Census and Census Substitutes

Victoria, British Columbia
Friends of the British Columbia Archives
British Columbia history is your history, too

Sooke, British Columbia
Edward Milne Community School
Introduction to Family History Research

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University
Researching and Writing Local and Family History: It doesn't have to be boring!
The best sources for your project
The fine art of the interview
Organizing what you have discovered
Write for maximum impact

2008

Victoria, British Columbia
Greater Victoria Public Library
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Victoria, British Columbia
Old Cemeteries Society - Ross Bay Cemetery
Marking the 150th anniversary of the Times Colonist, a celebration of the editors buried in Ross Bay.

Victoria, British Columbia
Greater Victoria Public Library
Introduction to Family History Research

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
150 years: British Columbia history is your history

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-Stake Seminar
Finding Places in Eastern and Central Europe
Researching the Germans from Russia

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study
The best Canadian Web sites
Research on the Canadian Prairies
Destination Canada
Also the Friday keynote address -- 150 years: British Columbia history is your history

Victoria, British Columbia
United Empire Loyalists
The Errors of Our Ways

Victoria, British Columbia
Monterey Family History Club
Write Your Family History

Kelowna, British Columbia
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Volhynia? Where is Volhynia?
The 1940s: Forced from their homes -- Discoveries in the EWZ Records

Ottawa, Ontario
International Federation of Library Associations
Introduction to Eastern European Family History

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Federation of East European Family History Societies
The 1940s: Forced from their homes -- Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

Webinar
Ontario Library Association and Ontario Genealogical Society
Land records in Western Canada

Mount Vernon, Washington
Washington State Genealogical Society
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany
Road to Liberty tour of war battlefields and memorials

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Beyond Genealogy
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Write Your Family History
Research On The Road
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Beyond Genealogy
Civil Registration and Public Records
Research Using Newspapers
Destination Canada
Canadian Soldiers in the First World War

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University -- Beyond Genealogy
More Than Just Names and Dates
Canadian Genealogy on the Internet
The Geography of Genealogy
The Census and Census Substitutes

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Researching families and history in Greater Victoria.

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogical Society
150 years: British Columbia history is your history

Live on CFAX 1070 Radio
Victoria (and anywhere with an Internet connection)
The Remember When show, hosted by Susan Woods

2007

Victoria, British Columbia
Old Cemeteries Society -- Crematorium at Royal Oak Burial Park
The stories of some of the people who have passed through these walls

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Keeping Your Work in Context

Smithers, British Columbia
Bulkley Valley Genealogical Society
Destination Canada
Finding People, Finding Places
Planning a Genealogical Research Trip
Research Using Newspapers

Calgary, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Volhynia? Where is Volhynia?

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
The 1940s: Forced from their homes -- Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Finding Places in Central Europe
Researching the Germans of Volhynia

Burlington, Washington
Skagit Valley Genealogical Society
Using Technology in your Research

Prince George, British Columbia
Prince George Genealogical Society
Research Using Newspapers
Destination Canada
Finding People, Finding Places

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford Genealogical Society
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
Mining the Canadian census
Soldiers in the First World War
Discoveries in the EWZ Records

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University
Tracing Forward to Find Distant Cousins
Keeping Your Work in Context
Write Your Family History
Planning a Genealogical Research Trip
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University
Destination Canada
Soldiers in the First World War
Maps and Atlases for Genealogical Research
Using the Latest Technology

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Colwood, British Columbia
Royal Roads University
Introduction to Family History Research
The Census and Census Substitutes
Research Using Newspapers
Finding People, Finding Places

2006

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Planning a Genealogical Research Trip
The Errors of Our Ways
Canadian Nuggets
Write the story of their lives

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach Family History Society
Planning a Genealogical Research Trip
Research in Western Canada
Write the story of their lives

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Destination Canada
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
Using Technology in your Research

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society
The best Canadian Web sites
The Search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Kamloops, British Columbia
Kamloops Family History Society
The best Canadian Web sites
The search for Frank Liddell: A Case Study

Edmonton, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Adventures in Volhynia
Researching the Germans from Russia

Winnipeg, Manitoba
East European Genealogical Society and Federation of East European Family History Societies
Researching the Germans of Volhynia
Adventures in Volhynia
Discoveries in the EWZ Records

Portland, Oregon
Germans from Russia Historical Society
Stalin's Secret Files
Researching the Germans from Russia

Galiano Island, British Columbia
Galiano Island Genealogy Group
Full-day seminar on write about family history.
It's All About Details -- and Context

Toronto, Ontario
Ancestry.ca official launch
Dave presented Shirley Douglas with a book featuring the family tree of her father, Thomas Clement Douglas, and her mother, Irma Dempsey.

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogical Society
Canadians in the First World War
It's All About Details -- and Context
Using Technology in your Research

Victoria, British Columbia
Old Cemeteries Society -- Walking tour of Ross Bay Cemetery
Read All About It -- a visit to the graves of some of British Columbia's colourful newspaper pioneers.

Victoria, British Columbia
LDS Family History Center
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
Researching Germans from Russia
Finding People, Finding Places
Research on the Canadian Prairies

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Tracing Forward

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Using Technology in your Research

2005

Regina, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
Researching Germans from Russia

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
Using Computers in Family History Research
Mining the Canadian census
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
Finding People, Finding Places

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
The Errors of Our Ways

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford Genealogical Society
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
Research in Western Canada

St. Paul, Minnesota
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe

Using Maps and Atlases in European Research
Researching Germans from Russia
Destination Canada

Galiano Island, British Columbia
Galiano Island Genealogy Group
Destination Canada
Researching Female Ancestors
Write the story of their lives

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
Tracing Forward
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
Canadian Nuggets

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogical Society
The Errors of Our Ways
Tracing Forward
Now what? How to use the information you have gathered

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
Stalin's Secret Files
Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Destination Canada

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

2004

Victoria, British Columbia
Rotary Club
Discovery through family history research

Surrey, British Columbia
Cloverdale library
Researching Germans from Russia
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society
Tracing Forward
Grosse Isle and the Irish Famine
Genealogy Resources in Victoria
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Qualicum Beach Family History Society
The Errors of Our Ways
Researching Female Ancestors

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
The Errors of Our Ways
Stalin's Secret Files
Using the Internet in Family History Research
Using Newspapers in Family History Research
Destination Canada

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-Stake Seminar
Researching Germans from Russia
The Errors of Our Ways

Detroit, Michigan
Federation of East European Family History Societies
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Researching the Germans from Russia
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe
Stalin's Secret Files

Calgary, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in East Europe
Discoveries in the EWZ Records

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
If All Else Fails
Mining the Canadian census
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

Smithers, British Columbia
Bulkley Valley Genealogical Society
The Errors of Our Ways
Research on the Canadian Prairies
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

2003

Vernon, British Columbia
Vernon and District Family History Society
Destination Canada
Using Newspapers in Family History Research
Researching Female Ancestors
The Errors of Our Ways

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)
Research in Western Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Using Computers in genealogy research
Researching Female Ancestors
Research on the Canadian Prairies

Brandon, Manitoba
Manitoba Genealogical Society
Mining the Canadian census
Researching Female Ancestors
Using Newspapers in Family History Research
Gut Feelings, Blind Luck, and Hints
The Errors of Our Ways

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Family History Centre
Destination Canada
Researching Female Ancestors
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

Edmonton, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
If It's Tuesday, This Must be Lidzbark-Warminski (On the road in Eastern Europe)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Using Maps and Atlases in Your Research
Researching the European Settlers on the Canadian Prairies
East European Resources in North America (panel discussion)
The Errors of Our Ways
Stalin's Secret Files
Discoveries in the EWZ Records

Victoria, British Columbia
Old Cemeteries Society -- Walking tour of Ross Bay Cemetery
Read All About It -- a visit to the graves of some of British Columbia's colourful newspaper pioneers.

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Family History Fair
Destination Canada
Directories, Voters Lists and the Census

Prince George, British Columbia
Prince George Genealogy Society
Research on the Canadian Prairies
Researching Female Ancestors
Destination Canada

Surrey, British Columbia
Cloverdale Public Library
The Power of Directories and Voters Lists
Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research

Victoria, British Columbia
PROBUS Club meeting
Genealogy Resources in Victoria

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Society
In Search of Charles Marble, the Vanderkins and Margaret Trudeau
Stalin's Secret Files
The Power of Directories and Voters Lists
Grosse Isle and the Irish Famine

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
In Search of Charles Marble, the Vanderkins and Margaret Trudeau

2002

Victoria, British Columbia
Computer Show 2002
Using Computers in Family History Research

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Public Library
In Search of Charles Marble, the Vanderkins and Margaret Trudeau

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Mining the Canadian census
Researching Germans from Russia

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
In Search of Charles Marble, the Vanderkins and Margaret Trudeau
Using the Internet in Family History Research
Mining the Canadian census
Destination Canada

Regina, Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe

Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research
Post-Second World War Immigration to Canada
Volhynia and the EWZ Records (joint presentation with Irmgard Hein Ellingson)
Panel discussion on using archives overseas

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria spring family history fair
Farms on the Canadian Prairies
Researching Female Ancestors

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford Genealogical Society
Genealogy and Geography in Eastern Europe

Victoria, British Columbia
Central Baptist Church
Discovering Baptist Roots in Russia

Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Genealogical Society
Research on the Canadian Prairies
Researching Female Ancestors

Burnaby, British Columbia
British Columbia Genealogical Society
Finding People, Finding Places
Researching Female Ancestors

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Club
Destination Canada
Using Computers in Family History Research
Research on the Canadian Prairies

Victoria, British Columbia
Head Start Computer Training
Full-day seminar -- Using Computers in Family History Research

Victoria, British Columbia
C-FAX Online with Al Thain and Graeme Bennett
Using Computers in Family History Research

2001

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Christmas and Genealogy

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Research on the Canadian Prairies

Victoria, British Columbia
Annual Computer Show
Using Computers in Family History Research

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Finding People, Finding Places
Get Them Talking

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna and District Genealogical Society
Finding Farms on the Canadian Prairies
Finding People, Finding Places

Kamloops, British Columbia
Kamloops Family History Society
Finding Farms on the Canadian Prairies
Finding People, Finding Places

Surrey, British Columbia
Tri-Stake Seminar
Researching Germans from Russia
Canadian Nuggets

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Destination Canada
Researching Germans from Russia
Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Vancouver Island Family History Fair
Grosse Isle and the Irish Famine
Using Newspapers in Family History Research
Mining the Canadian census

Victoria, British Columbia
Family History Branch Library
Researching Germans from Russia
Research on the Canadian Prairies

Tacoma, Washington
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research

Victoria, British Columbia
Ballykilcline Society Reunion
Grosse Isle and the Irish Famine
Canadian Nuggets

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Club
Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research
Finding People, Finding Places
Mining the Canadian census

2000

Victoria, British Columbia
Vancouver Island Family History Fair
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Researching Female Ancestors
Gut Feelings, Blind Luck, and Hints

Kamloops, British Columbia
Kamloops Family History Society
Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research
Researching Female Ancestors

Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford Genealogical Group
Researching Germans from Russia

Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna And District Genealogical Society
Using Newspapers in Family History Research
Researching Germans from Russia
Gut Feelings, Blind Luck, and Hints

Salt Lake City, Utah
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Using Maps and Atlases in Genealogical Research
Researching Germans from Russia
Discoveries in the EWZ Records

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Club
Get Them Talking
Gut Feelings, Blind Luck, and Hints
Researching Female Ancestors

1999

Calgary, Alberta
Alberta Family Histories Society
Researching Germans from Russia
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Nanaimo Family History Society
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

Edmonton, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Why We Should Research Our Family History

Campbell River, British Columbia
Campbell River Genealogy Club
Researching Germans from Russia
Discoveries in the EWZ Records
Using Newspapers in Family History Research

1998

Calgary, Alberta
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe
Researching Germans from Russia

1997

Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria Genealogical Society
Researching Germans from Russia


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