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Inspiring and educating audiences on the magic and wonder of the art of genealogy.


Decoding the process, strategies, and resources that make genealogy a lifetime of fascinating pursuits


One-on-one partnerships with searchers to unlock that historical door

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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  • Upcoming Webinar – The Battle for Bounty LandJuly 23, 2016 - 1:22 pm

    I’ll be returning to the Legacy Family Tree Webinar stage for the fifth time on Wednesday, August 10th to present my class – The Battle for Bounty Land – War of 1812 and the Mexican American War on August 10th. This is a little-known story of how our ancestors literally had to fight to get benefits […]

  • Northwest Genealogy Conference – August 17-20thJuly 23, 2016 - 12:06 pm

    I am delighted to be presenting at the upcoming Northwest Genealogy Conference in Arlington, Washington. I have the honor of presenting the opening day Free Beginner Classes – Introduction to Genealogy, Secrets of Ten Record Groups, and “If I’d Only Known – Beginner Mistakes.”  These three classes are packed full of tips, tricks, techniques, and […]