I first discovered my love of genealogy when my son was an infant. It became important to me to know what went into this tiny, perfect human my husband and I had brought into the world. I went to my mother for help, where, to my surprise, she pulled out a box of documents and photos she had collected when I was an infant! Seems it runs in the family. Using her research as a base, I entered all the information into the computer, and now, my family tree contains over twenty-two thousand people.
2021-2023 Genealogy Chair and Director, Board of Illinois State Genealogical Society
Chair, Historic Preservation Committee of the Sauk Trail Chapter of the D.A.R.
DuPage County, Illinois Genealogical Society
Secretary, St. Paul’s Cemetery Board
Board Member, St. Paul's Historical Society
Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America (OGSA) biennial conference, Rockford IL (2012)
Rootstech, Salt Lake City, UT (2016-2018)
APGen Professional Conference, Washington D.C. (2017)
As a board member of the Monee, IL Historical Society and Cemetery board of St. Paul’s Church in Monee, I have documented hundreds of lives connected to the small town of Monee, IL, a southern suburb of Chicago. I also serve as webmaster and main contributor to moneehistoricalsociety.com.