Robyn Smith has been researching her family and others for 17 years. An engineer by day, Robyn makes good use of those research and problem-solving skills in the field of genealogy. She specializes in Maryland research, African-American and slave research and court records. Robyn has a strong interest in promoting the documentation of families and communities, and emphasizing the use of proper genealogical standards in our research, such as using original records and source citations. Robyn teaches an Advanced African-American Genealogy class part-time at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, lectures locally and has published several genealogy articles in local journals. Her two newest lectures are on using land records and cluster research. She is also the author of a genealogy blog called "Reclaiming Kin" which can be viewed athttp://msualumni.wordpress.com.