Melissa Barker

Professional Genealogist Melissa Barker will be a speaker for the 5th We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference this coming March 22-24, 2023. In this post you can read more about her and what she will be presenting.

About Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Professional Genealogist. She is affectionately known as The Archive Lady. She lectures, teaches, and writes about researching in archives in the U.S. and Canada. She has been researching her own family history for 32 years.

Scheduled Presentation for 5th WAC Conference

Title:  Breathing New Life Into Your Boring Ancestors

Summary: There is no such thing as a boring ancestor! Many genealogists will say they have boring ancestors because they can't find records or information for them. Learn from a seasoned genealogists and archivist how to locate records and information to bring those boring ancestors back to life!

Presentation Information

Title:  Finding Aids: The Road Map to Any Manuscript Collection (Presented at the 4th WAC Conference)

Summary: Genealogists use all kinds of tools to help them with their genealogy research. One of the best tools to understand and use when working with Manuscript Collections are Finding Aids. Archivists develop Finding Aids to navigate through Manuscript Collections. Watch Presentation

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