Elaine Hatfield Powell has been a genealogist for over 35 years and a scrapbooker for over 45 years. She has been a professional scrapbooking instructor for over 17 years. She has combined her knowledge of family history research and scrapbooking into a book and a class that instructs others how to create their own family heritage album. She teaches class attendees and readers of her book to incorporate their family photos, genealogy, family history, memorabilia, and family stories into a family heritage scrapbook that will surely be a lasting legacy for any family.
Elaine also teaches classes to genealogists on several subjects. See the Classes Taught page for a listing.
Elaine is a Past President of the Central Florida Genealogical Society and was on their Board of Directors for 12 years. She is currently the Coordinator of both the Hobday/Hobdy and Hatfield DNA Projects. She is a member of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and the Society of Florida Archivists. She is a frequent contributor to several genealogical publications. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of St. Louis, the Claiborne Society, the Bridger Family Association, and is also a member of several regional historical and genealogical societies including the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Tidewater Genealogical Society, Wilson County (NC) Genealogical Society, Isle of Wight (VA) Historical Society, St. Louis (MO) Genealogical Society, and the KYOWVA Genealogical and Historical Society.