Valerie Elkins - 2nd Vice-President

Biography:  Valerie Elkins has been doing genealogy research for over 20 years and has served as a volunteer research consultant at the Family History Library assisting patrons on the International Floor. In addition to working as owner and chief researcher of Advantage Genealogy, Valerie trains Family History Consultants at her local FHC. Valerie's past work experience in marketing and media consulting has been used to benefit UGA and other genealogy associations. For the past year Valerie has worked on UGA's Publicity Committee and is currently UGA Publicity Chair. Valerie tweets on Twitter, blogs and keeps UGA Facebook posts up-to-date as well as works with various media outlets in broadcasting and publicizing UGA events and serves as a publicity resource for UGA chapters as well. Valerie is a geneablogger and posts on her familyhistory blog: www.familycherished.blogspot.com. Valerie has also served on FGS 2011 Publicity Committee with Thomas MacEntee and on the board for Story@Home 2012 Conference.