NGS 2023 Speaker Spotlight—Judy Nimer Muhn

February 8th, 2023 by Teresa Kelley
Judy Nimer Muhn is a professional genealogist, society leader, NGS board member and Awards Committee chair, blogger, international speaker, and owner of Lineage Journeys, specializing in French-Canadian, Indigenous, and Scottish research. Beginning as a family historian at the age of 12, Judy has traveled around Europe, Great Britain, the United States, and Canada researching her and her husband’s families and assisting others with their research.
Session: T126
Title: Beginning Your Research of Indigenous People: Native, Indigenous, First Nations
The first peoples of North and South America have been instrumental in developing world medicines and foods and the civilizations of the Western Hemisphere while continuing to steward ancient cultures, languages, and lifeways.  Beginning research of your Indigenous ancestors requires considerations of geography, culture, languages, and naming patterns. Learn how to find your way through a step-by-step process.

Judy is an active ceremonial leader, a descendant of Mi’kmaq, Algonquin, and Oglala Lakota (Pine Ridge) families. Her research revolves around her Lakota family and learning from the Indigenous peoples of Michigan. This lecture represents her own cultural sharing as well as classic genealogical methods and tools.

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