- Research Counties
- Grayson County, Virginia, United States
- Orange County, Virginia, United States
- Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
- Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
- Wythe County, Virginia, United States
- Research Provinces / States
- North Carolina, United States
- Virginia, United States
- Research Countries
- United States
Genealogy has been a hobby of mine since I was a teenager. I first started working on my genealogical family tree over 30 years ago, and added genetic genealogy to my research tools in 2013 when I took my atDNA test at Ancestry, expanding my genetic genealogy research in 2017 when I got both of my parents and my son to take the atDNA test as well. In 2020 one of my maternal uncles and I both took the Y-111 DNA test to help in tracing each of our paternal lines.
I have not only done extensive research for my family tree over the years, but have helped many others with their family history research as well. I started a local Genealogy Club here in Sanford, FL in 2019, and I am a member of the Sanford Historical Society, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
When I first started my genealogy research as a teenager, I spent a lot of time at the library, and then purchased the genealogy software for Windows, Family Tree Maker while I was in high school. I signed up with Ancestry in 2004 and moved the family tree that I had been working on over the years online for the first time. I still log into Ancestry on a regular basis throughout the week, but my toolbox of genealogy tools and resources has grown over the years.