The Vault: Timelines are for YOU! With Dr. Shelley Murphy

We all struggle with our genealogical research especially those who research people of color. We hit the famous brick walls repeatedly as if we are in a boxing match. First, we must realize that we have to find a better way of doing our research. There are many fancy ways out there, but you should stick with the basics. There is no one proven method to help combat the bricks walls, except a timeline. In this session, learn about timelines, how they should be the foundation of your genealogy research, and how to use them to bolster your genealogy research efforts.

C.R.E.W. Stan members have access the recording and the handout (attached).


About Dr. Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, is a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia. She’s  been an avid genealogist for over 25 years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. 

Shelley is a coordinator and faculty at the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at a local community college and at state and national genealogy conferences. She is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File Management,” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. 

She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership,  works as an adjunct professor for Averett University,  volunteers for the American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops, and is a former licensed Real Estate Broker.

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