Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming an essential tool for genealogists. Below are some of my contributions to the field of genealogy and artificial intelligence:

Communities and Working Groups:

  1. Founder, “Genealogy and Artificial Intelligence Facebook Group,” (20 January 2023). Achieved a membership of nearly 7,000 members (as of May 2024). View at https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogyandai.

Webinars and Presentations:

  1. “Unlocking Family Secrets with AI,” presented with Findmypast (22 March 2023). View at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exepLKC72Ts.
  2. “10 ChatGPT Prompts Every Genealogist Needs to Know,” presented with Findmypast, (10 May 2023). View at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbRXzd2SmNM.
  3. “Using Artificial Intelligence Tools for Genealogy,” presented for the Georgia Genealogical Society, Macon, GA (23 September 2023).
  4. “Genealogy and the (New) Artificial Intelligence,” presented at “Exploring Trends in Technology and Genealogy,” hosted by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (13 October 2023).
  5. Participant in “Panel: AI, Ethics, and other Topics,” at “Exploring Trends in Technology and Genealogy,” hosted by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (14 October 2023).
  6. Moderator and Panelist, “Keynote Panel on Artificial Intelligence and Genealogy: A Discussion of Issues and Concerns,” at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2024 Conference (18 May 2024).
  7. Panelist, “A Panel of Experts Discuss AI & Genealogy,” Genealogy with Dana Leeds (YouTube Channel), https://youtu.be/ozLkKIxKDNk?si=geQAl2NcHrbyPaSL (23 May 2024).

Publications:

  1. “ChatGPT Review,” published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Vol. 38(3) (September 2023).
  2. “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence Tools for Genealogical Research,” Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Vol. 38(4) (December 2023).
  3. “Artificial Intelligence and Family History” (co-authored with Josh Taylor), New York Researcher, Vol. 35(1) (Spring 2024).