News & Events

A listing of news and events relating to the Finding Family book and author Richard Hill

NEWS: DNA Testing Adviser was one of only seven genealogy organizations chosen to be included in the recently published video wiki "Genealogy Organizations That Help People Discover Their Ancestry." Ezvid Wiki was the world's first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. March 2020.


NOTE: Speaking events are listed in reverse chronological order with the latest events listed first.


2020 Speaking Schedule


September 23-25, 2020

We Are Cousins

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE with two of my presentations shown on 9/24 and 9/25 and accessible to registrants until 11/30/20


September 2-4, 2020

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2020 Family History Conference

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE with three of my presentations available for viewing by registrants between 9/15/20 and 3/15/2021


CANCELLED DUE TO VIRUS. TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020

Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Conference

Sheraton Metairie - New Orleans Hotel, Four, Galleria Blvd, Metairie, LA


CANCELLED DUE TO VIRUS. TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020

"Explore Your Heritage" Genealogical Fair. 

Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 W Old Church Rd, Champaign, Illinois


CANCELLED DUE TO VIRUS. TO BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2020

Bay County Genealogical Society

Wirt Public Library 500 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 


2019 Speaking Schedule


Saturday, November 7, 2019 - 1:30 p.m.

West Michigan Genealogical Society

Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.

Amway Retirees

Amway World Headquarters Auditorium, 7575 Fulton St, Ada, MI


Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Half Day Seminar, 9:30 Start

Jennings County Public Library

2375 IN-3 (State Highway 3 North) 
North Vernon, IN 


Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Noon Lunch, 1:30 Presentation

Grand Rapids Region Writers Group

Peppino’s Sports Grille, 1515 Eastport SE, Grand Rapids, MI


Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.

Warren Public Library

Civic Center Branch, One City Square, Warren, MI


Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.

Briggs District Library

108 E Railroad Street, St. Johns, MI 


Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Romeo Graubner Library 

65821 Van Dyke, Washington Township., MI 


Monday, April 29, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.

MSU Retirees Association

MSU Federal Credit Union, 4825 E Mount Hope Rd, East Lansing, MI 


Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:30 p.m.

Toledo Polish Genealogical Society

Ward Pavilion, 4830 W. Central Ave., Toledo, OH


Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00 p.m (Central Time)

Tuscaloosa Genealogical Society

Online Presentation


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:30 p.m.

RootsTech 2019

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah


Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.

Family History Fanatics Winter eConference


2018 Speaking Schedule


Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

St. Claire Shores Public Library

22500 Eleven Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores, MI


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

National Genealogical Society - 2018 Family History Conference

DeVos Place Convention Center

Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Novi Public Library

45255 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi MI


Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.

Addison Twp. Public Library

1400 Rochester Rd. Leonard, MI


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

Flat River Genealogical Society

LDS Church

10700 W Carson City Rd, Greenville, MI


Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.

South Bend Area Genealogical Society Spring Conference

St. Joseph County Public Library

304 South Main Street, South Bend, IN 


Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

Schuler Books & Music

2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI


2017 Speaking Schedule


Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

Herrick District Library

300 S. River St., Holland, Michigan


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.

Houghton Lake Public Library

4431 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Houghton Lake, Michigan


Saturday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.

The Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter NSDAR

Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan


2016 Speaking Schedule


Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

Huron Shores Genealogical Society

Robert Parks Library

6010 N. Skeel Ave., Oscoda, Michigan


Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

Northwest Ohio Genealogy Seminar

Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Spiegel Grove, 1337 Hayes Avenue, Fremont, Ohio


Thursday-Friday, June 2 & 3, 2016

Louisiana Adoption Advisory Board Conference

Hilton Garden Inn,

1001 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA


Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 1:25 p.m.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

The NEC Birmingham, England


Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.

Muskegon DAR

Brownstone Banquet Room at Muskegon County Airport

101 Sinclair Drive, Norton Shores MI


2015 Speaking Schedule


Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.

Flint Genealogical Society

Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St,  Flint, MI 


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Berrien County Genelogical Society

Tryon School, 912 E. John Beers Road, St. Joseph, Michigan


Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Q&A Only. No presentation.

Loutit District Library

407 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI


Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.

Detroit Society for Genealogical Research

Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave. DetroitMI 


Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Grace A. Dow Memorial LibraryMidland Genealogical Society

1710 W. St. Andrews, Midland, MI


Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Loutit District Library

407 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI


Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Brighton District Library

100 Library Drive, Brighton, MI


2014 Speaking Schedule


Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

West Michigan Genealogical Society

Ryerson Auditorium of the Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.

Lyon Township Public Library

27005 S. Milford Road, South Lyon, Michigan


Saturday, Ocotber 18, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Capital Area District Libraries: DOWNTOWN LANSING

401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Muskegon Area District Library: NORTON SHORES BRANCH

705 Seminole Rd, Muskegon , MI


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Capital Area District Libraries: WEBBERVILLE BRANCH

115 S. Main St., Webberville, MI


Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.

Capital Area District Libraries: MASON BRANCH

145 W. Ash St., Mason, MI


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Dearborn Genealogical Society

Cherry Hill Baptist Church

1045 N. Gulley Rd., Dearborn Heights, MI


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.

Flat River Community Library

200 W. Judd St., Greenville, MI


Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.

Greater Hopes

1345 Monroe Ave. NW., Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

Bay County Library System

500 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Muskegon County Genealogical Society

VFW Post #3195

5109 Grand Haven Rd., Norton Shores. MI


Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Meeting 2:30 p.m., Presentation 3:00 p.m.

Northville Genealogical Society

Northville Public Library

212 West Cady St., Northville, MI


Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Gaelic League of Detroit

2068 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Saginaw Genealogical Society

LDS Church

1415 N. Center Road, Saginaw, MI


2013 Speaking Schedule


Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.

West Michigan Genealogical Society

Ryerson Auditorium of the Grand Rapids Public Library

111 Library Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI


Saturday, October 26, 2013 - All-Day Event

Michigan Genealogical Council Fall Seminar

Archives of Michigan

702 W. Kalamazoo

Lansing, MI


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

Schuler Books & Music Local Author Night

3165 Alpine Ave.

Walker, MI


Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:00 p.m.

Ford Genealogy Club

Ford World Headquarters, Conference Room 5A-East

1 American Rd, Dearborn, MI

Note: use the entrance on the north side of the building!


Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.

Ionia County Genealogical Society

Freight Station Museum

1117 Emerson Street, Lake Odessa, MI


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Southern California Genealogical Society

Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2013

Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center, Burbank, California


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.

The Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society

Columbus Main Library Auditorium

96 S. Grant St., Columbus Ohio


Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

2670 56th St. SW, Grandville, Michigan




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