Genealogical Education

  • Certified Genealogist® credential awarded by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (November 2018, no. 1105)

  • Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University, Center for Professional Education

  • Institute of Genealogy and History Research (IGHR), Birmingham, AL; Course 9: Professional Genealogy

  • 4th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute, Dallas, TX; Course 1: Forensic Genealogy Master Practicum

  • 5th Annual Forensic Genealogy Institute, San Antonio, TX; Unknown Heirs and Genetic Techniques

  • National Genealogical Society

    • American Genealogy Certificate of Completion

    • Family History Skills Course

    • Continuing Genealogical Studies: Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors

    • Working With Deeds

  • Gen Proof Study Group, Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS

  • Various workshops and lectures while attending RootsTech Conference (Salt Lake City, 2012), National Genealogical Society Conference (Las Vegas, 2013), and Association of Professional Genealogists, Professional Management Conference (Salt Lake City, 2015), and others.

  • Although not genealogical in nature, I have an Associate of Science degree in Law Enforcement and served in the US Army as a Military Policeman. Those experiences have definitely contributed to my investigative skills.


  • I am knowledgeable in most forms of genealogical research, but am particularly interested or skilled in Methodology and Analysis, Forensic Genealogy (including Adoption and Kinship Determination), Military Repatriation, Lineage Society Applications, and Revolutionary War Service.

Memberships & Volunteering

  • Association of Professional Genealogists (National)

  • Association of Professional Genealogists (Northland Chapter)

  • Secretary, Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy

  • National Genealogical Society

  • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

  • Minnesota Genealogical Society

  • St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society (Pierce and St. Croix Co., Wis.)

  • State Genealogist, Wisconsin Sons of the American Revolution

  • American Legion, Post 50 (Hudson, Wis.)

Repositories I Frequently Visit

  • Wisconsin Historical Society Library & Archives, Madison

  • Wisconsin Area Research Center Network (particularly the Universities of River Falls, Stout, Eau Claire, Stevens Point and La Crosse)

  • Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul

  • Minnesota Genealogical Society

  • Register of Deeds Offices (Wis.) and County Recorders Offices (Minn.)