Friday, July 10, 2015

ICAPGen Renewal - My Activities

Tonight there is a new page on this blog, ICAPGen Renewal Report 2015. This is not a perfect submission, but it is something that may help others in report writing. Below is the letter submitted covering my genealogy activities over the last five years. It has been an amazing ride and looking back is helpful in seeing where to go in the future. The serenditpity for me is that this is still something that I have a passion for doing. If you have ever considered applying for accreditation or certification, go for it! In the long run you will be a better genealogist and researcher.

Letter of Genealogical Activities 2010-1015                                                       20 May 2015
To the ICAPGen Renewal Review Board,

It is amazing to review the genealogical activities that I have been involved in over the last five years. Listed here is a synopsis of what that work encompasses.

Groups I am associated with:
Association of Professional Genealogists - International and State of Oregon
Genealogical Council of Oregon
Genealogical Forum of Oregon
Daughters of the American Revolution
New England Historic Genealogical Society
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

My volunteer work includes:
Chapter Representative for Oregon APG. 2013-present

Vendor Booths and Donations Coordinator of 2010 and 2012 conferences of the Genealogical Conference of Oregon, under the direction of the Genealogical Council of Oregon.

Published book reviews for Crossroads Magazine of UGA 2010-2011 –
2010 Marsha Hoffman Rising, The Family Tree Problem Solver.
2011 Marcia D. Melnyk, Handbook for New England Research.

Volunteer at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon 2010-present, member since 2002, now life member
Member of the editorial team and writer for the quarterly “Bulletin” publication for the Genealogical Forum of Oregon 2010-2014, working as a team of three, we shared responsibilities as editors.
Published twenty articles in the “Bulletin”, three in my area of specialty:
The Revolutionary War Patriots of the Amos Tidd Family
Researching Massachusetts Records
Adril Gates – War of 1812 Soldier and POW
Published thirty-four Book Reviews in the “Bulletin”.
Proof reader for the “Bulletin” and “The Insider” newsletter of GFO 2010-present

The coordinator of the Ruth C. Bishop Volunteer Hall of Honor Awards with the Federation of Genealogical Societies, 2010; completing five years of volunteer work in this position.

Instructor at local family history fairs 2010-present, have been a presenter since 2002.
Family history consultant for LDS church 2010-present, having served since 1998.

My blog at was first established in 2011. Pages include: Calendar, GFO Bulletin Articles, Lectures, Book Reviews Published, Book Wish List and FAQ. There are also seven major articles. This blog is publicly accessible, and includes work done for clients and my own family history. Over the past four years there have been over 53,500 page views and many inquiries about the families listed. There are 285 posts, covering a variety of topics, including some for work on New England research. Under lectures there is one specific lecture for New England Research –
Researching Your New England Ancestors
Come discover the rich heritage of your ancestors in the wealth of resources found in the early records of the New England states. Learn how to perform a thorough research of the resources from your own home. Build a case for the ancestral lines you seek to establish.

Educational Experiences:
SLIG 2015 Diving Deeper into New England, Coordinator D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, Cathi Demarais, CG, and Diane Florence Gavel, CG.

SLIG 2014 recipient of the Jimmy B. Parker scholarship, attended the American Records and Research: Focus on Families, Coordinator Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FUGA, FMG, and D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS and Debra Mieszala, CG. 

Genealogical Council of Oregon Bi-annual Conferences
2014 Summer Genealogy Fest, Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG, I presented one class
2014 Pre-Conference Workshop with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG
2012 Summer Genealogy Fest, John Philip Colletta, I presented two classes
2010 Summer Genealogy Fest, Elizabeth Shown Mills, I presented one class

Genealogical Forum of Oregon Seminars –
Spring 2015, Laura G. Prescott, Milwaukie, Oregon
Fall 2014, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, Milwaukie, Oregon
Spring 2013, Barbara Renick, Milwaukie, Oregon
Fall 2012, Craig Roberts Scott, CG, Milwaukie, Oregon
Spring 2012, J. Mark Lowe, CG, Milwaukie, Oregon
Spring 2011, Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL, FASG, Milwaukie, Oregon
Fall 2010, Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, Milwaukie, Oregon

2014 Oregon APG Pro-Gen Study Group - Mastering Genealogical Proof, coordinator Judy Fox

2011 BYU Family History Conference, Provo, Utah, I presented two classes

Publications Subscribed To:
2015 APGQ, GFO Bulletin, UGA Crossroads
2014 APGQ, GFO Bulletin, Illinois State Genealogy Society, Quarterly, UGA Crossroads
2013 APGQ, APG Syllabus, GFO Bulletin, Internet Genealogy Magazine, Illinois State Genealogy Society Quarterly
2012 APGQ, GFO Bulletin, Internet Genealogy Magazine,
2011 APGQ, GFO Bulletin
2010 APGQ, GFO Bulletin
There are others, including newsletters, that I read online or at the local genealogical society collection.

Books read as well as many more:
Roger Thompson, books
Divided We Stand, Watertown, Massachusetts 1630-1680
Sex in Middlesex, Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699
From Deference to Defiance, Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692

Professional Work:

I presented to twenty-five different local and regional genealogical societies from 2010-2015, some more than once. Total presentations given during the last five years is 135, including eight presentations of Researching Your New England Ancestors. I presented two classes at the BYU Family History Conference in 2011. Since 2012 I have taught classes through the Gladstone Community School Program, teaching six classes per term, for nine terms. There are eighteen different classes in the series. There was financial payment for about half of the 135 presentations.

Published article in the APGQ, March 2015, “Milton Rubincam, Preserving a Legacy.”

Websites Utilized in Research:
Other websites are accessed in the local Family History Center via the Portal.

Work with individuals on their personal research 2010-present, with over fifty PAF5 files for those families, about half being volunteer work. The surnames include:
2015 Cox, Hart, LeBlanc, McLaughlin, O'Shea, O'Sullivan, Palfrey, Schulte, Stoughton, Timberlake, Weber, White,
2014 Bowman, Carley, Edwards, Gannon, Neppl, Olsen, Palfrey, Rogers, Schaffer, Stokes, Tidd, White
2013 Bloom, Brown, Bynum, Cooper, Davis, Eggleson, Gannon, Gates, Gorczyca, Haines, Hall, LeBlanc, Neppl, Olsen, Riggs, Roley, Rounds, Schaffer, Talarski, Taylor, Thornock, Tidd, White, Wilson
2012 Alexander, Brown, Darling, Davis, Furia, Gannon, Gates, Gorczyca, Griffen, Hall, Hix, Jower, LeBlanc, Lofton, McSweeney, Moehnke, Morelli, Neppl, Olsen, Reed, Shuey, Senecal, Straw, Talarski, Taylor, Tidd, Uno
2011Cox, Davis, Drake, Furia, Gates, Giles, Hau, Hix, Howell, LeBlanc, Mayer, Neppl, Olsen, Reed, Riggs, Senecal, Shepherd, Shuey, Stevens, Straw, Tidd, Wilson
2010 Drake, Furia, Lamkin, Lazarus, Senecal

Travel for Genealogy Work:
2015 not calculated
2014 821 miles
2013 896 miles
2012 943 miles

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