I love all things genealogy and family history. I want to share some of my research experiences and stories with you!
I fell in love with family history when I was eight years old. My grandparents gave each of their grandchildren family history binders for Christmas, and I have been hooked ever since. A pedigree chart showing the trajectory of my family’s history – most recently in Utah, before that in New England, the British Isles, Scandinavia and France – was fascinating to me. The stories about my uncles and aunts, as well as my more distant ancestors were intriguing. Thus began a life-long passion for genealogical research. As a teenager I decided to pursue a career in genetic genealogy. To that end, I attended Brigham Young University where I majored in genetics and minored in Family History. Since graduation, I have worked full-time as a professional genealogical researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists where I get to do client research everyday. My main specialties are genetic genealogy and French genealogical research. I also dabble in Scandinavian, Italian, Spanish and other research areas. Genealogy is both my profession and my passion. Though most of my time these days is spent on research for clients, I do occasionally still get to work a little on my own family history research. Over the years, I have collected a lot of information, stories, photos, documents and research on my own family. I look forward to sharing some of my discoveries here with you. Maybe in the process you might learn something about our shared ancestors, about the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or perhaps some of the records and strategies that you might use for exploration of your own family history. Enjoy!