Professional Profile

I am a full time genealogy researcher, lecturer, and writer. My research focus is on families who have settled in or passed through the upper Midwest. Research on my extended family has involved New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Montana,Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Slovakia and Norway. Because of research on past clients’ research needs, I am also familiar with French Canadian, and Swedish records and research tools.

In solving a problem for a client, I employ as wide a range of record types as can be found relating to the issue at hand from the basic church and vital records, federal and state censuses, military pension and service records, newspapers, and city directories to my favorites, land and court records.

In enjoy teaching and coaching which means I give frequent lectures and often provide one-on-one coaching on genealogy methodology and more effective use of software tools.