Katherine R. Willson

2470 Nottingham Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Phone: 734-975-2937

Business Phone: 734-546-2360
Email: moonswings@gmail.com
URL: www.SocialMediaGenealogy.com

Contact between 8:00am to 9:00pm US Eastern


  • Internet research
  • Social media research
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • Filling in ancestors' timeline gaps

  • Lectures:

  • Online & Offline Sources for Locating Photos of Your Ancestors
  • Records of New York City's Emigrant Savings Bank
  • Solving Mysteries with Facebook’s 10,600+ Genealogy Groups & Pages
  • Little-Known & Rarely-Used Google Resources & Research Tips
  • Naturalization Rules, Records & Repositories
  • Military Records Research
  • The Importance of a Genealogical Codicil to Your Will
  • The Genealogical Research Checklist
  • Locating Archived & Digital News Articles About Your Ancestors
  • Locating Those Elusive Maiden Names
  • Printing Your Family History
  • Who/When/Where - Writing the Most Effective Queries
  • They Didn't All Come Through Ellis Island! Locating & Analyzing Passenger Lists
  • Getting the Most from Cemetery Research Online & In Person
  • Filling Out Your Family Tree Without Breaking the Bank!
  • What Stories Are You Missing From the State & Federal Census Info?
  • Top 10 Dos & Don'ts for Preserving Family Photos, Articles & Films
  • Locating Living Relatives (Reverse Genealogy): Where, Why & How
  • Exploring the Features of Ancestry.com
  • Exploring the Features of FamilySearch.org
  • Additional presentations can be customized to fit any organization’s needs

  • Speaking Conditions:

  • One-hour presentation fee - $115 plus travel expenses for a 45-minute presentation plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Day-long workshop fee - $450 plus travel expenses (two presentations in the morning and two in the afternoon).
  • New lectures easily developed to suit your individual group needs
  • Handouts are emailed prior to the lecture and printed by the hosting organization
  • Available to travel (reimbursed mileage at the IRS federal rate of $0.535/mile; or flight, hotel & meal costs (hotel & meals use the IRS allowable per diem federal rate, available at http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877)

  • Previous Engagements:

    See schedule in right side-bar at www.SocialMediaGenealogy.com


    Katherine is a highly-acclaimed and professionally-trained national public speaker and professional genealogist. She gives keynote addresses, conference presentations & facilitates genealogical workshops.

    Her genealogy interests began as a child while earning the Junior Girl Scout “My Heritage” badge. Her passion for genealogy was fueled during college when relatives gave her binders full of generations of information.

    Katherine has been teaching all levels of genealogy research for the past twelve years. Her passion for genealogy combined with practical and creative strategies keeps Katherine’s audience actively participating in her engaging presentations. Participants leave with the tools necessary to do their own research, and the inspiration to do it!

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