Genealogy Speaker Richard Hill

Helping Everyone Understand and Enjoy Genetic Genealogy

Speaking Engagements

If your organization needs a genealogy speaker with a focus on DNA testing, please contact me. My presentations are perfect for beginner and intermediate audiences. I make DNA testing concepts and tools understandable without getting bogged down in the science behind them.

A single presentation followed by a free-ranging Question & Answer session can fit a 60- to 90-minute timeframe.

Genetic Genealogy Workshops

These longer events can cover a half day (two presentations plus break and Q&A) or a full day (four presentations with several breaks and two Q&A sessions).

Online Presentations

When travel costs are prohibitive, I can work with your staff to do an online presentation over the Internet.

Current Presentation Choices

I offer four different but complimentary presentations:

1. Finding Family with DNA Testing

Hear my groundbreaking DNA story and learn the latest methods for finding previously unknown relatives.

2. Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

Get to know all the DNA test types and hear insider’s tips on how to use these tests most effectively.

3. Understanding the Ethnic Ancestry in Your DNA Test

Learn why ethnicity results don’t always match expectations and see actual ethnicity reports from all the major DNA tests.

4. Y-Chromosome Insights & Strategies*

See how Y-DNA testing of suitable males can break through genealogical brick walls in your paternal lines.

*Only included in a full-day workshop.

Selected Genealogy Speaker Engagements

  • RootsTech
  • National Genealogical Society Family History Conference
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Live (England)
  • Southern California Genealogical Society
  • International Conference on Genetic Genealogy
  • Michigan Genealogical Council
  • Northwest Ohio Genealogy Seminar
  • Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Conference
  • Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan
  • Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
  • South Bend Area Genealogical Society
  • Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
  • Franklin County (Ohio) Genealogical & Historical Society
  • West Michigan Genealogical Society
  • Various DAR Chapters
  • Numerous city and county genealogical groups and public libraries

Sample Feedback from RootsTech 2019

Good information well presented!

Very knowledgeable and made technical info understandable. 

Well organized, clearly delivered, excellent slides.

He knew what he was talking about and presented in a fun way.

Clearly one of the top ten percent of RootsTech presenters over the years. 

Excellent research, organization, and presentation. Answers questions lots of people have.

Clear and easily understood.  Visuals (slides) were very helpful.  Best class so far!

He is a great speaker!!! He has a great personality. He kept his presentation flowing. 

Simplified the idea so it was understandable.

Information was relevant and entertaining. 

He knew his subject did a great job of explaining.

Very informative and easy to understand.

Richard has an easy going but amusing style. Not boring.  

Clear content, interesting examples.

Loved it.  Captivating story and well delivered.

Wonderful 10 out of 10.

He presented a difficult topic in a concise easy to understand way.

Speaks well.  Knowledgeable.  Credible.

Answered many of my burning questions. 

He was very knowledgeable and made it easy to understand the subject.

He was clear in his info and presented well. He’s a great speaker and had enough humor to keep everyone’s attention. 

He explained a very difficult subject clearly.

Very clear presentation and I know quite a bit about this topic.

His knowledge is right on, very clear explanation. 

More Information

For a list of my past and future speaking engagements since 2013 see the News & Events page of my website.

For downloadable images of me and my books for promotional purposes see the Images page.

Equipment Needs

Slides for my presentations are on my Mac laptop. The sponsoring organization needs to provide a digital projector and screen.

Since I am tall, I prefer a podium for positioning my laptop within easy reach.

For larger groups a microphone should also be available.


If you are looking for a genealogy speaker for your organization, please reach out to me through the Contact form or my email or phone number below.

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