As many of you know, I’ve been working toward becoming a professional genealogist for some time now. For over three years, my primary focus has been genealogical education. I’ve completed the 15-part NGS American Genealogy Home Study Course and the 18-month ProGen Study Group program. I’ve attended institute weeks at SLIG in Salt Lake City and IGHR at Samford University, as well as state and national conferences. Gradually, I began doing research for friends, associates, and clients.
And now I'm pleased to announce that my new business website, Buckeye Family Trees, is up and running!
My professional focus is on Ohio research. It just makes sense for me—I’ve lived in Central Ohio all my life, am familiar with the libraries and archives around here, and have been using these records for years to research my own family lines. I’m looking forward to helping others whose ancestors lived in or traveled through the Buckeye state.
Rest assured that I’ll still be blogging away here as usual at A Sense of Family. I really enjoy sharing my research adventures (and misadventures) with you, my dear readers, and hope to continue for a long time. I thrive on your comments and relish the encouragement and support within the genea-blogging community. In fact, I just wrote an article on genealogy blogs for the 2012 Ohio Genealogical Society Writing Contest—and won first place in the Ohio Genealogy News category! I was thrilled to hear the contest winners announced at the recent OGS Conference.
So when you get a chance, head over to Buckeye Family Trees at www.buckeyefamilytrees.com and check out my website. I’m still fine-tuning and adding to the pages, but I just couldn’t wait any longer to debut it. What do you think of it?