AS A PROFESSIONAL GENETIC GENEALOGIST AND PUBLISHED AUTHOR
Have you read my #1 Best-selling historical fiction novel, Once Upon an Irish Summer & the sequel, Celtic Winter, inspired by my own family history? As a National Vice-Chair for Daughters of the American Revolution over Art & Sculpture categories in the annual American Heritage Contest, I present an impactful and inspiring presentation on ART & ANCESTRY, including literature of note throughout the ages.
This presentation has compelled students and adults alike to see new ways of preserving family heritage through the art forms of painting, sculpture, literature, drama, and music.
I would love to have the opportunity to inspire your group as well!
DIRECT QUOTES ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION:
"I was blown away."
"I was completely amazed and inspired. Now I need to search my own family tree for stories like these."
THE STUDY THAT COMPELS ME TO SHARE THESE STORIES
Emory University released the results of a study conducted on teenagers knowing—or not knowing—their family history.
The study was based on 20 specific questions.
The results showed that kids who know the answers to these 20 questions have a stronger sense of control over their lives, higher self-esteem, a greater belief in the successful functioning of their families while proving to be more resilient to life’s challenges.
This is why I SPEAK, and this is why I WRITE. To inspire the rising generation to KNOW who they come from, to honor and learn from them—even if they really struggled—and to stand on their shoulders to become a BETTER generation.
FOR THE AGE GROUP MOST INVOLVED IN ANCESTRAL RESEARCH AND PRESERVING THE ARTS
My Art & Ancestry presentation is a journey through history that inspires the young and old. But retirees are the most motivated to make sure they're leaving a meaningful legacy for their descendants. And they're also the greatest population involved ing preserving the arts for the generations who follow.
I'll not only give you ideas about how to preserve your family heritage through the arts but I'll show you individually or as a society how to preserve the artworks found within your families and communities.