LOU ANNE RUSK
Lou Anne is the chair of the 2016 Conference Board. As the Instructor Representative she will be orchestrating the gathering of instructors and coordinating the curriculum, class assignments and schedules. She, her co-chair Diane Letsch and Conference Board members Marcia Connors, Steve Alexander, and Fred Anderson, will work hard to ensure that the 2016 Conference will be a success. They all look forward to making 2016 a great year for Family History and Genealogy advocates region wide.
Lou Anne is a long time resident of Northwest Arkansas and brings to the Board a great desire to bring awareness and a love for Family History to this area. She has an advertising background reaching back to 1978, and currently owns and manages a transcription business started in 2007.
Dianne is the Public Relations Director for an area covering nine congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Northwest Arkansas. Her responsibilities include co-chairing the 2016 Sixth Annual Family History Conference of Northwest Arkansas.
Marcia is an avid genealogist of 30+ years experience both in her own research and professionally. She is acutely aware of how history affects genealogical research. It’s a major factor in determining where one’s ancestors may have come from and where they may have gone. This leads to the finding of history topics in addition to strictly genealogical topics.
Marcia is a past president of the Washington County AR Genealogical Society. She has been a state chairman for the TN Lineage Research Committee in the DAR, is a member of the Mayflower Society, Colonial Dames, the DAR, and KS First Families. She has attended various National and State Genealogical Conferences, has taught classes for The Family History Conference and the Chattanooga Genealogical Conference, and at miscellaneous conventions and local genealogical societies. Her genealogical research experience is concentrated in southern states and she travels to Salt Lake City frequently to do research there. She has two cats but has yet to research their bloodlines.
Steve is an attorney and was, in a prior life, a computer systems analyst / programmer. He retired to Fayetteville in 2006. He has an interest in genealogy which led him to design and build this website. He serves as the webmaster.
Steve has taught courses for the Conference in Evernote For Genealogists and Google Maps And Google Earth For Genealogists.
Fred is in charge of technology at the conference, arranging internet service, computer hookups etc. He has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and teaches many classes at our Conference.
Fred is a pilot for private planes and does a great deal of traveling.