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Elissa Scalise Powell, CG®, CGL℠

Powell Genealogical Services

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Courthouses in western PA and eastern OH ; Family History Library, Salt Lake City

You can see Elissa in a video presentation on the BCG website and a video lecture from the 2009 and 2010 Professional Management Conferences on the website (PMC webcast). A basic lecture on cemetery research "Messages from the Grave" can be viewed on and at Legacy Family Tree Webinars http://familytreewebinars.c.... Optional one-hour lecture or two-hour workshop: The Board for Certification of Genealogists: What is it and How Do I Apply? Beating the Bushes: Finding Jacob Bush's Parents using the Gen. Proof Standard Regional: Pennsylvania Finding Buried Treasure in the Published Pennsylvania Archives What's a Prothonotary?: Your Guide to Pennsylvania Courthouse Records How Did My Pennsylvania Ancestor Get Here?: Migration Trails Out of the Keystone State Methodology The Dreaded Research Report Twenty Years of Stuff: Now What Do I Do? Eating an Elephant: Managing Large Projects Hiding Behind Their Skirts: Finding Women in Records Messages from the Grave: Listening to Your Ancestor's Tombstone The Research Cycle: Don't Pedal Backwards Rubik's Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data Sailing into the Sunset: Tips for Finding Your Ancestors on Passenger Lists Society Management / Professional Managing a Cemetery Reading Project Efficiently Get Paid for Your Passion: Becoming a Professional Genealogist and many more...

Co-editor of: Pioneer Cemeteries of Hampton Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Pioneer Cemeteries of Pine and Richland Townships, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Co-Director, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (; Member and former director, APG; Member, Great Lakes Chapter of APG and APG Virtual Chapter; Past-president of Board for Certification of Genealogists (

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