My path through genealogy has been filled with twists, turns and surprises. I began with my own family research and have added building and genealogical research for clients across Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma since 2014. My most recent genealogical research has included explorations in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia. In 2018 I was invited to conducted research for the TLC television show Who Do You Think You Are? The episode exploring Oscar-winning actress Regina King’s heritage aired in December 2018. It was great working with the show’s team, brainstorming through brick walls and finding amazing stories in my own community. In 2019, I was asked back to research for another show that will air in 2020.
My own genealogical odyssey began in the 1980s – somewhere around the middle of that decade I had a homework assignment to complete my family tree. As luck would have it we were going to visit both maternal and paternal grandparents and I could ask them to help me fill in the blanks. My mom and I sat down with both grandmothers and I still have the notes we both took on that Sunday afternoon. It is my first memory of talking about the generations of parents, grandparents, cousins, aunt and uncles, none of whom had I met. Follow my blog for more of my story.
Whether you are just beginning or are trying to overcome obstacles on your journey, I look forward to helping you. I have learned a lot conducting my own family and client research and I hone my skills using online and other research tools daily. Have you taken a DNA test or started an Ancestry.com tree but don’t know how to move forward? Contact me and we can get started on your story today!