Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
and Library, Inc.
Portrait found in Merriam KS--three children
Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.
2019 Annual Seminar
Saturday October 26, 2019
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

For further information contact
Kathleen Brandt
Kathleen Brandt is a Professional International Genealogist and Consultant and is a published freelance writer for genealogy magazines and columns. She is the author of the a3Genealogy educational and skill building blog that explores various cultural and ethnic folk life, traditions, history, and genealogy research tips.
Utilizing twenty years of experience as an international corporate executive and five years of teaching college level Spanish, French and English writing courses, Kathleen offers workshops and lectures, and is a consultant for various international corporations, colleges and universities conducting historical, cultural, and genealogical projects. She has also researched for television episodes of NBC and TLC: Who Do You Think You Are?; and appeared in 2011 presenting to actor and singer Tim McGraw; and genealogist and private investigator for Dead Files, Travel Channel (2016 filming). Her work and research may also be seen on the Reba McEntire, Ashley Judd, and Chris O'Donnell; Cynthia Nixon and Gennifer Goodwin episodes, as well as on The History Channel: How the States Got Their Shape, and PBS: Finding Your Roots. She has appeared on CCTV America: Asia America Biz as the on-air expert.
Her complete Experience / Qualifications CV may be reviewed at the website.
Lecture Topics:
Leaping Over Brickwalls: 10 Tips to Fast Forward
We don't always have years to research and develop interesting ancestral stories, so the key is to partner your sleuthing skills with effective genealogy research tips to fast forward your research.
War of 1812 Records: 10 Places to Search
Although pivotal in the history of America, the War of 1812, often called the "Second War for Independence" is mostly forgotten. But understanding this "battle for borders" may guide you to your 1812 Soldier and family. Ten (10) tips to researching your War of 1812 ancestor will be presented.
Sharing Your Ancestors: 10 ways to keep your family members enthused about your and their ancestors
Have you noticed when you speak of long ago ancestors your family friends seem disinterested? This workshop offers 10 fun ways to keep your audience enthused and your ancestors alive.
Civil War 101: 10 Best Bets to Civil War Research
This presentation provides the researcher with tips, hints and hidden resources to uncover Union and Confederate Soldiers, and women who served or supported troops. You may also discover why your ancestor may not have served.
Save the date and join JCGS at another wonderful Annual Seminar!