Paula Stuart-Warren

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA

Certified Genealogist® Paula Stuart-Warren is a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, writer, and research coach. Based in Minnesota, Paula's research has taken her to locations and repositories across the United States.

She has done presentations on various topics for national, state, and local groups in the U.S., Canada, and on cruise ships. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American genealogy. She has written books and many articles about family history and records and is an active volunteer in many organizations. Her contracted research has assisted authors, law firms, television shows, historical societies, and others with projects.

Paula is a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh ("GRIP"), an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy ("SLIG"), and an instructor for Research Write Connect Academy, Ancestry Academy, FamilyTree University, and Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She has received many awards for her work, most recently the 2019 Association of Professional Genealogists Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy. Paula has served on the boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS), and she is a member of many genealogical and historical organizations.

Paula's ancestors came to the U.S. from eight other countries and she has also researched the southern roots of her father-in-law. Sharing the knowledge and experience of her years in genealogy is a vital part of her life, which also includes her own continuing education.


June 6, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR!
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Upon registration you will receive an email with information and link to sign-in to the webinar. Handouts for non-members will be available the day of the webinar via a link in Zoom.

10:00 am PDT - Your Anytime Library: Success in the Virtual Stacks

Rather research than count sheep? Peruse books at any hour without starting the car or breaking into the library? County, town, and family histories, record abstracts, and more await. Digitized, photocopied, excerpted, abstracted, OCRd, and indexed books provide a strong likelihood of success via your computer and that medium called the Internet. Add newspapers, documents, family trees, pension records, periodicals, and more to the accessible items and you might be housebound for days (months?). During this session we will concentrate on books. Finding books online might be as simple as typing the title in your favorite search engine and enclosing it in quotation marks. Your search engine (i.e. Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc) is your best friend. The majority of the material listed in the handout for this lecture are links to FREE sites.

11:15 am PDT - Finding Maiden Names: Let Me Count the Ways

Who was she? Who were her people? This session presents myriad ways to determine what was Great Grandma Margaret's maiden name. Clues and a checklist guide you in the search. Just because it was "hidden" after her marriage doesn't mean it can't be discovered.


Handouts, when available, will be in Member's Only on the Speaker Handouts/Webinars page.


General Meetings

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Saturday October 3, 2020
DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger

Saturday March 6, 2021
BASH 2021 with
Michael L. Strauss, AG

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Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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