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Linda Woodward Geiger, a Certified GenealogistSM and a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM,
is an accomplished researcher, a national lecturer, an author and editor.
Although she was a born and reared in New England, she and her late husband became residents of Georgia nearly
twenty-seven years ago. Because of this background, Linda's professional and personal genealogical experience
lie in New England and Georgia Research. She also specializes in federal records of the Southeast region.
Her many activities include Southeastern Indian research (especially pre-removal), teaching,
compiling indexes, publishing, and volunteering for several organizations. Linda is active in the
Marble Valley Historical Society and the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and does
extensive research for GaTOTA. She is one of the principals of Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance,
conducting workshops in cooperation with National Archives regional facilities. She is the treasurer of the
Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and the Marble Valley Historical Society. When she is not
researching or traveling, she designs websites, most recently FriendsOfNewEchtoa.org.
As an educator Linda is one of the principals of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGSA)
and with J. Mark Lowe, CG, conducts workshops in alternate years at the National Archives at Atlanta,
and the National Archives at Fort Worth. She has also presented lectures at NGS and FGS national conferences,
the Institute of Historical and Genealogical Research, and is a frequent presenter at statewide and local organizations.
Linda's articles and reviews have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly,
Genealogical Computing, OnBoard (BCG's quarterly newsletter), and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
Linda also has published three books by John Carver on Cherokee County, Georgia, topics and several of her own.
Her must recent publication, compiled with Ted O. Brook, is Pickens County, Georgia, Cemeteries.