Dining with a Doyenne: The Quintessential Helen F. M. Leary

January 30th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Most seasoned genealogists know of Helen F. M. Leary, CG Emeritus, FASG, FNGS and editor of one of the most valuable southern research books ever published, “North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History.” Now retired, Helen only occasionally lectures, usually on the North Carolina Genealogical Society’s webinars. What an opportunity to hear her teach us again in person!

She is smart and analytical but it is her sense of humor that makes her lectures come alive. Ask her how her grandmother did jigsaw puzzles, and she’ll tell you the same way some of us do family history research. Because Helen was an art history major, she often uses the masterpieces to illustrate family history topics. Her lectures are full of information on methodology, history, and case studies, all sprinkled with colorful humor. She may be the master of North Carolina research, but the techniques she teaches have universal application.

Please join the North Carolina Genealogical Society at Helen’s luncheon presentation of “Nobody’s Daughter: A Spotlight on the Neighbors” on Friday, 12 May 2017. You will find yourself in awe of the depth and breadth of her knowledge.

Sign up for this luncheon when you register for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference. You can register for the conference at https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/register/. If you’ve already registered, you can add workshops, luncheons, and events by returning to your registration page.