Your ancestry is more than just names and dates, more than a pedigree chart.  Let me help you research your family’s story, finding the details that make your ancestors become more alive, more colorful.

Our ancestors led real lives that were impacted by their choice to emigrate,  by their journeys, by the area they settled in, by their occupations, by their religion, and by history.

Some of our ancestors were famous in their times (or infamous), some worked for the famous, some were heroes, and some were just characters.

Those quivering leaves and your DNA tell only part of your story.  Use them to enhance your family’s story.

Let me help you discover the colorful past in your family tree and build a family history book for your family to enjoy for years to come

Just announced:

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors is proud to announce the winners of the Excellence-in-Writing Competition. All entries were exceptional this year.

Category 4 – Unpublished Material, Unpublished Authors

1st Place – Joan F. Vitale: “The Messenger”
2nd Place – Bonnie Dodge: “Getting to Know Grandmother, A Step Back in Time”
3rd Place – Robbin M. Smith: “I Have an Aunt Alice?”
HM – Linda D. Fritz-Langston: “Grandpa & His Puzzle”