Leslie Brinkley Lawson

5180 SW 198th Ave
Aloha, Oregon 97078

Phone: 503-649-6679

Business Phone: 503-806-6841
Email: Leslie@LawsonResearch.net
URL: www.lawsonresearch.net

Contact between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm PST


ForensicGenealogistCredentialed(SM), FGC(SM)


Created 'US Vital Records' course for the Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto, Canada Jan 2008
Created a five week course in genealogy for a local church group, Sept 2006


Jump Start Your Genealogy
Getting From Then to Now: Locating People in the Last Century
Newspaper Research: Find it in the Past, Preserve it for the Future
On-site Research: Going There, Walking Their Ground
Planning a Successful Reunion (a reunion of any sort)
RootsMagic: An Overview
Online Cemeteries: Keeper of the Stones
Getting Ready to Check Out: End of Life Planning
Communication in the 21st Century: facebook, twitter, Google+

Speaking Conditions:

Will furnish handout masters
Will travel for engagements (with travel reimbursement)
Will present lectures in PowerPoint (speaker will provide equipment)

Previous Engagements:

Forensic Genealogy Institute, Oct 2012, March 2013, March 2014, March 2015
Jefferson County Genealogy Society, March 2014 Eastern Washington Genealogical Society, March 2014 State Conference Genealogical Council of Oregon, Oct 2004, July 2008, July 2010, July 2012, August 2014
Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Oct 2003, June 2004, Oct 2004, June 2008, Sept 2009, June 2010, June 2014
Oregon Genealogical Society, Eugene, Oregon 2010, 2013
Rotaract [Rotary group], Beaverton, Oregon 2010
Mac Club, Portland, Oregon 2010
RootsMagic Users Group, bi-monthly 2008-date
Linn County Genealogical Society, Albany, Oregon 2011, 2013
Sweet Home Genealogical Society, Sweet Home, Oregon 2011


Leslie Lawson is a professional genealogist in the forensic genealogy field. She is the owner of Lawson Research Services, LLC. She has worked in the forensic field professionally since 2000. Leslie has done forensic genealogy research for attorneys across the United States. She has a range of experience from proving family lines to reuniting family members as well as proving parentage for those unable to speak due to injury or disability [dementia, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia]. Leslie currently serves as the President of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy; President of the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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