Derek is a professional genealogist, writer and speaker. He has been researching his own family since 1974 when he was thirteen years old. Primary areas for professional research are Northwest Ohio and South Eastern Michigan for the past fifteen years. Lectures on a variety of topics related to genealogy in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Specialty areas are computer genealogy, civil war research and New England research. Currently a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society (Trustee), NEHGS, Genealogy Speakers Guild and Association of Professional Genealogist. Graduated with a BA degree from the University of Toledo in History and certificate from Boston University in Genealogy. Derek is married and has one son. Lives in the Toledo, OH area. Teaches genealogy at Lourdes University.
With many society membership meetings and board meeting canceled for COVID-19, FSGS is here to help every step of the way. In this time of social distancing, you can hold your monthly meeting with the program speaker and your members…
Learn about the various in and outs of Social Media. Understand the use of Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, etc. Learn how to create and implement a plan. Give your group the tools to move into the Social Media World. Speaker has over 10 years of experience and does it every day.