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The Ohio Genealogy Society Speakers Bureau

Mayes, Deborah Carder
609 Carolyn Drive
Delphos, Ohio 45833-1314
T Anytime
F Honorarium, Mileage

Biography: Deborah A. Carder Mayes is a professional Genealogist. She has been doing genealogical research and has been actively involved in the genealogical community for over 15 Years. She frequently speaks and presents work shops, including the 2012 OGS Conference and teaching genealogy classes at OSU-Lima. She primarily researches in West Central Ohio and The Miami Valley. She writes a log. monthly columns for two online genealogy magazines, and the editor of the Allen County Chapter's newsletter. Current vice-president , Allen County Chapter. Member of APG, OGÍ, NGS, GSG, ISFHWE, First Families and Civil War Families of Ohio and numerous other genealogical and lineage societies.


  • Prisoner of War Experiences of Two Union Soldiers
  • Finding Eliza Jane: Using Civil War Pension Files to Find Your Female Ancestor
  • Uncle Sam's Records
  • Copus Hill: A tragedy in Ohio History
  • May They Rest Peacefully: Saving Cemeteries
  • Talking to the Dead: 89 Records Pertaining to An Ancestor's Death
  • The Census Taker Wrote Down What?
  • So You Want to do Your Family History?
  • Completing A Lineage Society Application
  • Two TImes Tow Equals Four Times: Using Charts and Forms as Tools
  • Where's the Proof?
  • Giving Kids the "Genie Bug"
  • Introducing Children to Their Family History (workshop for Children)

Special notes:
Need screen for most presntations
Other topics can be developed on request