Services and Events

Are you looking for a speaker for your society, group, or library? Do you need help looking up records or on site research? Email me at: brooksfamilyhistory@hotmail.com to discuss terms and for pricing info.

Class Info

My classes typically last one hour. Choose from one of the following topics or contact me to discuss a topic tailored to fit your needs. I can travel to locations within southwest Michigan and northern Indiana.

Boots on the Ground:  Following the Footsteps of Our Military Ancestors

Bring the stories of your military ancestors to life by combining information across multiple record sources in person and online.  

Dig a Little Deeper:  Working from the Known to the Unknown

Learn about record types, how to analyze the data, and using that information to formulate your research plan.

Family History 101:  Ideas to Get You Started and Keep You Going

Start or continue your family history journey!  Learn the basics of the research process, examples of record types, and ideas to help you connect with your family, today.    

FamilySearch: Tips and Tricks

Ideas and strategies to help users old and new have a successful experience on FamilySearch.

Finding Military Records at the NPRC

Learn what records are available at the National Personnel Records Center, how to order them, and what to expect.

Serendipity and Family History

Is it luck, a coincidence, or something else?  Moments of serendipity in our family history research happen when we least expect it and often lead to great and meaningful discoveries.  

What’s Your Story? 

Ideas for making family history a part of your life, now.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 11, 2021: San Antonio Texas East Family History Seminar

  • Boots on the Ground: Following the Footsteps of Our Military Ancestors

Saturday, September 25, 2021: Lansing, Michigan Family History Center Seminar (virtual)

Register at https://lansingfamilyhistorycenter.org/virtual-seminar-september-25-2021

  • Family History 101: Ideas to Get You Started and Keep You Going

Thursday, September 30, 2021: Willard Library (Battle Creek, MI)

  • Family History 101: Ideas to Get You Started and Keep You Going

Research Help

Do you need help with on site record look-ups?  I am available to assist you in the following locations and the surrounding areas:*

Kalamazoo, MI

Battle Creek, MI

Lansing, MI

Jackson, MI

*Please note that I do charge mileage and a look-up fee.  I also charge the client for any parking, copy, or other fees associated with the request.