Seminars - educational and entertainment
With a university degree in linguistics and years of work as a professional transcriber, Carol has a knowledge of surnames and their sound and letter formations that is surpassed by only few. She has brought together her knowledge of surnames, and how family historians can find elusive surnames by understanding their sounds and letters and predicting likely distortions, in a book and a series of online seminars.
You can find out more about her book, Help! Why can't I find my ancestor's surname? here.
You can access her online surname seminars here.
Seminars and workshops covering the principles and practices of historical and genealogical research. Please Contact me for further details.
Seminars and workshops to help others write non-fiction books, including family histories, and also how to self-publish. Please Contact me for further details.
Author or "after-dinner" talks mainly based on the subjects of Carol Baxter's popular histories. Please Contact me for further details.
To educate and to entertain: that is my vision. In February 2013, I spoke on the Unlock the Past genealogy cruise in the South Pacific, and one attendee said: "I was so engrossed by your talk, I forgot I was feeling seasick." Another said: "The other speakers make me think, but you inspire me to act." These testimonials helped confirm my decision that my future should lie with speaking as well as writing.
To date, I have prepared a list of 45 topics I am happy to speak about. These are divided into the four categories shown below. Click on the topic groups for the lists of relevant talks. Over time I will offer different talks as seminars, webinars, videos and perhaps podcasts.
One suggestion for genealogical/historical societies or even libraries that support groups with an interest in family history research is that they conduct a full-day seminar with four sessions in the day. The society/library can choose the four sessions they would like from the list of available topics. For more details, see Full-day sessions for genealogical/historical societies and libraries.
Please Contact me for further details about fees and availability. I am happy to speak any day of the week, in the day or the evening.