Gary M. Smith

PO Box 152987
Cape Coral, Florida 33915

Phone: (440) 289-7450

Business Phone: (440) 289-7450

Contact between 10:00 am to 09:00 pm Eastern Time


Extended Methodology
Basic Methodology
Computer Genealogy
MidWest Research
Societies and Organizations


Extended Methodology

  • Here Comes the Family! Preparing for the Reunion
  • Beyond Vital Records: Making Them Real
  • To Transcribe, Extract or Abstract: What's the Difference?
  • Beyond the Death Record: Will, Probate, Inventory
  • Tax Records: Why Do We Care?
  • Little Houses on the Prairie: Midwest Research Techniques
  • Researching with Bridget: The Genealogists' Home Bookshelf
  • Talking with Grandpa: Inteviewing the Living for Leads to the Past
  • I Know She's Out There Somewhere! Finding Female Ancestors
  • Yes Virginia, It Is Possible: Researching For FREE On The Internet
  • Don't Waste Your Time and Energy: Let Search Engines Do the Heavy Lifting
  • Why the WWW! The Role of the Internet in Genealogical Research
  • There's More to the Internet Than Surfing
  • The Internet: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
    Basic Methodology
  • Blankety-Blank Forms in Genealogical Research
  • The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogist
  • Counting on the Census: Using the US Federal Population Census
  • What's Black and White and Read Online: Using Online Newspapers in Genealogy
  • Extra! Extra! Ancestors Exposed in the News
  • On Your Mark--Get Set--Go: Beginning Research
  • Your Home Library Needs to be More Than an Internet Connection
  • Organizing Your Research: Now That You've Found Them, How Do You Keep Track Of Them
  • Strolling Through the Park: Revealing Ancestors in the Cemetery
  • So Many Ancestors, So Little Time: Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip
    Societies and Organizations
  • Playing Nice With Others: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Organizational Relationships
  • Who Needs Genealogical Conferences? Everyone!
  • The Importance Of Belonging: The Role of Genealogical Societies in Your Research Plan

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Will supply masters for handouts
    Will supply computer with projector; require screen appropriate for room size
    Require audio for audience/room size (preferably lavaliere microphone)
    No home housing
    Will develop new lectures if requested. Although lectures shown are 1-hour (with question period), many can be developed into part of a longer group of lectures for workshops. Also work as a team with wife Diana Crisman Smith for a unique program experience.

    Previous Engagements:

    Sample Speaking Engagements Include:
    West Palm Beach (FL) Genealogy Seminar
    Lee County, Florida Genealogy Society Seminar
    Oklahoma State Genealogical Society Seminar
    RootsMagic Cruises - Caribbean and Mexico
    Westlake (OH) FHC MiniConferences
    Tarentum Genealogical Society (PA) Fall Seminar
    Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society
    West Virginia Palatines to America
    Toledo, OH Area Computer Users
    Lake County, OH Library Lock-In
    FlyAway Genealogy at Sea
    Ohio Genealogical Society Conferences
    Cleveland (OH) Computer Assisted Genealogy Grouop
    Fairfax County, VA - Fall Workshop
    Monroe County, MI
    Hudson (OH) Study Group


    Second Vice President, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE); National Conference Coordinator, Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG) and ISFHwE; columnist, National Genealogical Society NewsMagazine; Founding Member, Great Lakes Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists; lay librarian, Family History Center. He has enjoyed speaking at conferences around the country (and at sea) for more than twenty years.

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