Teri E. Flack, M.A. (Public History), M.B.A., began her family history quest over 50 years ago when she asked her paternal grandmother to tell her everything she knew about the Flacks and Fenleys. Although she had to be content with researching in fits and starts while she worked for the state of Texas, once she retired in 2009, she turned her attention full-time to genealogy.
In addition to lecturing on genealogy topics, she volunteered for local, state, and national organizations: she was treasurer for the Austin Genealogical Society; and she served the Federation of Genealogical Societies as interim President, Vice President of Administration, and Director. Her recent volunteer efforts have focused on preserving records and ensuring their accessibility to researchers. She is a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society, chairing the TxSGS Records Preservation and Access Committee and serving as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. She is a volunteer archivist for the Texas State Archives processing Galveston County records and creating finding aids to make them accessible. Teri also served 2 terms on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board. She served multiple terms on the Travis County Historical Commission and just completed her eighth year as the county historical marker chair.
Teri’s lecturing experience includes multiple Legacy Family Tree Webinars (“Organization: the Key to Successful Research,” “Seeing the Patterns: Organize, Visualize, & Evaluate the Evidence,” and 5 webinars for “Researching Texas” series); FGS national conferences (multiple presentations at numerous conferences); faculty member, Texas Institute for Genealogical Research, 2017, 2019, 2021; Texas State Genealogical Society (multiple presentations at numerous conferences); and multi-presentation seminars to genealogical societies.