Jeannette Piecznski, Genealogical Lecturer

I offer lectures related to my areas of expertise. The talks that are currently offered are listed below. If you are interested in a topic that is not listed, do not hesitate to contact me. I will try my best to accommodate you.
  • Republic of Texas
  • iGenealogy: The Good and Bad of Online Genealogy
  • Learning from Great Grandmother's Hope Chest
    Discusses how to date pictures by their clothing and how this helps your research.
  • The Properly Dressed Southern Belle
    Discussion about the many layers and purposes of clothing and accessories worn by the ladies between 1850-1865. Explains the changes that took place during the war.
  • Using Civil War Data To Build Your Ancestor's Story
  • Finding Living Relatives
  • Finding Females Using Social Status
  • Letters Trimmed in Black
    Discussion of mourning rituals in Colonial and Victorian Eras, letters, engravings, gifts paid by the estate
  • Back To Basics
    Perfect for new genealogists and for a refresher course for others.

Jeannette Piecznski is a professional genealogist, speaker and author. She is qualified in Texas as an expert witness on forensic cases. She is webmaster of LoneStar Genealogy and author for Demand Media, PeopleSmart and She began the slogan "Don't Mess With The Living In Texas" in the mid-1990s for the Texas GenWeb Project, to help genealogists understand the importance to protect living relative's personal information. She is also known for the research in the novel based in Houston titled "Magnolia City" by Duncan Alderson, listed as a number 1 must read by Harper’s Bazaar (2014) and currently providing research on the sequel. She recently designed costumes and was the historical consultant for the actresses in the movie "Union Bound" coming Fall 2015. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors and the Genealogical Speakers Guild, where she is also the list manager.

Member of APG, GSG and ISFHWE. Mail list manager of the GSG.

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