Professional Activity

Author of more than 30 articles and reviews in National Genealogical Society Quarterly, NGS Magazine, The Septs, Minnesota Genealogist, Family Chronicle and APG Quarterly.
Managing Editor, Minnesota Genealogist, 2009-2011.
Member, Minnesota Genealogical Society Education Committee, 2007-2010.
Founder, North Star Genealogy Conference, 2008; Chair, 2009-10.
Founder and instructor, MGS Genealogy Spotlight Lecture Series, 2008-09.
Instructor in MGS Intermediate Genealogy Course, 2007-2011.
Instructor, Beginning Genealogy, St. Paul (MN) Community Education, 2009-2010.
Volunteer lecturer at MGS conferences and Oakdale Family History Center.
Lecturer at National Genealogical Society conference, 2010.
Lecturer at Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, 2011.
ProGen Study Group Mentor, 2010-11.
Founder, MGS Research Study Group, 2009-11

Genealogy Education

National Genealogical Society Home Study Course
“English Genealogy Research,” Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy (David Rencher)
National Institute for Genealogical Research, Washington, D.C.
Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research, Samford University
– “Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis” (Elizabeth Shown Mills)
– “Professional Genealogy,” (Elissa Scalise Powell)
– “Writing and Publishing for Genealogists” (Thomas W. Jones)
– “Virginia: Her Records and her Laws” (Barbara Vines Little)

Awards, Honors and Certifications

2009 Scholar Award from American Society of Genealogists
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors writing competition:
– 2007 – 3rd place
– 2008 – 2nd place
– 2009 – 2nd place
– 2010 – 1st place
Certified Genealogist (Board for Certification of Genealogists, http://www.bcgcertification.org).


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