With more than 23 years as a professional genealogist, many years of teaching and lecturing, and over 40 years of genealogical research, Billie Stone Fogarty, has spent a lifetime helping others discover their family history.
Her genealogical pursuits have taken her to numerous state archives and libraries, county court houses, and local libraries in dozens of states and to a great many of the major genealogical repositories across America. She has also researched in England, Ireland, and Wales and participated in genealogy events in Australia. She has been involved in numerous national conferences and learning opportunities both as a learner and instructor including the National Institute on Genealogical Research (now called Genealogical Institute on Federal Records), Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, and Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
Billie is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (President 2016-2019, Board of Directors 2009-present), Genealogical Speakers Guild (President 2012-2016 & Board of Directors), Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Board of Trustees 2016-2019), National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies (Delegate), International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and Records Preservation and Access Committee state liaison. She is co-founder of an innovative learning retreat for professional genealogists called GenStock.
She belongs to several state and local genealogy societies and lineage groups and works closely with a variety of groups devoted to making genealogy and family history more accessible to others. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society many years, serving as President for seven terms, and is on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Historical Society, serving on the Executive Committee and as chair of the Research Committee.
Billie has lectured on genealogy topics in colleges and in a multitude of states and counties and by webinar and had a regular feature on a local television station about genealogy. She researched several seasons for the television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” and has done contract work for Ancestry.com and the Public Defender’s Office of the U.S. District Court.
Whether searching for your ancestor who served in the American Revolution, or tracing your lineage to one of the Barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Charta, or tracking down that family legend of American Indian heritage, Billie is as excited about the discovery today as she was to peer at her first family genealogy book at the tender age of ten. Discover the surprises in your own family history with Billie’s help.
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