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Books and Branches Genealogy

 Experience

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I am an Author, Digital Archivist, Lecturer, Professional Genealogist, Certified Librarian Assistant, and Professionally Licensed Educator. 

I am a member of the Board of Directors, Hendricks County Museum, where I am also the Digital Collections Manager. 

 

  • I earned a Bachelors in Education from Milligan College.

  • Masters in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.  

  • Following my passion for genealogy and archives, I obtained additional certification in Genealogical Research from Boston University. 

I am an instructor/contributor for the Indiana Memory Project, at Hendricks County, an initiative of digital preservation via the Indiana State Library and State of Indiana.  I research, digitize, and archive historic photographs and documents for the county museum and research historical questions for patrons.  I am preparing for the 2024 Hendricks County Bicentennial Lend-to-Scan Day.  (Details on my "What's Happening," page.)

 

I have written for magazines, genealogical research, journals, and I have a book published regarding the history of the town of Brownsburg in images, "Images of America: Brownsburg," Arcadia Publishing. 

 

I have worked professionally in the field of genealogy since 2008.  This has given me exceptional experience with genealogy records, research, reports, proofs, citations, preservation, and standards.  

*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.

*References available upon request.

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More Experience

  • 2024 Hendricks County Bicentennial Committee Member- County Historic Photograph Digitization

  • Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference 2022

  • Intern Supervisor for Indiana University Certification in Archival Management program 2022

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

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

  • CONTENTdm-Skilled

  • Dublin Core Metadata-Skilled

  • ​Indiana Memory Project 2008-Current

  • Advanced Cemetery Preservation- Indiana Historical Society 2016

  • Certification in Genealogical Research 2015

  • Author: Images of America Brownsburg 2015

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

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

  • Skilled lecturer for the content of library services for genealogists 

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

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

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

  • Member National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Lecturer regarding local history and genealogy 2008-Current

Recent and Successful Client Research/Submissions/Experience

  • DNA Analysis and Paternal Line 2024

  • Huguenot Society of America 2024

  • Jamestowne Society 2024 Supplemental 

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Supplemental 2023

  • The Daughters of Cincinnati 2023

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Lineage 2023

  • DNA Cluster Research Determining Kinship 2022

  • Jamestowne Society 2022

  • Consultation for Dr. Kurt Luther, Virginia Tech University, and the Civil War Photo Sleuth Project, Regarding Genealogists, Genealogy Research, and Historic Photograph Preservation 2022

  • Gravestone Location/Photo 2021

  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2021

  • Identification of Ancestors in Great Britain Research 2021

  • Gravestone Location/Repair 2020

  • Research and Report World War II Official Military Personnel File Findings 2019 

  • Kinship Identification Correcting Family Lore 2017

  • Proof Arguments Solving Complex Genealogical Problems 

  • Proof Summaries using Direct/Indirect Evidence 

  • Kinship Determination 

  • Kinship Identification Correcting Family Lore 

  • Cemetery and Tombstone Identification, Location, and Preservation (Advanced Cemetery Preservation trained by Indiana Historical Society)

  • Civil War and World War II Research Projects

  • Photograph Identification and Preservation Techniques

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.

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