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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?

See Our Most Recent Posts

  • Kansas Civil War Soldiers RecordsJuly 19, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    The Kansas State Historical Society has a wealth of Kansas archives.  Further, they have built an amazing, user-friendly website with links to indexes and databases that provide easy access to many of the collections – not the least of which are the Kansas Civil War Soldiers Records. I’ve listed and linked with their brief descriptions to […]

  • 1925 Iowa State Census | Secrets RevealedJuly 15, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    We are fortunate to have the US Censuses, which were taken every 10 years starting in 1790, for our genealogy research.  We are even more fortunate if our ancestors lived in a state at a time when the state conducted independent censuses typically in the years ending in “5,” i.e. 1905, 1915, 1925, 1935, etc. […]