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Kristin Wenger

Roots & Wings Research, LLC

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Kristin Wenger is a professional genealogist and educator who is passionate about giving others the gift of experiencing fulfillment and inspiration through discovering, preserving, and sharing their family histories. As a lifelong Lancaster County, Pennsylvania resident, she specializes in Pennsylvania research, particularly Anabaptist groups (Mennonites, Brethren, and Amish) as well as the Moravians, who settled her hometown of Lititz. Kristin earned a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Before pursuing her career in genealogy, Kristin was a teacher and librarian for nearly two decades. She graduated summa cum laude from Messiah College with a degree in Elementary Education. As an educator, she loves to provide coaching and instruction to others who want to learn more about their own family histories. She has led local family history research groups, serves as the in-house genealogist for the Lititz Historical Foundation, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lititz Public Library, and is involved in teaching and music ministries at her church. Please visit her website (https://www.rootsandwingsre...) and blog ( for more information.

Service Description:
Kristin's services include family tree projects for you or as a gift for a loved one; individual coaching and creation of a research plan for your next steps; original document retrieval and transcription Lancaster County, PA; in-depth research on one individual or family, including evidence analysis and report writing; interview and writing to preserve the memories and legacy of an elderly family member; and for those who wish to visit Lancaster County, research of your ancestors and creation of a custom itinerary.

Academic Degrees:
B.S. (Elementary Education)

Professional Learning
BU Certificate in Gen Research

Continuing Education:
ProGen 40, SLIG (Jan. 2019, Advanced Methods); GRIP (July 2018)

Research Specialty:
Adoption ; Children/Youth ; Historical Sites ; Palatines ; Anabaptist ; Moravians

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
PA ; Mid-Atlantic ; Philadelphia

Research Counties:
Berks County, PA ; Lancaster County, PA ; Lebanon County, PA ; York County, PA

Service Categories:
Instructor ; Librarian ; Travel & Tours ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview ; Transcription

English (native) ; French

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