C. Ann Staley

P. O. Box 441364
Jacksonville, Florida 32222

Phone: (904) 771-1865

Email: astaley@comcast.net
URL: http://cannstaley.com and http://ann-martrips.com

Contact between 09:00 am to 09:00 pm Eastern Time


Certified GenealogistSM Certified Genealogical LecturerSM


Research Sources
Computer Resources
Vital Records and their Sources
Conference Planning
Assisted Research Trips (Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT)


  • Blacksheep Ancestors and Their Records
  • City Directories - A Line-by-line Account of Our Ancestors
  • Claws or Clues - Scratching for the Elusive Ancestor
  • Death Record Research Sources: Beyond Death Certificates
  • Family Research Introduction
  • Florida – A State of Diversity
  • Genealogy Research: Online Resources - for Free!
  • Googling Your Family: Using the Whole Google Website
  • Hatched, Matched and Dispatched: Vital Record Research
  • Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records
  • Lineage Society Papers: Guidelines for a Successful Application
  • Organizing a Society Seminar or Conference
  • Organizing and Carrying Out a Society Project
  • Overlooked Research Sources: A Gold Mine to be Discovered
  • Read All About It! Newspaper Research: Reading Past the Headlines
  • Shore to Shore - 20th Century Immigration Research
  • So You Can't Read a Foreign Language: Tips and Techniques for Deciphering Vital Records
  • Starting and Maintaining a Pioneer Descendants Program
  • The Everyday Life of Our Ancestors
  • FamilySearch Website - Demystified
  • The Policy and Procedure Manual: Preventing “I Didn’t Know That”
  • Will They be There? Using Probate Records

  • Speaking Conditions:

    Will develop new lectures if requested
    Requires audio-visual equipment
    Masters are furnished for handouts
    Professional audio taping permitted with royalty
    Video taping is negotiable
    Will travel for engagements
    Home housing not accepted

    Previous Engagements:

    National Genealogical Society Conference - 2016, 2017
    Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference - 2015
    Florida State Genealogical Society Webinar - 2016
    RootsTech 2017
    Amelia Island Genealogical Society – 2017
    Bartram Trail Library, Fruit Cove, FL - 2017
    Bay County Genealogical Society Seminar - 2015
    Clay County Public Library – 2014, 2015
    Genealogical Society of Flagler County, Palm Coast, FL – 2017
    Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County (FL) – 2014-2015
    Genealogical Society of Sarasota (FL) - 2015
    Georgia Genealogical Society Webinar - 2015
    Halifax Genealogical Society (FL) - 2015
    Indian River Genealogy Conference (FL) – 2017
    Indiana State Library Family History Fair – 2016
    Jacksonville Genealogical Society (FL) – 2017
    Nassau County Genealogical Society (FL) - 2015
    North Florida Regional Genealogy Conference – 2016-2017
    Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) – 2014-2016
    Ontario Genealogical Society Webinar – 2015
    Pinellas Genealogy Society, Seminar (FL) - 2016
    Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society (FL) – 2016
    Villages Genealogical Society, The Villages, FL Winter Cruise - 2015
    Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Webinar – 2015

    Basic & Intermediate Genealogy Courses Instructor, Jacksonville, FL; 1995 to present
    Frequent speaker at societies and smaller events in Florida


    C. Ann Staley is a lecturer, instructor, consultant, and trip leader. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany.

    She is kept busy as the Education Chairman for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and as a Trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society. Ann is also the compiler of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. Quarterly Full Name Index, Volumes 1 through 4, 1973 through 1976, the author of articles for the NGS Magazine, and the co-author of the NGS Research in the States Series: Florida.

    She has studied at the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) in Washington, D.C.; the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has also been a faculty member of the IGHR.

    Membership: National Genealogical Society, Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Florida State Genealogical Society, and Jacksonville [FL] Genealogical Society, Inc.

    Ann is available to speak at meetings, seminars, and via webinars. All lectures include a question-and-answer period, visual presentations and handouts, and interactive participation is encouraged. Her enthusiasm for genealogy is contagious and her stimulating programs are very informative.

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