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Elizabeth (Liz) Gail Smith Walker

Education:

Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, OK

BA May 1998. Major: English. Minor: Sociology

National Genealogical Society
American Genealogy: A Basic Course.Certificate of Completion, 31 January 2005.

The National Institute on Genealogical Research
Scholarship winner for the July 2008 session of the National Institute on Genealogical Research at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Genealogy Experience:

Tulsa City County Library Genealogy Department
August 2000-Current 2009. Library Associate.

Writing Experience:

Tulsa Kids
I began writing for Tulsa Kids in 1994.

Sample article:

"Harry Potter’s Tulsa Connection."

Tulsa Cityscape Magazine
I began writing for Tulsa Cityscape Magazine in 2000.

Sample article:

"Finding your Mayflower Ancestors. "

The Write Edge
I began as a contract writer for The Write Edge in May 1999. I wrote content for websites and articles for the Write Edge Newsletter. See ARTICLES

The Wallis Group
In 1997 I began working on an annual short term project. I wrote profiles of Toyota dealers who won a national award. The profiles, which highlighted the dealer's community service activities, appeared in PEOPLE Magazine.

Tulsa Annals
(Quarterly publication of the Tulsa Genealogical Society)

TCCL Genealogy Center News Note: The Genealogy Center has moved again since this article was written. Tulsa City County Library Genealogy Department

Speaking Engagements and Classes:

March 24, 2001 - Non-Fiction Writing for Magazines, 10th Annual Northwest Oklahoma Writers Workshop in Enid, OK

July 28, 2001 - Non-Fiction Panel Discussion, with Derek Bullard and Joan Rhine, for the Tulsa Nightwriters Conference.

July 22, 2002 - Writing Your Family History, Part of: Our Families, Our Heritage Series at the Tulsa City County Library.

Presentation Outline

Presentation Bibliography

July 2002-2009, Tulsa City County Library Genealogy Center, Family History Month.

Series of classes taught each July.

Memberships:

National Institute on Genealogical Research Alumni Association

International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

Tulsa Genealogical Society, Tulsa, OK
Third Vice President in charge of Publicity. 2003-2005

Daughters of the American Revolution, (through ancestor, Archibald Dill) Tulsa Chapter, Scholarship Chair, 2005.

Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists

Rose Family Association

Tri State Genealogical Society in Evansville, IN

Awards:

2008

Winner of the 2008 National Institute on Genealogical Research Scholarship

2000

Talent Spotlight: Content Talent to Watch, Content Exchange.
Nightwriter of the Year, Tulsa Nightwriters.

1999

Silver Award Winner for article, "Mama’s don’t let your babies grow up to be (professional) wrestlers", Parenting Publications of America.

1997

Honorable Mention for unpublished essay: The Caverns, Tulsa Friends of the Public Library Contest.

This page was created by Liz Walker. Copyright 2009. Last updated May 2, 2009.

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