I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and abide by the APG Code of Ethics, the Code of Ethics and Conduct adopted by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and follow the Genetic Genealogy Standards and the National Genealogical Society Guidelines.

Genealogical Education

  • "Following Your Ancestors in Time and Place," Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual, July 2020.
  • "Early US Church Records," Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2020.
  • "The Family History Law Library," (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2019.
  • "The Pennsylvania German and Research in the Keystone State," (SLIG), January 2018.
  • "DNA Boot Camp: Practical Application," Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), January 2017.
  • Ancestral Connections Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork, Ireland, June 2016.
  • "Advanced DNA Analysis Techniques for Genealogical Research," SLIG, January 2016.
  • "Practical Genetic Genealogy," (GRIP), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 2015.
  • "Advanced Genealogical Methods," SLIG, January 2015.
  • ProGen Study Group, (ProGen19), July 2014.
  • "Writing & Publishing for Genealogists," Institute of Genealogical & Historical Research (IGHR), Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, June 2014.
  • "Utilizing Social History," SLIG, January 2014.
  • "Genealogy as a Profession," IGHR, June 2013.
  • Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, December 2012.

Awards

  • Second Place, Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Contest, 2014; for article "A Broken Man: The Life of Birney Jay Pratt of Huron, Ohio," published in Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly 55, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 40-43.
  • First Place, Massachusetts Society of Genealogists Writing Contest, 2012; for article “It Started with a Cough: A Month of Mourning for the Ritter and Blackett Families Living in Boston Highlands, Massachusetts,” published in MASSOG 36 (Fall 2012): 83-92.