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I am an Author, Digital Archivist, Lecturer, Professional Genealogist, Certified Librarian Assistant, and Professionally Licensed Educator.  I earned a Bachelor's in Education from Milligan College, and Master's in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.   Following my passion for genealogy and archives, I obtained additional certification in Genealogical Research from Boston University. 

 

I currently serve as the Digital Collections Manager for the Hendricks County Museum where I am also a member of the Board of Directors.  I digitize and archive historic photographs and documents, assist patrons and clients with genealogy, and research historical questions, all of which tend to be reflected in my writing.  I have written for magazines, genealogical research, journals, and currently have a book of historic photographs and research published. 

 

I have worked professionally in the field of genealogy since 2008.  This has given me exceptional experience with genealogy records, research, preservation, and standards.  I am a records researcher and report writer.  Researching records makes several areas of genealogy my specialty. Reports and citations fit easily into my wheelhouse. 

*To view a sample of my work click on the link(s) to the side. 

*names and certain details necessary for citations have been changed or removed to protect identity.

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 Experience

More Experience

  • Volunteer Preservationist and Genealogy Researcher- Indiana Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project 2009-Current

  • Hendricks County Museum Board and Digital Collections Manager 2017-Current

  • Certification in Genealogical Research 2015

  • Proof Arguments solving complex genealogical problems for successful submissions

  • Research Reports

  • Project consultant for historic photograph selection: McCallister's Deli Brownsburg, Brownsburg Public Library, and Hendricks Regional Health at Brownsburg Hospital Project

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  • Dublin Core Metadata

  • Provided consultation for Dr. Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech University, and the Civil War Photo Sleuth Project regarding genealogy research and historic photograph preservation 2022

  • Author: Images of America Brownsburg 2015

  • Advanced Cemetery Preservation- Indiana Historicial Society 2016

  • Lecturer regarding local history and genealogy 2008-Current

  • Developed and led the first genealogy group at Brownsburg Public Library 2008-Current

  • Provided consultations for patrons regarding research, records, and problem solving

  • Skilled lecturer for the content of library services for Genealogists 

  • Indiana Memory Project 2008-Current

  • Organized and maintained Archival Collections, Microfilm, and Genealogy Databases for the library

For more information regarding my expertise with Genealogy record sets and research areas, please check out my profile on the Association for Professional Genealogists link "APG" above.