Susan M. Rogers

Special skills



Longtime journalist, teacher, family historian, web page designer and, most recently, founder and group leader of the Legacy Workshops program for senior centers.

Guest lecturer at genealogy society meetings, participant in family history fairs, and presenter at international genealogical society convention on
"A journalist's approach to family history web page design."


Reporter, columnist, feature writer, editor
The New York Post, Women’s Wear Daily, The Amsterdam News, and freelanced at various magazines and weeklies, 1967 – 1986

Web page content creation and execution
The CousinsPlus Family History Web Page Design Center, NY, NY
Editor-in-chief and webmaster, 1997-present

Researched and wrote features and history, profiled deceased and living achievers, and created anecdotal photo albums;

Obtained and transformed for web viewing illustrative photos, both historical and contemporary;

Conceptualized, wrote, produced and distributed an E-mail family newsletter. Created archive of CousinsPlus Gazette linked from CousinsPlus web home page;

Facilitated intra-family communications within the widely scattered 1,442-member family, resulting in enthusiastic participation, especially among the elderly (via telephone and postal mail) and the web-literate, through   E-mail and the family web page.

NYC Public Schools, pre-K through 8, as a substitute teacher; K and 1st grade “language arts cluster;” 2nd and 4th grades, classroom teacher,  New York City  Board of Education, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, 1987-1992.  Permanent certification by The State Education Department.

-- Created “newspaper” based on interviews of kindergarten and first graders in Brooklyn school with largely Hispanic population;

-- Wrote “books” based on field trips -- thirteen for the school year -- with a  fourth grade class;

-- Excelled as substitute teacher city-wide in teaching creative writing with “writing process” devised by Lucy Caulkins at Columbia Teachers College. 



Skilled in FrontPage, HTML, Adobe PhotoShop among other programs;
Hunter College, New York, New York, Master's with honors in Education;
Harvard-Radcliffe, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts, History; 
Harvard Crimson (daily newspaper); Seven College Conference Scholar.