I am a freelance writer and family historian with a particular interest in writing life stories. I live in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada with my husband and two daughters.
I have a background in management, human resources and training. I have authored my own family history book, The Waters of My Ancestors and I have written articles for several genealogy magazines, including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle and Discovering Family History.
I began my own family history over 7 years ago, I had no idea where it would take me. It has and continues to be a journey of self discovery.
A new wave of genealogist continues to emerge as genealogy transforms into an online hobby. The Armchair Genealogist is a direct result of those family historians who do the majority of their research from their lazyboy and laptop in effort to meet their educational and research needs.
If this is you, then you have come to the right place. Our primary focus is sharing information on how to research your family tree via the internet. Through my own personal experiences, trials and tribulations as well as valuable input from my readers we will share the tools to help you reveal the life stories of your ancestors. Occasionally, I will encourage you to get out of your armchair for a genealogical excursion. The Armchair Genealogist is proud to have been nominated as one of Family Tree Magazines Top 40 Blogs for 2011.
My primary focus will be to provide you with the tools to not only discover your ancestors but to write their stories. After all what is the point of genealogy if not to write the stories of our ancestors as a legacy to the generations to come. We will explore all the options available in bringing your stories to fruition, as there is nothing more moving and powerful then sharing your family story.
Welcome, I hope you enjoy the journey! Let's begin.