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 currently serve as an Intern Supervisor for the Indiana University- Certification in Archival Management- program. 

 

  • 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 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, 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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More Experience

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

  • Advanced Cemetery Preservation- Indiana Historical Society 2016

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

  • Certification in Genealogical Research 2015

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

  • ​Indiana Memory Project 2008-Current

  • Member National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

  • CONTENTdm-Skilled

  • Dublin Core Metadata-Skilled

  • 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

  • Lecturer regarding local history and genealogy 2008-Current

  • 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

Recent and Successful Client Research/Submissions

  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2021

  • Jamestowne Society 2022

  • Proof Arguments solving complex genealogical problems 

  • Kinship Determination 

  • Kinship Identification Correcting Family Lore 

  • Cemetery and Tombstone Identification/Location

  • Research Reports

  • Civil War and World War II Research Projects

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

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.