Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society

FSGS Speakers Bureau: Sharon Tate Moody

2019 Grantham Greens Drive
Sun City Center, FL  33573

Lecture Topics

  • And the Winner Is  . . . Georgia’s Land Lotteries
  • A Strategy for Success: How to Analyze Your Evidence and Plan the Next Step
  •  Child of No One: The Law and Your Illegitimate Ancestor
  •  Death by Records? How To Avoid Drowning in the Paperwork
  •  Finding Missing Links in Land Records
  •  From the Cradle to the Grave: Getting the Most Out of Vital Records
  •  If Living Were A Crime: Evidence Your Ancestor Left at the Scene
  •  In the Wilderness and on the Battlefield with Your Civil War Ancestor
  •  No Ring? No License? Were They Married?
  •  One White Family’s Story: Records of the Guion Miller Commission
  •  Order in the Court: Ancestor Trials and Tribulations
  •  Please Tell Me!
  •  Speaking from the Grave: Exploring Your Ancestors’ Probate Files
  •  The Law: Portal to Understanding Your Ancestor’s Documents
  •  The Only Thing Worth Dying For: The Land They Loved
  •  With this Ring: What Happened to Grandma at the Altar
  • Willing to travel 150+ miles.
  • Meals and travel expenses must be compensated.
Previous Speaking Engagements
  • Alabama Genealogical Society annual state conference (2003)
  • Association of Professional Genealogists annual conference (2005)
  • Cobb County (Georgia) Genealogical Society annual conference (2008)
  • Federation of Genealogical Society annual conferences (2004 – 2009)
  • Florida Genealogical Society annual state conference (2004)
  • Georgia Genealogical Society annual state conference (2009)
  • Kennesaw College (Georgia) Continuing Education program (1999-2004)
  • National Genealogical Society annual conferences, including the Skillbuilding programs sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2003 – 2009)
  • South Bay Genealogical Society-sponsored Heritage Hunting (18 hour class held annually in January and February) (2007-2010)
  • SouthShore Regional Library (Hillsborough County, Florida) Friends of the Library-sponsored workshops (2008-2010)
  • West Florida Genealogical Society annual conference (2000)
  • Numerous local societies in Georgia and Florida (1999-2010)


I am a Board-certified genealogist and an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists. In two previous careers I was a newspaper reporter and a law enforcement detective. I’ve combined the skills from those two careers for a unique perspective of researching for ancestors. I write a weekly column, "Heritage Hunting," for the Tampa Tribune.