Title: “Participate in the Global Family Tree - Family Search and Wikitree”
Description: What a global tree is and comparing the pros and cons of the two major ones, FamilySearch and Wikitree
Presenter: Deborah A. Carder Mayes
is a professional genealogist, speaker, writer, and researcher. She has been doing genealogical research and been actively involved in the genealogical community for over 23 years. She frequently speaks on a variety of genealogical and historical topics and presents various workshops and seminars throughout the year in person and virtually. She primarily researches in West Central Ohio and the Miami Valley. She wrote a monthly column, Beyond the Obituaries
, for former The In-Depth Genealogist online magazine (www.theindepthgenealogist.com). She was the editor of Allen County Ancestry, the newsletter of the Allen County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and currently writes a blog, Rambling Along the Ancestral Trail, (http://cardermayes.weebly.com/blog.html
She was a lesson grader for the National Genealogical Society course, American Genealogy: A Home Study Course from 2009 through 2014 when it was replaced with the American Genealogical Studies course that uses a digital Learning Management System instead of graders. Currently, she is the library committee chairperson for the Lima, Ohio chapter, DAR, the Patriotic Instructor for the Lizabeth A. Turner Tent of the Daughters of Union Civil War Veterans, Lima, Ohio, and was the Central Region Director of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors from 2018 until it dissolved in May 2020.