Presented by Megan Heyl, M.Ed. on 16 Nov 2023.
Remember your Family History, one bite and story at a time! We explore less familiar ways to record your family history using recipes passed down through generations, recalling family lore, and attending school, work, career and family reunions.
I am a retired teacher who has been on a genealogy journey for over 20 years. It began with curiosity about my family's history and was nearly derailed by the vast quantity of resources and information. When I realized that trial and error was a tough way to learn, my teaching instincts told me to share these learning experiences, both good and bad, in the hope that others would not repeat my mistakes. This inspired me to form my own business, Hunting Down History to provide professional genealogical research and educational services. A little over 10 years ago a small group in my town of Holland, Michigan wanted more education about genealogical research, so to meet their needs I formed the Genealogy Study Group where we discuss a topic a month. This then lead to a second group Basics and Beyond where we take a deep dive into various topics such as organization, research techniques, and more with tips and tricks to help assist finders of family history. I am a member of several local, national and international genealogical societies and organizations. Beginning in 2020, I am the new Education Director for the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. I have a Masters in Educational Leadership, along with many other certifications in genealogy. I speak locally and internationally at various conferences and events worldwide. My presentations focus broadly on topics of interest to all, in hopes that your genealogical research uncovers your hunting down history successfully