Meet the Instructors for Spring 2024

Pam Anderson, CG: The Art of Self-Editing for Genealogists
Pam Anderson, CG® is the owner of Anderson CoGen in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She has a master’s degree in Speech Pathology, which she used until she changed careers. In 1991, she became the owner of Anderson Construction, completing construction projects and coaching clients until 2016. In 2010, she began studying her own family history, going professional in 2014, and researching for clients from California to Slovakia. She obtained her certified genealogist credential in 2018 and successfully renewed her certification in 2023.
Pam is a volunteer researcher for the Franklin County Historical Society, teaches their “Using Courthouse Records” class, and chairs their First Families Committee. Pam is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), National Genealogical Society (NGS), New England Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (Secretary), the Maryland Genealogical Society (article reviewer), and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. She has written articles for most of their publications and has presented to several of these associations.

Jill Morelli, CG, FAIA: Architectural Ancestry: A Course in House Histories
Jill combines her professional passions of architecture and genealogy with this course. As a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Certified Genealogist she is in a unique position to present both aspects of our physical environment. Jill is a founder of Applied Genealogy Institute and the Certification Discussion Group, both online educational opportunities. She specializes in Scandinavian research and the US Midwest and has authored many articles for Swedish American Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly and other national and regional genealogical journals. She writes and lectures nationally and is noted for advancing the skill levels of all genealogists, wherever their starting point.

Marie Palmer: Using Google Earth Pro to Enhance and Share Your Research
Marie is a professional genealogist and educator who combines skills gained from her work as a librarian, teacher, and computer engineer to deliver in-depth research, engaging family stories, and education. She has over twenty years of experience teaching both in-person and online and enjoys applying technology to genealogical research. Marie is an award-winning author and has published internationally. Most recently, she worked as a project manager with Legacy Tree Genealogists.

Mary Kircher Roddy, CG:
Mary grew up in San Rafael, California. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from The University of California, Riverside in 1982 and a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in 1984.  She earned a certificate in Genealogy and Family History at the University of Washington in 2005.  She was credentialed by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in 2019. Mary has written for National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS Magazine, FGS Forum, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy and numerous society publications.

Edward J. Swierczewski Jr. DNA Tools and Techniques
Edward John Swierczewski Jr. has been a professional educator for over 30 years, researching and lecturing in Psychology and Human Services at several major universities and government agencies in New York City.  His teaching portfolio includes a wide variety of courses ranging from adjustment and relationships, research methods, to experimental and cognitive psychology, and was the Principal Investigator on numerous research studies involving human participants.  His thesis topic was Mood and Self-Awareness on Empathic Response, and he considers empathy an essential quality for genealogists.  He has also taught courses in various software application programs and holds Microsoft Office User Specialist Certifications.  He has attended many webinars and conferences, completed several SLIG and GRIP courses, and is a GenProof, ProGen, and CDG graduate, and he plans to earn the CG and CGL credentials.  He has been researching his family history for over 30 years, and founded Integrative Genealogy LLC and serves as its Chief Genealogical Officer. He currently manages numerous DNA kits across various testing companies.  He is an award-winning genealogical writer and scholarship recipient, and has presented genealogy webinars nationally including RootsTech in Salt Lake City. He possesses a deep passion for sharing his knowledge with others and has a commitment to life-long learning.