Professional Info

I am a retired analyst, program director, and division chief.  The 28 years I spent in government service provided the underlying skills of research, organization, and complex coordination of multiple elements to arrive at a solution.  The foundations I gained added to my quest for knowledge making me a worthy genealogist.

Professional Info

I was about twelve years old when my great aunts and uncles began telling me stories about our family.  They told me it was my responsibility to pass the stories on to the younger cousins and generations.  A few years later, I spent summer days with my aunts researching our ancestors at the county library.  They taught me to transcribe and cite sources. 

Education, family life, and career put a dent in my family history efforts.  Once I retired, I became educated in proper genealogical research and methodologies.  I worked on my paternal and maternal family genealogies.  I documented information from family stories and created family history books.

I lead special interest groups (SIGs), classes, and programs on such things as Beginning Genealogy, Church Records, Building Timelines, Understanding DNA, Using Census Records, the Puritans, and Vital Records.  I have spent 8 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Arizona Genealogy Society and currently serve as their President.

My specialties are American Records, organization of genealogical information, writing family stories, creating family history books, photographic scanning and correction, and providing programs on multiple genealogy/family history subjects.

Professional Info

National Institute of Genealogical Studies

Certificates in American Studies and Librarianship 

Boston University

Certificate in Genealogical Research

Army War College

Strategic Studies, MS

George Mason University

Earth Studies, MS

Professional Info
  • National Genealogical Society

  • New England Historical and Genealogical Society

  • Southern Arizona Genealogy Society

  • Pima County (AZ) Genealogical Society

  • Utah Genealogical Society

  • Texas Genealogy Society

  • Ohio Genealogical Society