Florida State Genealogical Society
Florida State Genealogical Society

FSGS Speakers Bureau: Debbe Hagner, AG

PO Box 1142
Port Richey, FL 34673
(Cell) 727-271-0770
Major Seminars (Durations vary and are shown below):
  • Basic Genealogy (one 3-hour session)
  • Intermediate Genealogy (three 3-hour sessions plus one 3-hour workshop at the Family History Center)
  • Advanced Genealogy (three 3-hour sessions)
  • Using The Software Roots Magic (two 3-hour sessions)
  • What is a Professional Genealogist and how do I become one? (one 1.5-hour session)
  • What is an Accredited Genealogist and how do I become one? (one 1.5-hour session)
  • What is Genealogy and Would I Like to do It? (one 30-minute session - FREE)
Mini-Seminars (All mini-seminars are 1.5 hours in duration):
  • How to Really Get Started in Genealogy?
  • How Do I Organize My Genealogy Records?
  • What Can I Learn from the United States Census?
  • Genealogy Software--Which One Would be Best for Me?
  • What Genealogical Institutions and Organizations Should an Amateur Genealogist Use?
  • Where Do I Find Public Records and Vital Statistics?
  • Where Are the Military Records of My Ancestors?
  • Overseas and Ethnic Research
  • How to Use Family Search
  • Overcoming the Brick Wall--Simple Solutions to Your Major Problems
  • How can the Family History Library Catalog Assist My Genealogical Research?
  • How WIll Newspapers and Magazines Help Me in My Research?
  • Tracing Your Ancestors Using United States Religious Records
  • An Introduction to Ellis Island and Castle Garden--Your Ancestors' Gateway to America
  • How to Find Your Ancestors on Ship Passenger Lists
  • Identifying and Recording Meaningful Sources to Your Individual and Family Records
  • How to FInd Your Ancestors' Naturalization Records
  • How to do German Research
  • How to use the NEW Family Search
  • How to Plan Your Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Effectively
  • Is Ancestry.com worth the price?
  • Basic German Translation
  • The Importance of Maps in Your Genealogical Research
  • The Importance of Joining Pioneer Organizations
  • Researching Funeral Home, Grave Sites and Cemetery Records
  • Profiling New York
  • How Do You Know You Have the Right John Smith?
  • Court House Records (including Divorce Records)
  • How to Use Facebook and/or Genealogywise for Your Genealogy
  • New England Research
  • Willing to travel up to 150 miles.
Previous Speaking Engagements
  • West Pasco County Genealogical Society
  • Suncoast Genealogy Society
  • Florida Genealogical Society
  • Pinellas Genealogical Society
  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
  • Milwauki (Wisconsin) Genealogical Society
  • Family History Expo, Pleasanton, CA
  • Vero Beach Genealogical Society
Debbe Hagner first attained an Associate of Applied Science degree (with honors) in Business Technology followed by a Bachelors of Technology from the College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochestery (NY) Institute of Technology.  She later attended the Marist College (NY) where she accumulated 32 graduate credits towards a Master's Degree in Information Systems.  These educational achievements led to a business career with IBM where Debbe was employed as a System Test Analyst.  
Debbe's amateur interest in tracing her family's roots led her to pursue a professional career in genealogy.  In 1996, she attended Brigham Young University and received a Diploma in Family History.  She is one of the few professional and accredited genealogists in the Tampa Bay area.  Debbe is in private practice where she presents genealogy seminars and workshops on an on-going basis.  She conducts private and confidential family background research studies and assists individuals on a one-on-one basis to research their family histories and develop supporting genealogy records. 
Debbe has been president of the West Pasco County Genealogical Society for several years and is currently a member of the Florida Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.