Always begin with the end in mind. Constancy to anything is the key to success. Put first things first. Think win-win. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Constantly, sharpen the saw. Lean in to your discomfort, and grow. Build it, and they will come. Actions speak louder than words. Find the best in everyone. We can't change the cards we have been dealt, just how we play the hand. Live with integrity.
If you are a genealogist or a family historian, you have more dead friends than living ones! This, too, shall pass.
Many of the greatest words have already been spoken, but all of the best narratives are yet to be written.
Life is short, enjoy the ride! Make a difference. You can, so you will. The best is yet to come.
Remember, I told you so.
Boston University, Certificate in Genealogical Research, 2019 (OL29)
GRIP 2020- Irish Genealogical Research Part II
GRIP 2021- Practical Genetic Genealogy
ProGen(50) Study Groups- 2021
Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, Vineland, NJ, Philadelphia City Archives, Phila., PA, The National Archives at Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA, Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast, Northern Ireland, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ.
Using Google Earth Pro, Griffith's Valuation & Irish Townlands, to Map and Visit the Land of Your Ancestors - The Irish Ancestral Research Association, 13 May 2022.
Using Google Earth Pro, Griffith's Valuation & Irish Townlands, to Map and Visit the Land of Your Ancestors - Monmouth County Genealogical Society, 22 Mar 2022.
Genealogy - Using Online Resources to Research Your Family History - Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, Vineland, NJ, 26 Feb 2022.
Planning Our Research: Building a Strategy For Finding Our Irish Ancestors in Ireland- The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)-Moderator, 4 Jan 2022.
Using Google Earth Pro, Griffith's Valuation & Irish Townlands, to Map and Visit the Land of Your Ancestors- Bucks County Genealogical Society, Irish Special Interest Group, 16 Nov 2021.
Share Your Success Stories- Distance Group- The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)- Moderator, 4 Nov 2021.
The Joy of Irish Research- Rogue Valley Genealogical Society (RVGS), Medford, OR, 10 April 2021.
Irish Citizenship- APG- GPAC Chapter, 3 March 2021.
Genealogy for Beginners- Vineland Historical & Antiquarian Society, Vineland, NJ, 18 Jul 2020.
The Mystery of Family History- Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce, Vineland, NJ, 25 Sep 2020.
Genealogy for Fun- Vineland Rotary Club
Vineland, NJ, 12 Jan 2021.
Work in progress!