“Scotch Irish Research” - Derek Blount will review some of the records now available after the fire in the 1922 destroyed 700 years of records. Derek will do a review of online records and records still not digitized and how to find them.
Derek Blount is a professional genealogist with his own business, “Lost Branches”. He has worked for 29 years on his family genealogy traveling America, Canada and United Kingdom gathering records, visiting cemeteries and churches. He holds a B.S. degree from Oakland University and has completed course work at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg. He also serves as Vice President of the Oakland County Genealogical Society and is also on the Board of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. He holds memberships in the Association of Genealogical Professionals and the Society of Genealogists in London. Derek also serves as the Genealogist for the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit.