How I got started
When, I was nineteen years old, my Uncle Bob gave me a cherished gift…. three books written by my grandfather:
One was a journal he kept in the quiet early morning hours of his elder years, reflecting back on his life.
The second was a story about the adventures of Jeremiah Muldoon, one of the “little people”. Also known as leprechauns.
And the third, a small notebook containing his genealogical research notes.
I never met my grandfather when he was alive. But through these three books I embarked on a fantastic journey. The genealogical research skills I acquired along the way opened new worlds to me.
Well that was a long time ago, and my journey down the track of genealogical investigations has led me to one unfolding story after another. History never meant much to me before. It was just a bunch of facts and numbers to memorize. But as soon as I could associate real people with the events, history came alive and the adventures began.
I have been doing genealogical research for over ten years now. I have mastered investigative approaches, assembled a toolbox of problem solving methods and studied the correct way to verify information, write citations and craft reports. The technical side comes easy to me as my previous training in the engineering sciences come naturally into play.
But there is only one reason I still love to research genealogy to this day, and that is the stories, …your stories. I live and breathe for these stories and I want to hear yours …
Regis University: MS Degree – Computer Information Systems, Emphasis in database administration
Colorado School of Mines: BS Degree – Major: Geological Engineering, Minor: Environmental Science
National Genealogy Society: Certificate – American Genealogical Studies
National Genealogical Society Annual Conference (NGS) – 2016 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Larimer County Genealogical Society – Conference for a Cause – 2016 – Longmont, Colorado
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) – Professional Management Conference (PMC) – 2017 – Alexandria, Virginia
ProGen32: 2018 – Certificate
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2018 – Certificate – Fundamentals of Forensic Genealogy
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2019 – Certificate – Advanced DNA Evidence
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2020 – Certificate – Practical Genetic Genealogy
National Daughters of the American Revolution
Genealogical Education Programs (GEP) 2020 – Certificates –
GEP 1 – Introduction to Genealogy Research for DAR Applications
GEP 2 – Applying Genealogy Research Techniques to DAR applications
GEP 3 – Advanced Techniques for Resolving Problems With Lineage or Service on DAR Records
Special GEP Course – DNA and the DAR
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Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) – 2016 to current
Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (CAPG) – Member – 2017 to current
President – 2020 to 2022
National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Mountain Rendezvous Chapter
- Registrar – 2020 to 2022
- membership – 2019 to current
- Vice-President – 2016 to 2019
- Researcher – 2016 to 2019
National Genealogy Society (NGS) – 2016 to current
Mountain Genealogist Society (MGS) – 2016 to current
Foothills Genealogy Society (FGS) – 2016 to current
- Delegate for MGS – 2016 to 2019
- Alternate delegate for CGS – 2018 to 2019
- Researcher – 2018 to current
- Genealogist on the desk – 2019 to current
- Archives – 2020
Colorado State Archives – Probate Indexing Project – 2018 to current
First Universalist Church of Denver – 2016 – Chair of the Archives Committee