Sandra MacLean Clunies,   CG
A Family Affair : How to Plan and Direct the Best Family Reunion Ever
Hatteras Keepers: Oral and Family Histories
Pirates of the Southern Coast
Contact Information
For speaking engagements outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, please e-mail with details to receive a proposed contract for services. I have my own LCD projector and can tailor presentations to run 30 or 45 or 60 minutes.
For research assignments, please e-mail with details of the proposed project.
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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
click away.

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,
Gulf Coast.

Speaking Highlights

National Genealogical Society National Conferences

Federation Of Genealogical Societies National Conferences

New England Regional Genealogical Conference:
2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research
Samford University,
adjunct faculty

Professional Memberships

Association of Professional Genealogists
Member, Board of Directors 2005-2008
President, National Capital Area Chapter 2005-2008
Vice President, National Capital Area Chapter 1996-2000

Board for Certification of Genealogists
Certification Renewed to 2018

Genealogical Speakers Guild
Director 2001-2003

National Genealogical Society
Life Member
Past Member, NGS/FGS Records Preservation and Access Committee

National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association
President 2000-2004
Treasurer 1998-2000

New England Historic Genealogical Society
Life Member


Sandy's research has been published in:

National Genealogical Society Quarterly
Vermont Genealogy
The Maine Genealogist

Articles and columns have appeared in:

APG Quarterly
The Computer Genealogist
Genealogical Computing
Digital Genealogist