I've been climbing the family tree for over 20 years, ever since my Grandmother showed me an album of old family photos. I immediately wanted to know all about this large extended family of mine!
In the course of my personal research, I have found black sheep and heroes in my tree. Their stories have taught me about life, about healing, and about compassion. They have been a source of inspiration and growth.
I have located individuals who "fell off the tree" in the course of their lives; those ancestors that seem to disappear after a point in time. Finding them again and bringing their stories some closure has been a source of great joy and personal pride.
Being a researcher in the digital age means there's a lot of records available to me -and you- from home. But not everything is online yet, and some of the most valuable records I have were obtained "on the ground" in libraries and repositories. I started The Skeleton Whisperer to help other researchers find those off-line records and to help budding genealogists grow their family trees successfully.
Associate Degree in Library Science, San Bernardino Valley College
Bachelor Degree in Library Science/Liberal Arts, Charter Oak State College
Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University