Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member’s name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences.
Her focus is Early American Genealogy.
- Beth was honored to be profiled in the May 2013 issue of the Genealogy Speaker’s Guild’s newsletter, Speak!. Read her profile here.
- In 2012 Beth submitted an application to the Missouri State Genealogical Association on behalf of her ancestor, John Vanderstay, as a Missouri First Family Pioneer. This entailed documenting parent – child relationship from herself to John Vanderstay (five generations) and proof that he resided in Missouri between 1821 (Missouri Statehood) and 1860, the beginning of the Civil War. The application was approved and John Vanderstay is now recognized as a Missouri First Family. To see the Missouri Pioneer list with John Vanderstay, visit the MoSGA website.
Beth Foulk’s quick wit, nestled within her heart of gold, exudes unbridled enthusiasm for ancestors, anyone’s ancestors, but especially my ancestors. Her passionate sleuthing never quit until she solved the mystery of family names, about whom no one wanted to talk; as well as volumes of land grants, marriage certificates, Civil War Pension Records etc. that would have taken me the rest of retirement to uncover.
— Dottie Snow