Paula’s Upcoming Presentations

Paula’s in-person and webinar historical and genealogical presentations are lively, yet professional and educational. She has been presenting webinars the last few years and many more during the Coronavirus Pandemic. A list of her upcoming presentations follows this paragraph. Please carefully check the linked websites for virtual presentations to see if the event is only for members of the organization and for registration details. Most presentations are open to everyone, but some societies restrict handout access to members! You could also join to support that organization. Paula is comfortable with her audiences and presents practical and accurate information. Each lecture and accompanying handout material is updated prior to each presentation. She is accessible for questions at her presentations and enjoys discussing genealogy with the participants throughout the event day or as part of a webinar. The visuals and the handout material reflect research in a wide variety of locales. Her lectures have taken her to most states around the U.S., to Canada and on cruise ships! Full information on events is not posted until the sponsor and Paula have signed a contract.

2021 Speaking Calendar for Paula

September 23, 2021. Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul, Minnesota. Webinar, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m. CDT. My topic: “Native American Research.

October 1-2, 2021. Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Conference. Virtual presentations. The conference will consist of 21 breakout sessions by various speakers and six presentations with keynote speaker D. Joshua Taylor. My two presentations:

Friday, 1 Oct. 10:30 a.m. “Discover the Records of Old Settler and Pioneer Organizations”
Saturday, 2 Oct. 2:45 p.m. “City & Rural Directories: How, When, Contents, and Where to Find Them.”

October 13, 2021. Evening webinar. TBA

October 28, 2021. Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul, Minnesota. Webinar. 7:00-8:30 p.m. My topic: “French Canadian Genealogical Research.”

2022 Speaking Calendar for Paula

March 24, 2022. Webinar TBA

April 2, 2022. Virtual all-day seminar on Saturday. Details TBA.

April 28, 2022. Webinar TBA

2021 Past Speaking Calendar

January 10-15, 2021 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Virtual Courses! I will be presenting three sessions in the course “From Sea to Shining Sea: Researching Our Ancestors’ Migrations in America” Registration opened on August 8, 2021.

January 11, 2021 Elizabeth Forey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tacoma, WA. I will be virtually presenting “Preserving Family History and Stories from the Pandemic

February 15, 2021 North Hills Genealogists, Pittsburgh, PA, Webinar 7 p.m. EST. 8 p.m CST. I will be presenting: “Finding and Using Manuscript and Special Collections Repositories “

February 16, 2021 Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, Madison, WI. Webinar. 7 p.m. CST. “NUCMC and Its Cousins: Key to Lost Ancestral Records.”

March 8, 2021 Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Warner Robins, GA. Webinar, Monday. 6:00 p.m. CST. “Sources and Methods for Researching Native American Ancestors.” Extensive handout.

March 14, 2021, Monmouth County Genealogy Society, Lincroft, New Jersey. Webinar, Sunday, 1:00 EDT.  “Finding Maiden Names – Let Me Count The Ways.” Extensive handout.

March 27, 2021. Minnesota Genealogical Society, Webinar. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. CDT. “Deeds: More Than Just Land Transactions.” Please note date change to the 27th. Extensive handout.

April 8-10 2021. Friday, April 9, 5:00 p.m. CDT. Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Superb Seven: Fabulous Avenues for Finding Family in Manuscript Collections as part of a weekend of special webinars for Legacy. Presentation includes a detailed handout for members of Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

April 15, 2021. St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society, River Falls, Wisconsin. Member Webinar 7:00 p.m. CDT. “The U.S. National Archives: The Nation’s Attic.”

May 14, 2021. The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) member Webinar.
My topic: “The WPA Era: A Free Boon for Research.”

June 20-25, 2021. Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. I am an instructor in the Great Lakes course and the Coordinator and an instructor in the Digging Deeper course. Both are 5 day courses. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Learn more important details before that day:

Research in the Great Lakes Region with Cari Taplin, CG

Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG

July 17-24, 2021. International German Genealogy Conference. A virtual conference. Speakers from the U.S., Germany, Poland, and Brazil. My presentation is “World War I U.S. Alien Registrations: History and Extant Records.” This is a greatly expanded presentation and syllabus material from the first IGGP Conference in 2017.

August 24, 2021. North San Diego County Genealogical Society Webinar. Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. PDT, Noon CDT. “Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogical Materials”

September 14, 2021. Citrus County Genealogical Society, Florida. Webinar, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. EDT, 9:00 a.m. CDT.

My topic: “Lord Preserve Us! Using Church Records in Family History Research”

September 15, 2021. Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing, Minnesota. Webinar, Wednesday, Noon-1:00 CDT.
My topic: “Research Rewards in County Courthouses and Town Hall Records

September 18, 2021. Minnesota Genealogical Society class. Saturday 10:00 a.m. CDT. “Hidden Research Gems: Back Issues of U.S. Genealogical and Historical Periodicals.

November 2021, Wilson-Cobb History & Genealogy Research Library, Roswell, New Mexico. I am the speaker for their annual all-day workshop. Postponed.

2020 Past Speaking Calendar

  • March 12, 2020 Hudson, Wisconsin
    Hudson Area Public Library Genealogy Presentation at 10:30 a.m. I will be presenting “Farmer in the Dell . . . and in Many U.S. Records” accompanied by a handout.
  • March 14, 2020 Red Wing, Minnesota CANCELLED due to the pandemic
    Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Community Education, 1:00 p.m. 
  • March 19, 2020 South St. Paul, Minnesota now virtual. See May 5.
    Dakota County Historical Society Lawshe Memorial Museum 7:00 p.m. I will be presenting “Researching Midwestern River People.”
  • April 29 — May 2, 2020, Sandusky, Ohio Cancelled due to the pandemic
    Ohio Genealogical Society 2020 Conference, Unlocking the Pieces
  • May 4, 2020, Virtual Genealogy: Researching Midwestern River People
  • “Researching Midwestern River People” on behalf of the Dakota County [MN] Historical Society and the South St. Paul Public Library
  • May 12, 2020 Virtual Q & A session 7:00 p.m. Online
    Minnesota Genealogical Society ASK MGS. Genealogy Q&A
  • June 6, 2020 Orange County Genealogical Society Webinar
    10:00 – 10:55 PT: Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks
    11:15 – 12:10 PT: Finding Maiden Names: Let Me Count the Ways
  • June 25, 2020 Dane County Area [WI] Genealogical Society Webinar for members. 7:00 p.m. CDT: Preserving Family History and Stories from the Pandemic
  • July 8, 2020 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh ONLINE
    Teaching four migration related sessions in the course Following Your Ancestors in Time and Place.
  • July 11, 2020 Crystal Lake, Illinois Postponed till summer 2022; Crystal Lake already has the 2021 seminar planned. See you live in 2022! McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society Conference in Northern Illinois. As one of four speakers, I will be presenting four sessions: The Art of Successful Genealogical Research Trips, Finding Maiden Names: Let Me Count the Ways, New York State Research: The Changing Face of the Modern Era, and Research at the Wisconsin Historical Society: It’s Not Just Wisconsin
  • July 19-24, 2020 Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh NOW ONLINE INSTRUCTION Now going virtual on the same dates! The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) is a premier week-long educational opportunity. GRIP is offered three times in 2020. 2020 is the ninth year for GRIP and the ninth year I am coordinating and instructing in my course Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills. I am accompanied by three other excellent instructors: Carla Cegielski, MS, Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS, FUGA, and Debbie Mieszala, CG. Full details on the course sessions, extra brick-wall busting sessions, and qualifications for enjoying the course are on the GRIP website. The course is accompanied by an extensive syllabus. Registration has begun but we still have openings for more students in this course. UPDATE: Course is filled to capacity.
  • August 10, 2020. Hiawatha Valley Genealogical Society, Red Wing, Minnesota. Member webinar: “Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks.” Visit the society’s Facebook page.
  • August 13, 2020 Hudson, Wisconsin Library has cancelled due to the Pandemic
    Hudson Area Public Library, 10:30 a.m. I will be presenting “After Military Service: Records of Bonuses, Pensions, Relief, and Other “Benefits'” which is accompanied by a handout.

  • September 2-5, 2020 Kansas City, Missouri GOING VIRTUAL!
    Federation of Genealogical Societies Last Annual Conference, Blazing Trails in the Heart of America. A great lineup of speakers. I will be presenting:
    • What Organizations Did Your Ancestors Join?
    • Memories: Compiling a Genealogical Society Anniversary Booklet
    • DNA Done? Now Find Those 20th & 21st Century Relative Connections
    • Researching Midwestern & Plains States Native American Connections
  • September 16, 2020. The Villages Genealogical Society Florida Member Webinars
    • Lord Preserve Us! Church Records for Family History Research
    • Preserving Family History Experiences and Stories from the Pandemic
  • October 2-3, 2020 Iowa Genealogical Society Fall Conference and it will now be virtual. I will be presenting these  lectures over the two day event:
    The Farmer in the Dell  . . . and in Many U.S. RecordsRailroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking
    Finding Maiden Names: Let Me Count the Ways
    Research Nugget in the Midwest: The Allen County Public Library
    The U.S. National Archives: The Nation’s Attic
    Midwestern and Plains States State Level Census Records
  • October 5, 2020 Hiawatha Valley Genealogical Society, Red Wing, Minnesota. Member webinar: “Preserving Family History Experiences and Stories from the Pandemic.”  Please visit their Facebook page.
  • October 8-10, 2020 Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Conference Going Virtual! I will be presenting two sessions.
    Bountiful and Unique Minnesota Research Resources
    DNA Results Ready? Locate 20th and 21st Century Ancestors and Relatives

2019 Past Speaking Calendar

  • January 13-18, 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Course 8 Native American Research. I am presenting three sessions in this new course.
  • January 19, 2019, Jackson, Mississippi
    Mississippi Genealogical Society, All-day seminar
  • February 11-17, 2019, Online Course
    Courthouse Research Crash Course. Learn at your leisure, interact with students, ask me questions. Sign up at Family Tree University today!
  • February 16, 2019, Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Minnesota Historical Society “Preserve & Organize Your Family History Conference. ” Keynote Presentation on writing family history at this all-day event. SOLD OUT
  • March 16, 2019, Brainerd, Minnesota
    Brainerd Public Library
    10:00-12:15: “Your Family History: Where to Begin?
    1:30-2:20: “Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogy Materials”
  • March 30, 2019, Red Wing, Minnesota
    Goodhue County Historical Society
    1:00-3:00 “Easier Than You Think: Researching and Compiling Family History”
  • April 8, 2019, Red Wing, Minnesota
    Goodhue County Historical Society
    I will be providing individual genealogy consultations 1:00-6:00. Bring  your questions, family info, documents, etc. and we will discuss ideas to further your research. Sign-up is required and first choices go to those attending the March 30th presentation listed above.
  • May 1-4, 2019, Mason, Ohio [Cincinnati area]
    Ohio Genealogical Society 2019 Conference. I am presenting three sessions and the lineup of other speakers is extensive.
  • May 21, 2019, Owatonna, Minnesota
    Noon presentation at the Steele County Historical Society
    ” The Farmer in the Dell . . . and in Many U.S. Records”
  • May 30-June 2, 2019, Burbank, California
    SCGS 50th Anniversary Jamboree. Many great speakers. I am doing a 2 hour workshop and 2 other presentations.
  • June 13, 2019, Hudson, Wisconsin
    Hudson Public Library 10:30 Free Lecture and Handout: “Major Midwestern Archives and Their Records”
  • July 14-19, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.  Coordinating and instructing in “Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills” This is the type of course that is a requirement for many advanced courses at this and other institutes.
  • August 3, 2019 Webinar
    Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree FREE webinar. “Railroad Records Research in Today’s World.” 1:00 EDT, Noon CDT, 11:00 MDT, and 10:00 a.m. PDT.
  • August 8, 2019 Hudson, Wisconsin
    Public Library, 10:30 a.m. Free lecture and handout: “Genealogy and the Internet”
  • October 4-5, Plymouth, Minnesota [Minneapolis area]
    Minnesota Genealogical Society Annual North Star Conference and MGS 50th Anniversary Banquet. Extensive list of speakers. I am doing two presentations and am part of a professional genealogists panel.
  • October 10, 2019 Hudson, Wisconsin
    Hudson Public Library 10:30 a.m. Free lecture and handout: “Finding Maiden Names”
  • October 23, 2019, The Villages, Florida
    “Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research”
    “Major Midwestern Archives and Their Records” for more information on the Villages Genealogical Society and events.
  • October 26, 2019 Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Hennepin County Library, Central Library, Annual Family History Fair. 
  • November 2, 2019 Madison, Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Historical Society all-day seminar “Records, Records, and More Records!” 
  • November 16, 2019, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
    Class at the Minnesota Genealogy Center: Tho’ They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records
  • November 19, 2019, Webinar
    “Native American Research: Things You May Not Know”
    A FREE Board for Certification of Genealogists presentation on Legacy Family Tree webinars. 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST


2018 Past Speaking Calendar

2017 Past Speaking Calendar

2016 Past Speaking Calendar

2015 Past Speaking Calendar

2014 Past Speaking Calendar

  • January 13-17, 2014
    Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • February 22, 2014
    West Valley Genealogical Society, Seminar
    Sun City, Arizona
  • April 30-May 3, 2014
    Ohio Genealogical Society Conference
    Sandusky, Ohio
  • June 6-8, 2014
    Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree
    Burbank, California
  • July 20-25, 2014
    Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • August 3-8, 2014
    Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh On the Road
    Detroit, Michigan
  • August 27-30, 2014
    Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference
    San Antonio, Texas
  • September 18, 2014
    Florida State Genealogical Society, Webinar
  • October 1, 2014
    Minnesota Genealogical Society, Webinar
  • October 3-4, 2014
    Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Conference
    Edina, Minnesota
  • October 16, 2014
    Dakota County Genealogical Society Meeting
    South St. Paul, Minnesota
  • November 1, 2014
    South Dakota State Historical Society-State Archives
    All-day workshops. Pierre, South Dakota
  • November 8, 2014
    Lake County Genealogical Society, Seminar
    Round Lake Beach, Illinois
  • November 22, 2014
    Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, Seminar
    Brentwood, Tennessee


Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA

2000 County RD B2 W #130231

St. Paul, Minnesota 55113



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