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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, July 8, 2011


GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 24

Friday, July 8, 2011
10pm-11:30pm Eastern US
9-10:30pm Central US
8-9:30pm Mountain US
7-8:30pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Don’t Know Much About Genealogy – Genealogy Education

Our special guests will include Lee Maxey, of the Boston University Center for Professional Education, Elissa Scalise Powell of the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and Linda-Rae Palmer discussing the University of Washington Continuing Education Certificate Program in Genealogy & Family History.


Lee Maxey
Lee Maxey

Lee Maxey is CEO of MindMax, a marketing and sales service company that creates marketing channels for Academic Institutions. MindMax provides additional revenue streams for Academic Institutions, Associations, and Publishers by marketing and selling their content and courseware.

Prior to launching MindMax, Lee was Chief Executive Officer for Acadient – an online marketing and sales retail organization serving the Higher Ed and Association market. Lee is known nationally as a thought leader in the learning technology field. He presents annually at several conferences, and is currently on the CLO Magazine Editorial Board, The NE Learning Association Board, and is an ASTD Best Awards Judge.

Lee Maxey is an accomplished executive and consultant having led Fortune 2000 companies to globally deploy learning technology strategies to improve business results. He has held Chief Learning Officer and VP of Professional Services positions at Element K, Pathlore, and Click2Learn (now SumTotal), where he developed innovative strategies to leverage new performance technologies to increase business productivity.


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Elissa Scalise Powell
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, a western Pennsylvania genealogical researcher, is a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists; an instructor for Boston University’s on campus and online Genealogical Research Certificate course; coordinator for the Professional Genealogy Course at the Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and co-coordinator of the 2010 Salt Lake Institute’s Accreditation/Certification Preparation course. She was honored in May 2010 with the National Genealogical Society’s President’s Citation in recognition of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of genealogy. She is past president of the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society and the North Hills Genealogists of Pittsburgh. She is a former director of the Association of Professional Genealogists; co-edited a cemetery book series and appeared on the PBS-TV show “Ancestors 2” in the cemetery episode. She is a regional and national speaker on methodology, Pennsylvania records, professional development, and society management.



Linda-Rae Palmer
Linda-Rae Palmer

Linda-Rae Palmer is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Continuing Education Certificate Program in Genealogy & Family History. The advisory board reviews content, guides design and recommends updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. Linda was a graduate of the 2005 Program.

She authors three of the 2011 Family Tree Magazine Top 40 Genealogy Blogs; footnoteMaven, Shades Of The Departed and The Graveyard Rabbit Association.  Linda is editor of Shades The Magazine, an online digital magazine about the fascination with old photographs.

Linda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2001. She was an Extern in the Chambers of Justice Faith Ireland of the Washington State Supreme Court.


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