And I love dead people. I know…weird right?
They fascinate me. I love learning their stories about who they were and where they came from.
For me, every time I find an ancestor it’s like finding a little piece of my own puzzle. I was adopted when I was a baby but about 8 years ago I found my biological mother. I’ve been so blessed to be able to learn about both my biological and adoptive ancestors. It’s helped me understand that I’m a part of something so much bigger and more beautiful than just myself.
I first got into Genealogy when I was about 14 years old (a couple decades or so ago). My mother was a volunteer at a local family history library and I would go with her and hang out and research the family. That was back in the day when everything was still on microfiche and microfilm and we wrote out pedigree charts and family group sheets by hand.
As I got older, I got busier with other life things and for awhile genealogy was pushed to the side. Several years ago however, I felt that tug to start looking for family again and dove back into the research. I’ve been working as a professional genealogist for about three years now and LOVE it. I love the mystery, the history, putting together the pieces of the puzzle and helping other people discover their ancestors and where they came from.
I'm also an active blogger, indexer and contributor to the online genealogy community.
Through family history we discover the most beautiful tree in the forest of creation—our family tree. ~J. Richard Clarke