Research & Writing

It is hard to believe I have accumulated more than thirty years of research and writing experience. While attending the University of Missouri in the early 1990s I began the lifelong-odyssey of writing. I have numerous published articles, blog posts and book chapters, many of which are available on the resources page of my website. I am always interested in writing opportunities whether genealogy, preservation, history or policy-related. Contact me today!

Below are some of my recent publications.  Missouri State Genealogy Journal Articles are free to members on the MoSGA website.

  1. “Finding Ancestors Using the Business Trifecta: Newspapers, City Directories, & Sanborn Maps.” Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal 41. No. 4 (2021) 201-210.
  2. “Add Leaves to Your Family Tree with Postcards.” Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal 41. No. 3 (2021).
  3. “Spanish Influenza in Missouri.” Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal 40. No. 2 (2020) 78-87.
  4. “A Genealogist’s Guide to Sanborn Maps.” AGS Magazine 51. No. 2, Birmingham, AL: Alabama Genealogical Society. Fall/Winter 2019.
  5. “The Hastings Brewing Company.” Historical News 52, No. 4 (2019) Hastings, NE: Adams County Historical Society. 
  6. “Lewis Arthur Mothersbaugh ‘Uncle Bud’ (1875-1941).”  Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal 39. No. 2 (2019).
  7. “Roma Clara Josephine Rasa Siegel…A Rebel in Her Own Time.” Florence, MO: Celebrating 185 Years, September 2017.
  8. “How We Are All Related: Tieman, Siegel, Schupp, Schroeder, Rasa, Rehmer, Munsterman, Koch and Casdorph.” Florence, MO: Celebrating 185 Years, September 2017.
  9. “Lewis Arthur Mothersbaugh ‘Uncle Bud’ (1875-1941).” Florence, MO: Celebrating 185 Years, September 2017.
  10. “Portrait of Four Families, Three Generations and Three ‘Strangers.’” Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal 36. No. 4 (2016) 22-24.