Since 1993, I have been active in genealogical and
historical research. I began with my native New York State, focused on
researching house histories to save a building that was once a stage coach
inn, and learned to perform in-depth courthouse research from title workers.
My project grew to become the Historic District in my hometown, now listed
on NY State and National Registers of Historic Places.
My grandmother and mother were both genealogists,
and published several family histories. I set out to update these
records, and became hooked.
My research strengths include: New York State families of
English and Dutch origins, New England families of English origins, Southern
families of the Colonial American period, American families of Scottish
origins. I am a Viking and a Celt.
From hobbyist to professional, my path included thousands
of hours volunteering on several lineage society committees, a planning
board, an architectural review board, a museum board, and a non-profit board
committed to historic preservation, speaking engagements and publishing.
My focus is on Colonial America, England, Scotland and