Christine Rose, cg, cgl, fasg
Christine has delivered hundreds of lectures in a variety of locations. This includes the national conferences of the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and Gen Tech. It also includes many regional and local county seminars sponsored by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the North Carolina Genealogical Society, California Genealogical Society, Southern California Genealogical Society, San Diego Genealogical Society, Sonoma County Genealogical Society, Montana State Genealogical Society, Kentucky Genealogical Society, Kansas State Genealogical Society, MENSA and many others. She was on the faculty of the National Institute of Genealogical Research in Washington, D.C. and was for many years an instructor and course coordinator for the Samford Institute of Historical and Genealogical Research at Samford University in Birmingham.
Some feedback from attendees of her various seminars
“I guess all of your talks are successful, but your talk at the NYG&BS was particularly so. They loved you ...” —Henry Hoff, FASQ, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, New York City
"The participants said this was one of the best conferences we have had ..." —Ozarks Genealogical Society
“You were described variously as being interesting, helpful, well-organized, clear, direct, informative, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, thorough, comprehensive, dynamic, articulate, and outstanding ...” —California Genealogical Society
“We all enjoyed your beautifully organized and clearly delivered talk. It was that wonderful rarity—a truly useful talk.” —AAUW
“You have a wonderful ability to communicate complex genealogical concepts and put them within the reach of your audience.” —Dallas Genealogical Society
“Great examples—great information!” – “Excellent handouts” – “Fantastic!” – “Extremely helpful and eye opening. Can’t wait to hit those records” – “Clear, concise, informative” – “Get her back!” —Genealogical Fair, San Francisco
“Excellent material with humor to keep your interest up” - “Knew material cold!” - “conveyed enthusiasm and dedication” - kept the talk moving at a good pace ... informative.” —FGS Conference
“The seminar [for Alabama State Genealogical Society] was fantastic ... Over and over again, I kept hearing people say 'this is the best I’ve ever come to' ..." —Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA, author of Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian
“ ... it was a goldmine!” —Huntington Historical Society, N.Y.
SOME POPULAR LECTURES DURING THE YEARS
Leaping to Erroneous Conclusions: What did the record REALLY say?
We often look at a document and quickly come to a conclusion as to what it means. But...did it really tell us that? We will look at numerous instances where we can easily misinterpret the evidence.
The "Rites" of Inheritance: Dower, Entail and Primogeniture
Understanding their differences will help in gleaning the clues they hold. A keen look that opens many new doors.
War of 1812: Its Causes and Its Records
A fresh look at this forgotten war; why we entered, what happened, and the many useful records it left.
Military Bounty Land: A Great Resource!
These are among the most misunderstood records and thus rarely used. Learn to navigate these to unearth their treasures of family information.
County Land Records in Depth
This lecture will show the wide diversity of county land records, how to access them, how to use and interpret them. One of the most valuable of genealogical sources, they are vastly underused and often misunderstood.
Federal Land Records to Locate Ancestors
The case files contain valuable genealogical data. Once understood, federal land becomes a valuable resource. Includes data on homestead, cash files, bounty land, etc.
Addicted to Courthouses!
Courthouses can be intimidating. This lecture will guide the researcher past the clerks and into the valuable records. The answers to many genealogical problems are only sitting on those courthouse shelves!
Estates: A Goldmine!
Often researchers even those experienced, will consult the wills, but little else. Many examples will be presented which will demonstrate to genealogists that they’ve been missing or misinterpreting some valuable records.
Avoid the Crooked Path! Genealogical Problem Solving
Demonstrates with case studies how to zero in on the goal, reduce the problem, and stay on the path to solve it. A great motivational talk.
Transcribing and Abstracting: The Technique
Concrete examples of how to transcribe including the old style letters and obsolete phrases, clauses to watch, how to treat additions and questioned items, eliminating boilerplate, etc.
‘Solving’ The Problem Onsite in 25 Hours or Less!
This lecture is one of the favorites. Strategies are presented to maximize onsite research, with a case study to illustrate it. The same strategies can be used even when not onsite.
Genealogical Proof Standard: Building a Solid Case
Do you have enough evidence? Is it all circumstantial? What if it conflicts? What is more believable? How do you weigh it? Is your case convincing? Specific examples and explanations will demonstrate.
Revolutionary War Records: The Amazing Array of Sources
Most researchers find the pension records, but are unsure how to proceed beyond. This lecture presents a number of important revolutionary records and illustrates the genealogical value of each.
Using Little Known and Neglected Sources: A Potpourri
In this lecture a variety of records are discussed from land to federal to court and military. The examples presented will open many doors to the researchers who think they’ve examined everything.
BANQUET OR LUNCHEON TALK
Illustrating Your Family's History
This lecture demonstrates, via a power point presentation, many different ways in which a family history can be enhanced with illustrations. Lack of photographs can be overcome by other pertinent and interesting substitutes.
AVAILABILITY: Christine "retired" from lecturing in 2014
Christine Rose presented all-day seminars which usually consisted of four one-hour sessions. Additionally, she traveled extensively several months a year for client research. Presently she focuses in research in New York and New England to do reearch on her husband's family. These include, among others, Brierly, Bradford, Wells, Stone, Harville, McKinney, Steele, Tripp, Webster, Ward, and many more ...
For those Societies who wish to handle her books at the seminars, Christine offers to the host Society a substantial commission on the gross sale of the books.
For contact: Christine@Christine4Rose.com