Margo Fariss Brewer|
47 Riverbirch Dr.
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
47 Riverbirch Dr
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
Newspapers and Timelines: Mastering This Combination Can Expose Unanticipated Records
Creating a Research Plan: You Must Stop Researching First
Who Is Up Your Family Tree? (luncheon lecture)
Just Scratching the Surface: Using Land Records
Did You Ask Before You Became Obsessed? (luncheon lecture)
My Grandchildren Arenít Interested in Their Ancestors: Ideas for Competing With Videos & Super Heros
Writing a Family Narrative Your Family Will Want to Read
A Quick Peek Into Military Records: The Colonial Wars to WWII
Why Canít You Find Women In County, State, and Federal Records?: What You Really Need To Know
Setting Yourself Up for Productive Genealogy Research
Interpreting the Handwriting - Alphabets, Abbreviations & Symbols
1850-1940 Census Research: What Was The Enumerator Really Asking?
Using FamilySearch: How to Help Your Ancestors Rise to the Top
Research in Washington DC: Where Do I Go & What can I Find There?
Hiring a Professional Genealogist: Why and How
How to Find Church Records: A Strategy
Researching in Washington, D.C.: The Where and The How of It
Using The Non-Population Census: How Can They Help Find Your Ancestors
Land Records: What and Where are the Files Behind the Online Databases
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
NGS Conference, 2017, 2016
Durham Family History Center Lecture Series, 2017, 2016
Albemarle Genealogical Society
Triangle Jewish Genealogical Society
Instructor of six 10-week courses through Duke University's OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute, 2004 to present
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, luncheons, 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.