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I would be honored to visit your book club or other group to talk about writing, genealogy, history or any of my works. Please contact me at

My illustrated presentations are “Genealogy 101,” a how-to for beginners, and “Troublesome Years 1810-1820”—a look at the decade that brought our ancestors the War of 1812, the New Madrid earthquake series, the Year of No Summer and more calamities. “Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider,” explores the orphan train movement (1853-1929) and how I documented my great-grandmother who rode one of the trains from New York to Illinois in 1860. A newer project is the amazing life of Penelope Stout, one of the “first” ladies of the New Jersey Colony.


florida sceneAs a Road Scholar for the North Carolina Humanities Council, I have given illustrated talks on the following topics: