Welcome Michelle Leonard, coming to us from Scotland for our September Meeting!
Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian, and our September speaker! Michelle will be with us by Zoom at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, from Glasgow, giving us her hints for English and Scottish Genealogical Research.
Michelle has just joined Diahan Southard’s team at Your DNA Guide, where she’s the official genetic genealogy coach for DNA workshops and one-to-one mentoring sessions.
Michelle’s Scottish Genes and Genealogy company specializes in solving parentage and ancestor mysteries using a combination of conventional research and DNA expertise. Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself.
Her first involvement with DNA came in 2009 when she worked on the ground-breaking ‘Fromelles Genealogy Project’ tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France. She continues to work on WWI soldier cases.
She’s a frequent presenter at Legacy Family Tree Seminars. Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and certification in Genealogical, Paleographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Scottish Genealogy Network, the Society of Genealogists and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
To register, complete the short registration form at the following link. As always, if our attendance exceeds our available space, members get priority for available slots.