About


Head shot January 30 2016

I’m a family historian with 20 years of experience in researching my family’s origins in Poland, Germany, the U.S. and Canada. I’m a native of Western New York, and I hold a bachelor of arts degree in biological sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I received my master of arts in endocrinology from the University of California, Berkeley, but I’ve been a stay-at-home mom to my four children for many years. I enjoy sharing research strategies and resources via genealogy lectures and webinars, which I’ve given for the Polish Genealogical Societies of Massachusetts (PGSMA), New York State (PGSNYS), Connecticut and the Northeast (PGSCTNE), Greater Cleveland (PGSGC) and Michigan (PGSM), as well as the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of New Jersey, the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, and the Berkshire Family History Association, among others, and I was a speaker for the 2019 conference of the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) in Manchester, New Hampshire.

I’m an active member of a number of genealogy groups on Facebook, and I administer a few of them as well. Most often you can find me in the Galicia Family History Group, which you’re welcome to join if you have Polish or Ukrainian ancestry, even if you’re not sure precisely where in Poland or Ukraine your ancestors were from. I’m always happy to connect with fellow family historians, especially those researching the same surnames or  geographic regions, so if you’ve enjoyed this blog or have any questions, feel free to drop me a line. Please note that I am not presently accepting private clients for genealogical research.