Consultants' Corner

If you are struggling with a “brick wall” in your family research, an individual consultation may be the solution. Consultations are only $30 for 30 minutes and all consultations will take place during our 2019 Spring Conference. We are continuing to work with our speakers to identify consultation periods. If you don't see a speaker's name below, please continue to check back as we confirm additional consultations.
 
Registration
If you are interested in signing up for a consultation with a speaker, go here to register online through Eventbrite. Schedules will be made on a first come-first serve basis, based on receipt of your payment. You may request a specific time slot for your appointment. Due to demand and to ensure you meet with your preferred consultant, we may have to give you a different time. Your confirmation, consultant, and an appointment time will be emailed to you. After registering for the conference and a consultation using Eventbrite, the consultation coordinator will contact you to request completion of a consultation form to capture details regarding the issue to be discussed. We ask that you return the form prior to the conference so that the consultant will have a chance to consider the issues involved.
 
Consultants
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
Friday 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30,5:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30
Topics: For research: Western & Central Pennsylvania, General Research Planning, Pittsburgh, PA, and migration out of PA. Will also consult on professional development (transitioning to professional); certification; continuing education planning; working with clients; lecturing skills & tips.
 
Sharon MacInnes, Ph.D., CG
Friday 9:00, 9:45, 2:30, 4:00
Saturday 10:00, 11:30, 2:15
Topics: Land records, methodology, vital records & alternatives, evaluating records, creating a cohesive narrative and Pennsylvania records.
 
LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL
Saturday, 6 April 2019
Saturday 10:30, 11:00
Topics: African American, Methodology, timeframe: antebellum
 
Eric Grundset, DAR Librarian (Retired)
No Availability - Reservations Full
Topics: Virginia, all timeframes and locations; American Revolution
 
Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG
Saturday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00
Topics: General Methodology, Women, Midwest & Maryland, Migration, Native American
 
Tim Pinnick
Friday 3:00pm; 3:30pm,5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am, 9:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Topics: Coal Miner; African American; Grand Army of the Republic; Late 19th/early 20th century; Post bellum
 
Alycon Trubey Pierce, CG
Friday 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30,5:00,5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00
Topics: Methodology; Analyzing research; Land platting; Basic DNA; Mid-Atlantic/Southern research