This program will look at each of the southern states, including 2 additional states ( that think they are southern) and give a brief understanding on how to research your southern ancestors.
Marilyn Edwards-Roberts was born in Winter Haven, Florida on St. Patrick’s Day, 1953. She attended Auburndale schools, graduating from Lakeland Senior High. She attended Polk Community College majoring in Business.
In 2002, she began to research her mother’s family, because she only knew of the name of 2 grandparents, one of with would prove to not be. This research led to a passion for Genealogy and the starting of her company, In My Father’s Footsteps, in honor of her mother and grandfather. Marilyn has documented her mother’s family back to Connecticut in circa 1640.
Marilyn Edwards Roberts works with the Denver Public Library Western History Genealogy as a Genealogist on call for over 2 years. She has worked as a Professional Genealogist for the past 17 years and is a member of APG and CAPG. Marilyn has served as the Secretary and Vice President of WISE-FHS and she now serves as the President of WISE-FHS and the President of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. She is a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society, the ISBGFH (International Society for British Genealogy and Family History), South Carolina Genealogical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Alabama Genealogical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society, National Society United Daughters of 1812 and a Daughter of the American Revolution. In her “spare time” she is a speech writer for Pamela Wright, her cousin who is the 1st Vice President of the DAR, a writer for WISE-Words, the quarterly publication of WISE-FHS and prepares programs to present on a variety of Genealogy subjects, with Southern Genealogy being her passion.