My name is Dan Lynch, a full-time marketing consultant and genealogist based in Connecticut. I have an in-depth and unique understanding of the North American market for genealogy products and services. With over 20 year's professional experience in technology marketing, I bring an unmatched understanding of both technology and family history to each client project.
Whether you represent yourself or a company, I can help you establish a successful sales, marketing, and product development strategy targeting the North American genealogy market.
During the last decade, my professional work in this field has included writing for leading family history publications, presentations at national and local conferences, television appearances and newspaper interviews, and research conducted through a variety of record sources. In addition, I have taught classes and hosted workshops on both genealogy and the use of technology for conducting family history research. I also serve as the publisher for numerous web sites dealing with genealogy and other topics.
From 1998 to 2001, I served as vice president at Ancestry and currently serve as a consultant to The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (ellisisland.org) and FindMyPast (findmypast.com) - formerly called 1837online.com, based in London. My prior service also includes terms as vice president and board member for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.
As a fourth-generation American of Irish and Italian descent, I became involved in genealogy before I could spell the word correctly. In 1974, I attended a parade as part of a large tercentennial celebration in my home town of Waterbury, Connecticut. Two years later came the American bicentennial in 1976, followed by the 1977 ABC television mini-series presentation of Roots
by Alex Haley. With each event, my curiosity grew — the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. Now, thirty years later, I'm more passionate about family history research than ever.