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HistoryCrafters has given presentations and workshops in many settings and for a wide variety of groups (see list below). Here are our favorite topics, but others are possible. Just ask.

Workshops and Presentations Available (online or in person)

  • “Adding Leaves & Flowers to the Branches of Your Family Tree”
  • “Be the Ancestor You Wish You’d Had”
  • “Bringing Your Family History to Life”
  • “Preserving the Stories Before They’re Gone”
  • “Interviewing Grandma” (interview techniques)
  • “Researching Those Quirky Quakers”
  • “Antiques Roadshow in Your Own Home”
  • “Organizing Your Family History Work”
  • “Preserving the Stories of Your Family’s ‘Stuff’”

Presentations and Workshops Given

  • Genealogy Groups
    • Federation of Genealogical Societies, annual national conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (2015) and Springfield, Illinois (2016) 
    • RootsTech, annual international conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (2015 and 2016)
    • National Genealogical Society, annual national conference (2013 and 2014)
    • Minnesota Genealogical Society, many workshops (2003-present)
    • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
    • Yankee Genealogical Society
    • Czechoslovakian Genealogical Society
    • German Genealogical Society
    • Northern Waters Genealogical Society
    • Central Jersey (NJ) Genealogical Club
    • St. Cloud (MN) Area Genealogists
  • Association of Personal Historians, annual conferences
    • Various locations, workshops on various topics, 2005-2017
      • Grand Rapids MI, Portland OR, Nashville TN, Salt Lake City UT, Philadelphia PA, Victoria BC, Las Vegas NV, St. Louis MO, Bethesda MD, Sacramento CA
  • Senior centers and organizations
    • Southwest Senior Center
    • Walker Place Independent Living
    • Village Shores Senior Center
    • Fountains of Hosanna
    • Edina Professionals Serving Seniors
  • Professional groups
    • Edina Federated Women’s Club
    • WEST Networking
    • RSES Auxiliary
    • Audubon Center of the North Woods
    • Minneapolis Visitor & Convention Bureau (two events for family reunion planners)
    • Women’s Endowment Luncheon, keynote speaker
  • Libraries and history centers
    • Hennepin County Central Library, annual Family History Fair, 2008-2015
    • Freeborn County (MN) Museum, Library & Historical Village
    • Olmsted County (MN) Historical Society
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Hennepin County branch libraries

History Crafters' passion is to preserve people's life stories, through interviews, photographs, research, and documentation of personal items, heirlooms, and collectables.