Sunday, October 02, 2016

ARCHIVED: WACKY Wednesday - genealogyDOTcoach

Ol' Myrt's *very* distant cousin Sweet Sadie rounded out a week of research at the Family History Library by once again hosting WACKY Wednesday. This episode explores a new service genealogyDOTcoach located at

We first meet with co-founder Janet Hovorka, Development Director at Family ChartMasters and author of Zap The Grandma Gap book. Sweet Sadie was curious about the philosophy behind this new website. It isn't a document look-up service, its a "coaching" service where clients can elect to hire a genealogy coach for 15 minutes at a time. Just the sort of thing we need to get a nudge in the right direction.

We then talk with Valerie Elkins researcher, Family Historian. She has over 20 years experience in genealogy research and has worked as an International Research Consultant at the Family History Library, consulted and provided research for genealogy TV shows and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Genealogists. Valerie specializes in Japanese, Hawaiian and Asian research, West Coast and Southern United States research; finding family stories and leaving a legacy.  

Nicka Smith was next on the docket. She is a a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African-ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, sharing genealogy with youth, using creative ways to document the ancestral journey. Her specialties include: African American, DNA, Getting Started, Great Plains United States, Gulf South Region United States, Mid-South United States, Mid-West United States, Native American, Organization, Pacific States United States, Publishing, Software Assistance, Travel Planning,  and Tree Analysis.

It was interesting to obtain a client perspective as we talked with our own True Lewis who had previously hired Nicka Smith to assist with her sticky-wicket research.

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