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Biographical Information

Ann Staley is an instructor, consultant, trip leader and a lecturer at local, state and national conferences. Raised in Mobile, AL, Ann has been researching her family since 1980 from Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia to France, England, and Germany.

She is the Education Chairman and Webmaster for the Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc.; the Secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild; a trustee of the Florida State Genealogical Society; on the faculty of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies; and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2000.

Ann's enthusiasm for genealogy is contagious and her stimulating programs are very informative.


  • Advanced Genealogy Research at Wallace State College, Hanceville, AL
  • Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis; U. S. Military Records; Understanding Land Records; and many other topics at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Samford University, Homewood, AL (attending since 1998). Ann has also been on the faculty a number of years.
  • National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives, Washington, DC
  • Problem Solving at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Numerous seminars and conferences sponsored by local and national societies


  • National Genealogical Society
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Genealogical Speakers Guild
  • Florida State Genealogical Society
  • Jacksonville [FL] Genealogical Society, Inc. (life member)

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Federation of Genealogical Societies Conferences - 2013
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research Faculty - 2012
  • National Genealogical Society Conference - 2014
  • North Florida Regional Genealogy Conference - 2014
  • Florida State Genealogical Society State Conferences - 2014
  • Amelia Island Genealogical Society, Amelia Island, FL - 2013
  • Bartram Trail Library, Fruit Cove, FL - 2013
  • Farmington Genealogical and Northville Genealogical Societies, Michigan - 2013 Livonia, MI
  • Genealogy Society of South Brevard - 2013 Melbourne, FL
  • Halifax Genealogy Society - 2013 Ormond Beach, FL
  • Indian River Genealogical Society - 2012
  • Jacksonville Genealogical Society - 2013
  • Orange Park Library - 2013 Orange Park, FL
  • Roots & Branches Genealogical Society - 2013 DeLand, FL
  • Savannah [Georgia] Area Genealogical Association Seminar - 2013
  • Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society - 2014
  • Volusia County Genealogy Society - 2012
  • Villages Genealogical Society, The Villages, FL - 2014
  • Basic and Intermediate Genealogy Courses Instructor, Jacksonville, FL; 1995 to present (both courses each year).

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