Many of my ancestors moved to Chicago from Maryland, Ohio and Virginia; some immigrated to the Windy City directly from Germany, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. That’s why I share so many references to resources in and about Chicago as well as transcriptions of Chicago obituaries and others news items.
My DNA is a mixed bag from France, Great Britain, Germany, Isle of Man, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, so you’ll also find information about doing genealogy in those countries.
I began my family history research way back in the days of letter writing and microfilm reading. These days most of us start on the Web, getting into the trenches only when the internet fails us. As I review stories and sources I’ve uncovered while preparing to write my family history books, I’ll share what I learn about my online and offline research.
When I’m not spending quality time with my ancestors, I enjoy beaches, biking, jogging, dining out, traveling, and most of all – hanging out with my husband, our families and our friends.