Genealogy Resume


Genealogist Writer Lecturer Researcher Lineage Research Heir Searches

Lineage Research
Heir Searches

Bettina Sansone (Tina)

Genealogical Educational Background 

  • Association of Professional Genealogy, Board Member
  • Association of Professional Genealogy, Second Life – President, past VP
  • TN Genealogical Society Vice President 2012-2014, Media Director 2014
  • Generous Genealogy Website – Writer & Social Media Contributor
  • Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy – Probate & Heir Discovery
  • December 2005-Present: Genealogy Editor
  • Genealogy Research 10+ years (Volunteer & Fee Based)
  • I write weekly articles about genealogy related subjects and events.  I host a forum and a chat to assist my readers with the genealogy research. (
  • I wrote an E-book, “Getting Started in Genealogy” that sells on the site.
  • Genealogy bi-monthly Genealogy Chats started November 2008
  • GeneaBloggers – Gtownma’s Genealogy Blog (
  • Family History Consultant & Teacher
  • Lineage Society Research

October 2006:  International Association of Family History Writers and Editors member  (   2008- Present:  Southeast Director of ISFHWE

I have submitted articles that have been in the ISFHWE quarterly newsletter, Columns

“Excellence in Writing” competition Coordinator 2013, 2014 

Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, AL

  • 2012: African American Genealogy Course
  • 2011: Civil War, American Revolution to 1812 by Craig Scott
  • 2009:  Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis by Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • 2008:  African American Military with Frazine K. Taylor
  • 2007:  Professional Genealogy with Elissa Scalise Powell
  • 2006:  Intermediate Genealogy with Lloyd Bockstruck

I also went to these Evening Seminars at Samford:

  • June 12, 2006:  Messages Beyond the Grave: Listening to Your Ancestor’s Tombstone by Elissa S. Powell
  • June 13, 2006:  The Twilight Zone…Strange Web Sites for Family History Research by C. Ann Staley
  • Certification Q & A by Tom Jones & Elissa S. Powell
  • June 11, 2007 Historical Documentary Publications as Genealogical Sources by Claire Bettag
  • June 12, 2007 Certifications Q & A by Tom Jones & Elissa Scalise Powell
  • June 13, 2007 Federal Court Records: A Neglected Cache of Ancestral Information by John Philip Colletta
  • June 11, 2008 Tips for Improving Your Genealogical Lecturing Skills by Paul Milner
  • June 12, 2008 Harriet, Widow of Dred Scott: Basics of African-American Research by Ruth Ann Abels Hager
  • June 14, 2008 What Were Our Ancestor Really Like? by Paul Milner
  • June 2011  Writing a Family History by John Coletta
  • June 2011 Organization by Ann Staley

Tennessee Genealogical Society member, Board Member over Sales 2005-2007

Lecture over genealogy topics for Society, local DAR, and seminars

Ansearchin’ News, TN Genealogical Society’s quarterly Writer

Attended several seminars that covered genealogy related topics

Participated in DNA group that was hosted by Sorenson DNA

Submitted my DNA December 2008 to Familybuilder DNA

PowerPoint Lecture Topics I have given: Beginning Genealogy/Social Networking & Genealogy/

LDS Genealogy Resources/Beginning African American Genealogy/Genealogy Journaling/Civil War/

Ellis Island Experience/Migrations/Genealogy Education/Forensic Genealogy

National Genealogical Society member 2006-2013

Daughters of the American Revolution in the Chief Piomingo Chapter in Tennessee

  • 2007-2008 DAR Chapter Secretary
  • 2005-Present, National DAR Volunteer for Patriot Index Database
  • 2005-Present, National DAR Website Review Committee
  • Committees:  Lineage Research, Conservation, Constitution Week, Volunteer Information
  • Specialist (VIS), Assist Chapter Registrar with membership, Attended DAR workshops.


ProGen and Transitional Genealogy Study Groups: Started in these when they originally started.  In ProGen I have read assignments from Professional Genealogy and did the given assignments and participated in group chats.

TGS group read case studies from National Genealogical Society and other writers, and we analyzed them.  This proved most helpful to me in my own personal research.  We also had chat groups to discuss these case studies.

BYU Immigrant Ancestor Project volunteer 2006-2007

Taken some of the free courses offered at

Native American course on taught by Barbara Benge


  • Google for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
  • Evidence Analysis by Karen Clifford
  • Blogging for Beginners with DearMyrtle by Pat Richley
  • Avoid Traps in African American Genealogy by Tony Burroughs
  • DNA
  • Many others….

Books:  Read many books and magazine

  • Ancestry Magazine
  • Family Tree Magazine
  • NGS Quarterly & Newsletter
  • BCG Onboard
  • Research & technique books/article on Genealogy
  • Genealogy Blogs
  • Thomas Jones’ Mastering Genealogical Proof
  • Professional Genealogy 

Unclaimed Persons Volunteer Group 2010-Present

2010-Present   Probate Cases in Shelby County, Tennessee

England Descendancy Discovery

Purple Heart Recipient Project

Davies Plantation Descendant Search of Civil War /Slave, Richmond Bennett

Society of Cincinnati & Royalty documentation for clients


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