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Lise Embley lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Contact me via email.

Lise Embley
Moderator, Illinois Content

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Favorite wiki resources[edit | edit source]

Wikitext Cheatsheet

FamilySearch Wiki:Userboxes

Current wiki efforts include:[edit | edit source]

Recent Presentations[edit | edit source]

2013-2016 Presentations - see Williamsburg Family History Center.

2012  Introduction to FamilySearch and Family History Centers - Christopher Wren Association, Beginning Genealogy class

2012  FamilySearch Family Tree and Source Box and Who is George Wunderlich? - Kentucky Historical Society

2012  The FamilySearch Wiki as Social Media (syllabus and handout) - RootsTech

2011  Who is George Wunderlich? An Illinois/Missouri Case Study - Ford's Colony Genealogy Club

2011  Family History Center Resources - Ford's Colony Computer Club

2011  Google Basics for Genealogists - Williamsburg Regional Library

2010  Why I Wiki, Or Something of the Sort... - NGS GenTech Hall

2010  Learning the Lessons of OED, Wikipedia, and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association - NGS Wiki Contributor's Banquet

2009  FamilySearch Overview - Kentucky Technology in Genealogy User Group

2008  Strengthening Families Through Family History

2007  PAF and Legacy, An Overview - Kentucky Historical Society

2007  FamilySearch Update - Kentucky Historical Society

Favorite Templates[edit | edit source]

{{WorldCat}} {{talk header}} {{todo}} {{Expand_section}} {{Collection_citation}}

Sandbox Pages[edit | edit source]

Style guide examples for discussion
IRAD Governmental Database Holdings text
Humboldt Park/Washington Library text
Record type box (Berks County, PA), NARA film numbering
Alternate Illinois Project structure (Civil, Community)
sample HRC / was text of Champaign County church records
Using the (Historical Records) collection text
playing with court contact info style
sample HRC article (South Africa, Kwazulu...)
HRC naming and header template
complete redo of style guide
how to present digital collections

Personal research projects include:[edit | edit source]

  • on-going research on my Bird, Ralph, Berger, and Weinkauff lines;
    (See my ever-growing WorldConnect database at
  • identifying 19th century photos from old Warren family albums held by the Warrenville Historical Society, Warrenville (DuPage County), Illinois;
    (Check out my Picasa web albums and read my blog about some of the photos and their stories.)
  • scanning, posting, and annotating mid-19th century family letters at;

...and keeping up with my kids' biking, rowing, Scouts (and laundry, of course).

My mantra is "share, share, share." To that end, I am making a concerted effort to scan and post all the old photos and documents that have been entrusted to my care.