Jen Baldwin, Findmypast
Presenter: Jen Baldwin
Topic: Genealogical Adventures Overseas: Exploring the Findmypast Collection
Description: “Crossing the Pond” within our family history is something many of us are working towards, and the records from across the United Kingdom are exciting and full of genealogical opportunities. We will examine the standard and creative research tools from Britain, Ireland, Wales and Scotland – and from North America – made available on Findmypast.
Jen Baldwin has been working in the realm of professional genealogy since 2010. She is currently the Data Acquisition Manager, North America for Findmypast. Jen lectures, writes, and consults on a variety of genealogy and social media related topics, and was part of the research team for Genealogy Roadshow, season two. Her research focus generally tends towards the Western United States - especially the Gold Rush era - and fraternal societies. She is the author of course materials for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies and numerous Legacy QuickGuides. She is a proud volunteer for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, serving as a Board Member and Education Chair, and the Larimer County Genealogical Society (CO). Additionally, she is the host of #genchat on Twitter, a popular crowd-sourcing and conversation venue which occurs every two weeks.