About Susan Burneson

Archival research and professional genealogy
Client list includes: television production companies (including “Good Girls Revolt” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”), authors (print and web), law firms, historical societies (including the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society), marketing firms, nonprofit organizations, filmmakers, private investigators, developers, and individuals (including one client for more than 15 years), 1993-present.

Personal and community histories
Voices of the Violet Crown project, 2003-present. Founder/writer/designer/webmaster.
• Voices of the Violet Crown oral history project, 2007-2011. Interviewer/co-producer.
• Friends of Brentwood Park oral history project, 2010-2011. Interviewer/co-producer.
• Texas Association of Counties Past Presidents’ Oral History Project, 2009.
 Interviewer/co-producer.

Films
We Planted 115 Trees, 2011. Co-producer/co-editor.
A Community Mosaic, 2008 and 2010. Scriptwriter/co-producer/co-editor.
First Night W/ Domino & Friends, 2006. Co-producer/co-editor.

Books
Mr. Rube: Reuben Henry Grant, 2016. Editor/designer.
Jim and Cora Dial: From Altamont to Aztec, 2008. Editor/designer.
Miss Emma, 2006. Editor/designer.

Multimedia projects
From Abercrombie to the Violet Crown, history exhibit and booklet, 2003-present. Researcher/writer/designer. Exhibit presented at Crestview Neighborhood Association Ice Cream Social, 2009, 2012, 2015, and 2016; Crestview Methodist Church 60th Anniversary Celebration, 2013; and Violet Crown Festival, 2003-2010.
Julius Franklin Howell, historical multimedia presentation, 2005.
 Researcher/writer/designer/audio compiler.
The Bodacious Women, historical multimedia presentation, 2003.
 Researcher/writer/designer/audio compiler.

Selected writings
Preservation Austin Historic Homes Tour brochure (Brentwood and Crestview neighborhood history, including an online description of Eddie Joseph’s North Austin Drive-in), 2016; Crestview Neighborhood Association, 2008-2015 (the most recent one here); Brentwood Neighborhood Association, 2015 (page 3); Association of Professional Genealogists, Oral History Association, Society of American Archivists Oral History Section (page 4), Texas State Genealogical Society, and Story Circle Network, 2012; Texas Oral History Association, 2010; and Austin American-Statesman, 2009.

Award
Mary Faye Barnes Award for Excellence in Community History Projects, Texas Oral History
 Association, 2009 (with Rob Burneson).

Professional affiliations
Association of Professional Genealogists, Texas Oral History Association.

Community involvement
• Contributor, Crestview neighborhood, City of Austin Community Character in a Box, 2014.
• Presenter (with Rob Burneson), Thomas Baker Slick Memorial Library, Southwest Research Institute, 2013.
• Webmaster, Friends of Brentwood Park, 2012-2013.
• Member, Leadership Team, Friends of Brentwood Park, 2010-2012.
• Judge; Oral History Documentary Award; Texas History Day; 2009, 2011, and 2012.
• Member, Executive Committee, Crestview Neighborhood Association, 2010-2011.
• Member, Newsletter Committee, Crestview Neighborhood Association, 2008-2011.
• Co-founder and event volunteer (publicist and Community Tent coordinator), Violet Crown Festival, 2003-2010.
• Founding board member, Project ClayPlay, 2007-2009.
• Founding board member, Violet Crown Community Works, 2003-2007.
• Silent auction volunteer, Empty Bowl Project, 1997-2007.
• Member, Review Board, City of Austin Grant for Technology Opportunities Program, 2004.
• Family reunion organizer; Burneson/Schuessler/Vaughn/Winkel families, 1995, 1997, and 2000;
Campbell/Smith/Stout families, 1998; Pillers/Kenner families, 2000.
• Researcher and writer; Campbell and Stout family histories, 2000; Haynes, Kenner, and Stout family histories, 1995 and 2000.

Susan Burneson
Austin, Texas
512-459-9613
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