About The Author

Welcome to FamilySleuther.com! 

I'm an avid family historian pestering relatives, wading through vital records bureaucracy, and passing the spittoon for DNA samples to uncover my roots.

This website is a family history journal for me and a resource for you. It documents my interest in ancestry and shares helpful, practical tips.

It's here that I track and dialogue my efforts to delve into the past, solve family mysteries, and bring life back to those who are history - my history. Your genealogy benefits from my mistakes and successes, as I share my lessons learned and best practices.

Learn more about me and the Family Sleuther blog in my Geneabloggers May I Introduce to You... interview (my interview follows Amy's interview, so scroll down).

Professional Development
I take my genealogy professional development and learning serious. I routinely work to advance my research skills in order to climb higher in my family tree. A great way for me to do that is through continued skills-building conferences, which has included:
  • National Genealogical Society, 2014 Family History Conference. Richmond, Virginia. 7-10 May 2014.
  • Institute for Genetic Genealogy, 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference. Washington, DC. 15-17 August 2014. 
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies + RootsTech, 2015 Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. 11-14 February, 2015.
  • RootsTech, 2019 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. February 27 - March 2, 2019.
  • Fairfax Genealogical Society, 2019 Spring Conference, April 6, 2019. 
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