As the daughter of an amateur historian and an avid genealogist, my father has passed on to me not only his love for genealogy and family history, but also a huge collection of family mementos, documents, old letters, certificates and numerous other family papers which have been organized and are in the process of being transcribed. These family papers have been collected by my father, his mother, and her father. As a result, this compilation has brought our family history breathtakingly alive!
He gave me all these wonderful papers about 4 years ago which is when my lifelong casual pursuit of genealogical research blossomed into a serious love affair for my own personal family history and gave me direction on becoming an attentive and precise genealogist. Some of the stories, which you will eventually will read here, are so inspiring, I wanted to bring this "feeling of connectedness" to others and their families.
Currently, I am pursuing an American Certificate in Genealogical Studies through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies in Toronto, Canada. In addition, I am a member of the National Genealogical Society and a member with the Association of Professional Genealogists.
The study of one's past is fast becoming one of the most popular pastimes in the world. While many people engage in genealogy as a captivating pastime, it can quickly become overwhelming for the casual hobbyist. This is where I come in to help.
When I started to pursue genealogy more seriously, I recognized that in order to become a competent researcher, I needed to have this additional education. Through my courses, I have learned about the "Genealogy Proof Standard" which has been written by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and is known as the Gold Standard among professional genealogists. This standard and the Genealogy Code of Ethics are very much at the center of my education as I continue to attend courses around the country to help me keep up with the latest up-to-date information in Genealogical Research.
When you are looking for someone to do your genealogical and family history projects, this is one of the things I recommend and encourage you to look for: a serious and helpful researcher who has pledged to follow the Genealogy Code of Ethics and the BCG Genealogy Standards. The outcome of your project will give you satisfaction and the peace of mind knowing that who you hired, was someone who has committed to follow the standards mentioned here.
My father and me