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Genealogy is more…

than collecting records, dates, and places of our ancestors. It’s about understanding the lives of the people whose choices shaped our lives in the most personal ways. It’s about knowing ourselves through the people who came before us.

I get excited about learning their stories and helping others with their own family history journey. I enjoy the road of discovery. I relish in sharing that experience with fellow searchers.

I’d be delighted to share this journey with you. May I help you?

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  • The 1797 New Madrid MO Census – with family specific notesAugust 12, 2014 - 5:41 pm

    I am doing some research on the New Madrid Earthquake, which struck in 1811 and 1812 in New Madrid, Missouri.  In doing so, I came upon a 1797 New Madrid MO Census.  Know that Missouri didn’t become a state until 1821, so this is early, early territorial days. And the census, while helpful and interesting, […]

  • Free Ancestry.com Research GuidesAugust 8, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    The last I heard, Ancestry.com has north of 10 BILLION records online.  Anyway you slice it that’s a LOT of records, and it’s certainly far more than my humble search skills can comfortably navigate. That’s why I’m tickled to see that they have introduced Research Guides. Tucked in their free section (no membership required) is […]