I am a young attorney born and raised in the Midwest. My passion for genealogy started back in sixth grade when I had to do a school project about my heritage. I chose to explore my Scottish background for the assignment and was fascinated by all that I learned. When I got a little older and learned about the concept of study abroad, I began to tell all my family members that I was going to study abroad in Scotland.
…And I did. I studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, and had the time of my life!
I have only recently, however, started to seriously explore my family history. In fact, I began in the winter of 2015 when I attended a genealogy program at the Newberry Library. I was hooked on the idea of finding out more about my ancestors—where they lived, what their occupations were, when they arrived in the United States, etc. The program introduced me to genealogy basics and explained the resources available at the library.
So far, my research has led me to many, many records, newspaper articles, and even some books detailing my ancestors’ lives in Chicago, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Scotland, and Germany, to name a few.
I am delighted to share my insights and genealogy “brick walls” as I continue my hunt through history. Please share your tips and feel free to contact me!