Margo Fariss Brewer

47 Riverbirch Dr.
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
47 Riverbirch Dr

Phone: 919-260-5977

Business Phone: 919-967-9280

Contact between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern


Methodology & Techniques
Military Records: Local & Federal
Land Records: Local, State & Federal
Courthouse Records Research
Assisted Genealogy Research Trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT


  • Creating a Research Plan: You Must Stop Researching First
  • Who Is Up Your Family Tree? (luncheon lecture)
  • Did You Ask Before You Became Obsessed? (luncheon lecture)
  • My Grandchildren Arenít Interested in Their Ancestors: Ideas for Competing With Videos & Super Heros
  • Researching in Washington, D.C.: The Where and The How of It
  • How to Find Women In The Records
  • Beginning Your Search: The How and Where of Genealogical Research
  • What Happened to Grammar and Punctuation?: Interpreting the Handwriting
  • Using FamilySearch: How to Help Your Ancestors Rise to the Top
  • Research in Washington DC: What Can I Find There?
  • Hiring a Professional Genealogist: The How and Why
  • How to Find Church Records: A Strategy
  • The Non-Population Census Schedules: How They Can Help Your Research
  • Land Records: What and Where are the Files Behind the Online Databases
  • Writing a Family Narrative That Will Be Read

  • Speaking Conditions:

    New Lectures developed upon request
    Will furnish masters for handouts
    Will provide computer and LCD projector
    Microphone (lavaliere type, if possible) required, dependent on room size
    Will travel for engagements at locations within the US and internationally
    Video taping and/or photographing is not permitted without prior written permission
    Professional audio taping permitted with royalty
    Home housing not accepted
    Please visit my website for fee and travel expenses information

    Previous Engagements:

  • Lecturer for Duke University's OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 2004 to present
  • NGS Conference 2016
  • Durham Family History Center Lecture Series
  • Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society
  • North Carolina Triangle TMG User Group
  • Moore County Genealogical Society
  • Jacksonville, FL Genealogical Society
  • Durham Center for Senior Life

  • Bio:

    Margo Fariss Brewer is an active genealogical instructor, consultant and lecturer who resides in North Carolina. She is the co-leader of Ann-Mar Genealogy Trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City which she finds strengthens her research and teaching skills. She also teaches 6 genealogy courses (Beginning through Advance, Telling the Rest of Your Family's Story, a Genealogy Computer Lab and DNA for Genealogy at Duke University's OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute where she has been on the faculty since 2004.

    Her specialties are methodology, military and land records, courthouse research and assisted research trips to the Family History Library. Her focus is on records within the continental United States.

    Margo, a dynamic speaker, is available for meetings, seminars and workshops. Her lectures include PowerPoint presentations, handouts and a question-and-answer period. She encourages interaction with the audience with her enthusiasm, humor and organized approach to the topic.

    She is the President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society and several more state and local genealogical societies.

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