C. Ann Staley

P. O. Box 441364
Jacksonville, Florida 32222

Phone: (904) 771-1865

Email: astaley@comcast.net
URL: http://cannstaley.com and http://ann-martrips.com

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


Certified GenealogistSM Certified Genealogical LecturerSM


Research Sources
Computer Resources
Vital Records and their Sources
Conference Planning
Assisted Research Trips (Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT)


  • Blacksheep Ancestors and Their Records
  • City Directories - A Line-by-line Account of Our Ancestors
  • Claws or Clues - Scratching for the Elusive Ancestor
  • Death Record Research Sources: Beyond Death Certificates
  • Family Research Introduction
  • Florida – A State of Diversity
  • Genealogy Research: Online Resources - for Free!
  • Googling Your Family: Using the Whole Google Website
  • Hatched, Matched and Dispatched: Vital Record Research
  • Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records
  • Lineage Society Papers: guidelines for a Successful Application
  • Organizing a Society Seminar or Conference
  • Organizing and Carrying Out a Society Project
  • Overlooked Research Sources: A Gold Mine to be Discovered
  • Read All About It! Newspaper Research: Reading Past the Headlines
  • Shore to Shore - 20th Century Immigration Research
  • So You Can't Read a Foreign Language: Tips and Techniques for Deciphering Vital Records
  • Starting and Maintaining a Pioneer Descendants Program
  • The Everyday Life of Our Ancstors
  • FamilySearch Website - Demystified
  • the Policy and Procedure Manual: Preventing “I Didn’t Know That”
  • Will They be There? Using Probate Records

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Will develop new lectures if requested
    Requires audio-visual equipment
    Masters are furnished for handouts
    Professional audio taping permitted with royalty
    Video taping is negotiable
    Will travel for engagements
    Home housing not accepted

    Previous Engagements:

    Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference; 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 (2011 upcoming)
    Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research Faculty; 2004, 2006, 2007 (2011 upcoming)
    Amelia Island Genealogical Society, Amelia Island, FL; 2008, 2009 and 2011
    Halifax Genealogy Society, Halifax Co., FL; 2011
    Indian River Genealogy Society, Vero Beach, FL; 2011
    North Florida Genealogy Conference, Jacksonville, FL [3 lectures]; 2011
    Marion County Genealogical Society, Ocala, FL; 2008 and 2011
    Bartram Trail Library, Fruit Cove, FL; 2008 and 2011
    Florida State Genealogical Society State Conference; 2008, 2009 and 2010
    Sweetwater Dell Web Community Genealogy Club, Jacksonville, FL; 2010
    3-Lecture Series, Orange Park Library, Orange Park, FL; 2009 and 2010
    Basic & Intermediate Genealogy Courses Instructor, Jacksonville, FL; 1995 to present


    C. Ann Staley is a lecturer, instructor, consultant and trip leader. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany.

    She is the Vice-President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2000. As Education Chairman of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, Ann developed and has taught the Beginning and the Intermediate Genealogy Courses since 1995. She is also the JGS Webmaster and is the compiler of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. Quarterly Full Name Index, Volumes 1 through 4, 1973 through 1976

    She has studied at the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) in Washington, D.C.; the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has also been a faculty member of the IGHR.

    Membership: National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Florida State Genealogical Society, and Jacksonville [FL] Genealogical Society, Inc.

    Ann is available to speak at meetings and seminars. All lectures include a question-and-answer period, visual presentations and handouts, and interactive participation is encouraged. Her enthusiasm for genealogy is contagious and her stimulating programs are very informative.

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