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One Year Full-Time Genealogy

On October 1st, I posted on Twitter: “Today marks my 1 year anniversary as a full time professional genealogist. I have done incredible things this year: attended #RootsTech SLC, spoke at #THEGenShow2019 and at @OntGenSociety, graduated from @GeneaStudies, and met many fellow genealogists.” I used an extra hashtag: #grateful. I wanted to add that there […]

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A healing miracle

From the moment I began to explore the history of her family, my grandmother Martha Jansen née Snoeren invariably said every time I discussed a namesake with her, “Oh, but that’s not a member of our family.” She would say the same over and over again, even though I was able to show her quite […]