Thursday, April 26, 2012

Debbe Hagner signs presentation on Castle Garden

 Debbe A. Hagner, AG is one of the few high profile genealogy presenters that "speaks" American Sign Language. Though she is profoundly deaf, she communicates well, and I've enjoyed our developing friendship throughout the years.

This past February, Debbe recorded an An Introduction to Castle Garden: Your Ancestors with FamilySearch under the "Branch Out" banner. 

The "AG" after Debbe's name indicates she has received credentialing from the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). From Debbe's ICAPGen profile we read "...Debbe Hagner first attained an Associate of Applied Science Degree (with honors) in business technology; then, attended the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology where in 1981 she graduated and was awarded a Bachelors of Technology from the College of Applied Science and Technology. Debbe later attended the Marist College (NY) where she accumulated 32 graduate credits towards a Master’s Degree in Information Systems. These educational achievements led to a business career with IBM where Debbe was employed as a System Test Analyst.

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; 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. Debbe has been the president of West Pasco County Genealogical Society for several years and is currently a member of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists."

 Here's a screen shot from Debbe's Castle Garden presentation. This is the link to the handouts.

Debbe, it's an honor to spotlight your work. I wish that more presentations would be recorded with ASL.

Contact Debbe Hagner, AG:

Deb's geographic specialties are the US midwest and Germany.  

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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