Melissa Barker

Professional Genealogist Melissa Barker has been a speaker in the past for the We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference. In this post, you can read more about her past presentation and how to watch them.

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.

Past and Archived Presentations

NOTE: The following presentations can only be viewed for 60 days after each conference if you purchase the Gold Pass. Or all year if you purchase the Platinum Pass.

Title:  Breathing New Life Into Your Boring Ancestors (Presented at the 5th WAC Conference)

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! Watch Presentation


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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