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Kristin Wenger

Roots & Wings Research, LLC

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Roots & Wings Research, LLC was founded by Kristin Wenger in December 2017 upon her completion of Boston University s certificate program in genealogical research. Kristin 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. 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. Kristin presents engaging lectures and classes on a variety of research topics, volunteers as the in-house genealogist for the Lititz Historical Foundation, serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Lititz Public Library, and is involved in teaching and music ministries at her church. For more information, please visit her website (https://www.rootsandwingsre...) and blog (

Service Description:
Roots & Wings, LLC is owned and operated by Kristin Wenger, a professional genealogist and educator with deep roots in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Through enthusiastic teaching, sound research, passionate storytelling, and meaningful faith-based heritage travel, Roots & Wings provides avenues to discover your past and inspire your journey. Services offered: 1. Speaking Building upon my education degree and years of experience in teaching, I offer engaging and interactive classes that use high-interest case studies to demonstrate research tools and methods. My background in theater allows me to present with passionate enthusiasm and lots of visuals. I always include handouts with practical resources and action points that students can immediately begin applying to their own research. 2. Research and Writing One-on-one coaching and consultation to create a research plan for your next steps Original document retrieval and transcription in Lancaster County, PA and surrounding counties (York, Lebanon, Berks) In-depth research on one individual or family, including evidence analysis and report writing adhering to the GPS (genealogical proof standard) Interview and writing to preserve the memories and legacy of an elderly family member 3. Heritage Travel For those who wish to visit Lancaster County, research of your ancestors and creation of a custom itinerary to homesteads, churches, schools, cemeteries, and other points of interest Coming soon: Anabaptist heritage tours to Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. Read this blog post and stay tuned: https://www.rootsandwingsre...

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:
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 ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Travel & Tours ; Author/Writer ; Oral History/Interview ; Transcription

English (native) ; French

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