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Genealogist, Photographer, Speaker, Traveler Experienced Speaker on Genealogy Past President of The Villages Genealogical Society

An Afternoon in Port Orange

Speaking at the Port Orange Library

Thanks to Catherine Worthington of Volushia County Libraries and the other great folks who came to hear me speak on “DNA Testing for Genealogy” yesterday afternoon. The group was great, and asked a lot of wonderful questions. One person I was happy to see was Danielle Barnett, a former member of The Villages Genealogical Society Genetic Genealogy SIG, which I lead. Now a coastal area resident, she gave me the good news that she has discovered half of her family through DNA testing.

Email Received Last Night


Thanks so much for coming out and speaking today.  I really enjoyed it.  I would love to have you back again sometime.  I’ll be in touch!  I have a million questions.  I will keep an eye out on your web site for when you are speaking near here again.  I’d like to come and just listen and not be in charge. 🙂


Catherine Worthington
Librarian I 
Port Orange Regional Library
1005 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL 32129

Hello From Florida!

Welcome to a totally updated version of my personal website, Here I will share a bit of my philosophy, interests and my Weltanschauung (German: world view).

From here can be found links to my other websites, some of the photos I’ve taken in places around the world, and news about my public speaking activities. On this site are a speaking schedule, genealogy topics and a list of past presentations. To reach me with questions about scheduling a speaking event, or any other topic, please use the form on the Contact Page. Although I spend more than a little time traveling, I am available during most months of the year

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