Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since September 1980 and a past Trustee of the Board. I have over thirty-one years of professional research experience. Most of this experience has been in California records; however, I also have undertaken research commissions in the records of other states and countries. I have extensive experience in original German and Swedish church records and the preparation of lineage society applications.Published works include “The Foreign-Born Voters of California in 1872” including names, ages, national origin, and naturalization data on over 61,000 voters on the voter rolls in 1872 (self published on microfiche in 1994), and the California chapter in Ann S. Lainhart’s “State Census Records” (Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992).
Degrees and Certificates
Certified Genealogist (CG), 2005 to the present; CGRS 1980-2005, CLS 2005, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Washington DC.
Certificate in Project Management, 2000, University of California, Davis
MBA, 1976, California State University, Sacramento
BA in Mathematics, 1967, California State University, Sacramento
Board for Certification of Genealogists, Trustee 2006 to 2009
Association of Professional Genealogists, member
National Genealogical Society, member
New England Historic Genealogical Society, member
Sons of the American Revolution, Sacramento Chapter Genealogist 2002, Registrar 2003-2004, President 2005-2006, Secretary 2007 to 2010, VP North CASSAR 2011 to present, member NSSAR Genealogy Committee 2009 to present.
Children of the American Revolution, Sacramento Society Registrar 2007 to present
California Society, Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, Genealogist 2005-2006, Registrar 2007 to 2009
General Society of the War of 1812, member
Mayflower Society, member
Flagon and Trencher, member
California Genealogical Society, member
Sacramento German Genealogical Society, member
Speaker at local genealogical seminars.