Dana Ann Palmer

1149 Thistle Lane
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
USA

Phone: 513-934-0840

Email: palmer@fioptics.com
URL: www.treasuredlineage.com

Contact between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM US Eastern


Certifications:

  • Certified Genealogist (CG)
  • State of Ohio Adult Education License


  • Awards:

  • 2016 OGS Tecumseh Book Award for Ohio related genealogical instruction book, Researching in Warren County, Ohio: A Guide to Genealogical Resources. Warren County Genealogical Society, 2013.
  • 2012 OGS Best Officer Award
  • 2010 OGS Tecumseh Book Award for Ohio related genealogical instruction book, Warren County Genealogical Society Summer Workshop Booklet. Warren County Genealogical Society, 2010.
  • 2008 OGS Salmon P. Chase Book Award for a book co-authored with Diana Linkous, Warren County, Ohio, Will and Estate Records, Box 251-300, 1879-1883. Warren County Genealogical Society, 2007.
  • OGS Best Website Thomas A. Edison Award (2007-2009, 2011, 2012).


  • Specialties:

  • Ohio Research
  • Midtwestern Research
  • Internet & Online Genealogy Websites (especially FamilySearch and Ancestry.com)
  • RootsMagic
  • Digitizing Documents and Photos
  • Creating and Publishing Family Books
  • Organizing Your Genealogy Records and Research
  • Beginning Genealogy


  • Lectures:

  • Hidden Treasured at Family Search
  • Advanced Search Strategies at Family Search
  • Tricks for Successful Census Searches at Ancestry.com
  • Free Genealogy Resources on the Web
  • If You Don't Find Grandma on the Internet: Using Local Resources
  • Busting Through Brick Walls by Understanding County Boundaries
  • Finding Ohio Genealogical Records
  • Digging Up Your Ancestors: Finding Tombstone & Cemetery Records
  • Get It Together: Organizing Your Family Research
  • Beginning Genealogy & Organization Workshop
  • Beginning Photo and Document Editing Using Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Publishing Like a Pro
  • RootsMagic
  • Developing a Virtual Cemetery Project
  • Ins and Outs of Genealogical Society Publishing
  • Improving Your Genealogical Society: Ideas for Greater Success
  • Becoming a Professional Genealogist


  • Speaking Conditions:

  • Will develop new lectures if requested
  • Will provide projector and computer
  • Will supply masters for handouts
  • Request sponsor provide screen and table
  • Audio or video taping is negotiable


  • Previous Engagements:

  • Professional Genealogist, since 2009
  • Sinclair Community College, Adjunct Professor since 2010
  • Warren County Career Center, Adjunct Professor since 2012
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (FGS), 2013
  • Ohio Genealogical Society Conferences: 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • Dayton Ohio Stake Family History Jamboree, Centerville, Ohio, 2004-current
  • Warren County Genealogical Society, from 2002-current
  • Montgomery County Genealogical Society, 2005-2007, 2012-2014, 2015, 2016 (pending)
  • Clermont County Genealogical Society, 2011, 2015
  • Clinton County Genealogical Society, 2014, 2016
  • Greene County Genealogical Society, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Hamilton County Genealogical Society, 2010, 2013
  • Butler County Genealogical Society, 2009, 2015
  • Darke County Genealogical Society, Seminar, 2013
  • Miami County Genealogical Society, 2014
  • Union County Genealogical Society, 2012, 2014
  • Champaign County Genealogical Society, 2015
  • Clark County Genealogical Society, 2016
  • Ohio Genealogical Society Librarians Seminar, 2011
  • Ohio Genealogical Society Chapter Management Meeting, 2010, 2014
  • Dayton Liederkranz Turner Society, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Anderson Township Historical Society, 2014
  • Mason Historical Society, 2012
  • Granville Public Library, 2015
  • Waynesville Public Library, 2010
  • DAR of Springboro, Ohio, 2012
  • Heiner Family Organization Reunion, 2014
  • Florida State Genealogical Society Webinar, 2014
  • Copperwood Ward in Glendale, Arizona, 2012
  • Glendale, Arizona Stake, 2013


  • Bio:

    Teacher, lecturer, author and professional genealogist. Immediate Past-President of Warren County (Ohio) Genealogical Society, web designer and web master. Genealogy instructor at Sinclair Community College and the Warren County Career Center. Extensive work with digital photo restoration and imaging, writing and compiling family books, cemeteries and Midwestern research. Speaker at 2013 FGS Conference in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. OGS Conference co-chair and program chair in 2013 and 2016. Frequent guest lecturer at various genealogical societies in Ohio. Member of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), National Genealogical Society (NGS), Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Ohio Genealogical Society (OGS), Warren County Genealogical Society (WCGS), Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) and a delegate for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).

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