- Business Name
- The Skeleton Whisperer
- Non-Research Specialties
- Lecturer/Presenter - On-site
- Lecturer/Presenter - Virtual
- Oral Historian/Interviewer
- Research Specialties
- Civil War
- Irish American
- Land Records
- Lineage Societies
- Research Counties
- Brown County, South Dakota, United States
- Platte County, Wyoming, United States
- Riverside County, California, United States
- San Bernardino County, California, United States
- Research Provinces / States
- California, United States
- Iowa, United States
- Michigan, United States
- Minnesota, United States
- Missouri, United States
- Nebraska, United States
- South Dakota, United States
- Wyoming, United States
- Research Countries
- United States
- Research Time Periods
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
I've been researching my family tree for over 25 years. My journey has taken me into nearly every State in the USA and several countries worldwide, including Ireland, Britain, and Italy. My passion is telling the stories of the people in the family tree; genealogists do this best by recording the stories of our elders, locating and preserving the photos and stories our ancestors left behind, as well as records created by the government and religious sources and in the newspapers.
Review previous research for accuracy and new lines of inquiry. Prepare lineage society applications; research challenging connections between generations. Research family legends. On-site research for a number of California libraries and repositories. Oral History Interviews and transcription. Organization of document and photo collections. Obituary and other newspaper research. Provide fresh eyes on a genealogical problem.
- Bachelor of Science (Liberal Arts/ Library Science), Associate of Science (Library Science)
- American English
- NARA, Riverside
Riverside County Clerk/Recorder
San Bernardino County Hall of Records
- From a Box in the Closet to a Treasured Family Heirloom
Disaster Proofing Your Research
Grandma Said What? Gathering and Verifying Your Family’s Oral History
Locating Records in Archives from Your Couch
Who Needed it Anyway? Getting Around the Missing 1890 Census
Extra! Extra! Find Your Family in the Newspaper!
Hopping Down the Paper Trail
Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
Shamrocks, Leprechauns, and Harps: Researching your Irish Roots
Irish Eyes Are Smiling: Finding Vital Records in the land of Saints and Scholars.
Suddenly Scotland! An Introduction to Scottish Research
To Spit or Not to Spit? Is DNA testing right for your research?
My DNA Brought me to the Forest, but Where are all the Trees?
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha?
Genealogy 101: Tree Climbing for the Beginner
- Certificate in Genealogical Research (Boston University)
- Registrar, Aurantia Chapter NSDAR, 2018-2022. Treasurer SCCAPG, 2017-2021. Secretary, Amanda Stokes Tent Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, 2019-2021.
Member: Southern California Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, U.S.D. War of 1812.
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- Business site: theskeletonwhisperer.com/