Valerie Elkins is a researcher, writer, blogger and national speaker. Her engaging style, passion and genuine desire to share, make her a favorite at Youth and Family History Conferences. She has served on executive boards, and named one of the "Top Social Media Mavericks;". She is a frequent contributor to national columns on family history. Valerie, owner of Advantage Genealogy, also blogs at FamilyCherished.com. She offers free family history resources at ValerieElkins.com.