Sitting in the main branch of the Columbus Public Library one January evening in 1992, I ran across a book that contained rosters of Ohio soldiers in the Spanish American War. Remembering my Father telling me that his Father had served in that war, I was intrigued enough to search for him in the pages. Finding his name, I called my Father to see if this information really was for my Grandfather. He said it was and went on to challenge me to do a family tree. Curiosity got the best of me and here we sit!!
For 25+ years, thousands of hours and documents, hundreds of repositories, courthouses and cemeteries, and my fair share of mistakes have led me to the competency I maintain and strive to improve on as all Professional Genealogists do.
Having been a student and researcher of Genealogy now for over a quarter century, I have a unique understanding and appreciation for family history and how to present it.Your family's story deserves to be told in a clear, concise and factual manner. As a Professional Genealogist, I am bound by a code of ethics that dictates the promotion of a coherent, truthful approach to genealogy, family, history, and local history.