Sandy has been certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 1993. She is Past President of the
National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) 2005-2008, past member of
the Board of Directors of APG 2005-2008. A past winner of the National Genealogical Society Family History
Writing Contest, she was the 2009 winner of the prestigious Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit by the
Association of Professional Genealogists.
Speaking Topics Available
Finding Forgotten Females - Strategies for identifying “the lost ladies” in your lineage
Colonial Collections - Online primary records of the 13 Colonies in America
Online Books & Primary Documents - Find the ever-widening world of original text records and books just a
Keeping Track of Your Research - Cut through the clutter, turn piles into files.
A Family Affair: How To Plan and Direct the Best Family Reunion Ever - Plan, produce, and publish for a
memorable occasion. Developed from Sandy's book of the same name
Writing the Family History - Creative concepts for a lasting legacy. Learn how you can do it, one small step at
Yankees, Come Home! - Guide to New England research.
You Can Research in Washington, DC from Home - Access familiar and lesser-known repositories from the
comfort of your home office
Early Lighthouse Families - Original records in National Archives reveal fascinating facts about these brave
keepers, their families, and their place in history.
Women Lighthouse Keepers and the Civil War - Seven brave women from Maine to Florida face personal
hazards and heartaches - an inspirational and moving account
PLUS Six colorful presentations for: New England, Chesapeake Bay, Florida, Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest,
NEW TOPICS CAN BE DEVELOPED AS REQUESTED
2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
Member, Board of Directors 2005-2008
President, National Capital Area Chapter 2005-2008
Vice President, National Capital Area Chapter 1996-2000
Certification Renewed to 2018
Past Member, NGS/FGS Records Preservation and Access Committee
Sandy's research has been published in:
National Genealogical Society Quarterly
The Maine Genealogist
Articles and columns have appeared in:
The Computer Genealogist