“Family Gatherings: Dragging Genealogy Information Out of Your Family” is a great teaching for those of us that have family members that are not interested in genealogy or just don’t want to talk about family history. In this presentation you will get tips and tricks on how to get your family members talking about your ancestors. We all attend family reunions, family dinners, holiday gatherings and various other family functions, why not be prepared and use these ideas in this teaching to unearth family information that you didn’t know existed.
About our Speaker
Melissa Barker is a professional genealogist and a Certified Archives Manager. She is the owner of Once Upon A Time Genealogy where she does limited genealogy research for clients but mostly spends her time lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, how to research in archives, records organization and preservation. She is also the archivist/records manager for the Houston County, Tennessee Archives which she helped to establish in 2010. She has been researching her own family history for over 25 years. Her passion for genealogy research with an emphasis on archives research is evident in all her lectures and teachings. She lives in the Middle Tennessee area and is a member of the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, Society of Tennessee Archivists and the Society of American Archivists. She was a member of the graduating class of the first ProGen Study Group in 2009. Melissa Barker has been successful in turning her avid hobby into a profession where she enjoys the thrill of teaching others.