FALL SPEAKERS

FALL SPEAKERS

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS has been involved in genealogy since before her birth. My roots run deep into the South, where I am Accredited. They involve the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and some areas of Pennsylvania. I love the area of Appalachia, and have written several Legacy QuickGuides that you may purchase from the site: familytreewebinars.com/peggylauritzen

Thomas Stephen Neel

Thomas Stephen Neel is the OGS Library Director where he has been employed since 1984 as well as an OGS member since 1976. He is in charge of library operations, acquisitions, cataloging, and archival processing. His undergraduate liberal arts degree was from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware with majors in history as well as botany-bacteriology. His Master’s in Library and Information Science was obtained at Kent State University. He is a resident of New London in Huron County.

Elissa Scalise Powell

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, is co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP); past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, the coordinator of the IGHR “Professional Genealogy” course in Athens, Georgia, and author of two chapters in the 2018 Professional Genealogy book. She was an instructor and creator for part of Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course, and past SLIG course coordinator. She has been involved in ProGen Study since the beginning, being the mentor for groups 1, 25, and 50. She was honored with the Association of Professional Genealogists 2017 Professional Achievement Award.

Amie Bowser Tennant

Amie Bowser Tennant is The Genealogy Reporter bringing you genealogy news and more. She is a professional genealogist, nationally known speaker, and internationally known blogger. Amie provides blog and written content for many top companies and societies in the genealogy field. Some of her recent publications can be found in the NGS Magazine, the Ohio Genealogical Society News and the OGS Quarterly, and Legacy News.