Recorded Presentations and Courses

You may view, download, or purchase the following virtual presentations and courses by Elissa Scalise Powell using the links provided.


Lectures are available to listen to individually or buy a yearly subscription for access to over 700 webinars. Search for Elissa Powell at FamilyTreeWebinars to view the following lectures or to sign up for an upcoming presentation:

  • Deeper Analysis: Techniques for Successful Problem Solving (live presentation 19 October 2018)
  • Problems and Pitfalls of Reasonably Shallow Research (recorded 27 Dec 2017)
  • Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS to Find Jacob Bush’ Father (recorded 20 June 2017)
  • Messages from the Grave: Listening to Your Ancestor’s Tombstone (recorded 13 May 2016)
  • Thinking about Becoming a Board-certified Genealogist? (recorded 9 July 2014)



VIGR allows students to attend live 6-hour courses on various genealogical topics which are recorded for the students’ later use and for the public to download afterward. Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, has done three courses which you can purchase by clicking on the link and keep on your computer to review as often as you like.

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, “Professional Genealogy I: Your Plan for a Genealogical Business” $69.99

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, “Professional Genealogy II: Becoming a Better Professional Researcher” $69.99

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, “The Fine Points of Making Your Point: Honing Your Lecturing Skills” $69.99

The following free lecture videos are available at in the “Learning Center” section of the “Help” menu or click the below links:

Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data” (taped in 2012 for FamilySearch)

Messages from the Grave: Listening to your Ancestor’s Tombstone” (in two parts; taped in 2011 for FamilySearch)

Get Paid For Your Passion: Becoming a Professional Genealogist” (taped at the APG Professional Management Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2 September 2009)

BCG Certification Seminar” (in two parts; taped in November 2008 with Dr. Thomas Jones)