Speakers Bureau

The FSGS Speakers Bureau is provided as a service by the Florida State Genealogical Society. As part of that service, this document lists the names of FSGS members who may be available to local Florida genealogy societies as a speaker for an upcoming meeting or special event. Additional information about each speaker, including their lecture topics, can be obtained by clicking on their name in the list or on the menu at the left.
It is the responsibility of the local genealogy society and the speaker to make arrangements and discuss any relevant fees. Please do not ask for opinions about the speakers from FSGS officers.

If you are an FSGS member and would like to be included as a speaker in this listing, please complete and submit the application form: Microsoft Word Format or Fillable/Printable PDF Format or by email.

For information about other possible speakers, visit the Web site of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

Ann Mohr Osisek
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Ann has been a genealogical instructor in the Elderhostel Program in central Florida and teaches a week-long genealogy class at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. She is a Past President of the Florida State Genealogical Society, a Past President of the Central Florida Genealogical Society and has completed courses at Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research in Birmingham, AL. Ann was a 1997 recipient of The Florida State Genealogical Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to the field of genealogical education. She has been published in the FGS Forum, the APG Quarterly and numerous genealogical and historical society journals.
Annette Burke Lyttle
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Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels. She has a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, as well as a number of national, state, and local societies. Annette has been researching her family on and off since high school, and she has been a full-time genealogist since 2012. Her genealogical education has included the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, the ProGen Study Group, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly Study Group.
C. Ann Staley
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Ann Staley, CG, CGL, is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer at local, state and national conferences. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany.
Debbe Hagner, AG
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Debbe's amateur interest in tracing her family's roots led her to pursue a professional career in genealogy. In 1996, she attended Brigham Young University and received a Diploma in Family History. She is one of the few professional and accredited genealogists in the Tampa Bay area. Debbe is in private practice where she presents genealogy seminars and workshops on an on-going basis. She conducts private and confidential family background research studies and assists individuals on a one-on-one basis to research their family histories and develop supporting genealogy records.
Debbie Duay, Ph.D.
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Debbie Duay received her Ph.D. in Adult Education from Florida Atlantic University in 2007. She has over 15 years of experience in genealogy, and she has taught numerous workshops throughout Florida on researching early American ancestry.
Denise Barrett Olson
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Denise, a St. Augustine native, inherited her fascination for family history from her maternal grandmother. She is an Air Force veteran, an Army wife and writer/publisher at Moultrie Creek Gazette, a blog focused on research tech and digital storytelling.
Diana Crisman Smith
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Diana has been researching since childhood and served as a lay librarian at the local Family History Center for more than twenty years. She has written for numerous genealogical publications, including a regular column in the NGS NewsMagazine and the APG Quarterly; she was a frequent contributor to Digital Genealogist Magazine, as well as penning a regular column that ran for two years in the Cleveland Sun Newspapers.
Donna Moughty
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Donna Moughty, a Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer, has been conducting family research for over 25 years. She teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects including the Internet, Irish research, methodology, and computer topics locally and at national and regional conferences and Institutes.
Jack Butler
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Jack Butler is an experienced professional genealogist, lecturer and author who has been helping folks track their ancestors for more than ten years. As a 6th generation Floridian, with strong ties to neighboring states, he has researched extensively throughout the South. But as his client's ancestors frequently came south from points north, Jack has also conducted significant work in New England, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Karen A. Fortin
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Karen Fortin received her Bachelor's Degree in History and her Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. She worked in a variety of positions at the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park, FL for 30 years.
Marlis Humphrey
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Marlis Glaser Humphrey is the industry’s foremost expert on next generation family history publishing. She has applied her 20+ years experience in broadband communications and media and broadcast, technology, marketing, and strategic planning to the genealogy world. Not only a successful researcher, Marlis has approached genealogy with a unique perspective on how technology advances in multimedia applications can enrich our sharing of family history and presents and teaches her ideas and methods, inspiring genealogists – whether beginner, expert, or professional, nationally and internationally.
Peggy Jude
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Peggy is a speaker, educator and researcher who has been conducting genealogical research for her family and clients for over 40 years. Peggy leads the DNA Special Interest Group for her local society and teaches extensively on DNA topics. She is the VP, Projects and a member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society. She specializes in four areas of genealogical interest: DNA, Using Social Media, Genealogical Technology and Tools and Preserving Family History and Family Heirlooms. She holds a BS in Zoology from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Susan Lewis Well
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Susan Well has been researching her family since 1994. She is on the Board of Directors of the Genealogical Society of Sarasota and co-leader of their United Kingdom Special Interest Group. She teaches genealogy at the Lifelong Learning Academy in Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida. She is the author of the local history book about the homes, neighbors and landlords of Silent Cal titled, Calvin Coolidge: At Home in Northampton. After graduating from Cornell University and getting a masters in adult education from Springfield (MA) College, Well taught in secondary schools and adult education programs before a long career in real estate sales and appraisal.
Tamara Hallo
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Tamara Hallo is an educator, librarian and genealogist. She has over 25 years of experience as an educator and holds a Master in Library Science degree. Genealogy is her passion and a perfect complement to her repertoire. She has earned a certificate of genealogical research from Boston University and has completed ProGen, an 18-month professional genealogy study program. Recently, she completed the Advanced Genealogical Methods and Public Speaking courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Academy for Professionals and the Writing and Publishing for Genealogists and Beginning DNA courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research.