About Me

  • BA Anthropology University of Missouri

    Teaching Certificate Avila University

    On-Going Education:

    Enrolled in the National Institute of

    Genealogical Studies: American Records


    Professional Management Conference:

    Association of Professional Genealogists

    Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy:

    Resources and Strategies for U.S. Research.


    Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)

    Utah Genealogical Association

  • How Did I Become A Genealogist?

    In 1977, along with another 130 million viewers, I was glued to the t.v. watching the ABC miniseries Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Fascinated by the story unfolding in our family living room, I was hooked. I had found my passion – genealogy.

    How I View Genealogy

    For me genealogy is more than finding old records or making family trees. My passion is to use genealogy as a resource to illuminate the present by understanding the past.

    When asking people about their family histories or origins, the fun is hearing amazing stories of struggles, triumphs, tragedies, all of which could provide direction or wisdom on how to cope or persevere in our present circumstances.

    Genealogy is a thrilling adventure where people can gain a profound sense of belonging or provide a clearer view of who they are and what makes them unique.