Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA

Paula Stuart-Warren

Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, the WPA, and railroad records. She has spent extensive research time at libraries, courthouses, state archives, historical societies, and at various locations of the U.S. National Archives. She is currently a coordinator and instructor for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has presented courses for Research Write Connect Academy, Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and continues to present virtual seminars and webinars across the U.S. and in Canada. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has been a Board-Certified Genealogist since 1988.

She is descended from eight ancestral countries and has researched family connections across the U.S. and Canada. She currently has her own educational website and blog at and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and continuing education.


July 2, 2022
OCCGS General Meeting & Webinar
Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA

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10:10 am PDT - Seeking Your Comfort Zone As You Approach Different Repositories

Your research comfort zone may be the historical society, genealogical library, university library, or government archive where you regularly research, or it may be sitting at home working online. The time comes when you should venture out to other record repositories. This session deals with making these visits more familiar and comfortable. My experience with repositories across the United States is the basis for this presentation. It is possible to enter a repository that is new to you with confidence and make the most of your time there, no matter if it is in a distant city or near where you reside. The presentation, syllabus material, and visuals emphasize that effectively preparing to visit a different research repository can pay off genealogically, even if you never actually make the leap to an on-site visit.

11:15 am PDT - Deeds: More Details than Land

Deeds. Mention that word to a family historian and probably the first thing that comes to mind is a land transaction. Original, microfilmed, indexed, abstracted, and digitized deeds cover other types of transactions and may provide details you may not find elsewhere. Names, relationships, parentage, ages, death, marriage, inheritance, family disputes, and former associates are found as land, enslaved human beings, equipment, mules, horses, and more are conveyed. When this session is over you will be itching to read deed books no matter where your ancestors lived in the U.S.


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