About

I am Desperately Seeking Surnames and the family history behind them.

After losing my parents in 2001 my ancestral quest began. While going through their documents the questions started to pile up, who was this? who was that? etc. Ultimately, I decided I would try to get the answers to these questions and find my ancestors. I have been working my way back in time ever since. I've made a lot of "newbie" mistakes but I've also gotten very lucky a few times! I've acquired a couple of research partners along the way as well as a few new cousins.

Genealogy has turned into a life-long hobby that I'm very passionate about. While I've no plans to become a professional researcher, I do enjoy volunteering with several organizations to surround myself in the entire business of genealogy.

  • Missouri State Genealogical Association
    • At-Large Director 2015
    • Interim Awards Committee Chair
  • Heartland Chapter - APG
    • New Member Liaison


Contact me:  seekingsurnames AT gmail DOT com.