You might ask: “why Genealogy Pants?” This is like calling someone “fancy pants” or “smarty pants” … you know “Genealogy Pants!” I have a quirky sense of humor and worked for a long time to find a NAME for my business that wasn’t just my name or some variation on ‘trees,’ ‘roots’ or ‘ancestors.’

I love researching FAMILY LEGENDS. Were you told you were related to Davy Crockett, Abraham Lincoln, Jesse James, Roy Rogers (as is my case) or some other figure in American History? I have been researching family legends from the beginning of my genealogical career and have written articles and resource materials on the topic. My research also focuses primarily on midwestern states although I have connections throughout the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, and Germany.genpantslogo4

It is my passion to share genealogy and family history through education and inspiration, making it fun to learn about one’s heritage and connection to history. This site is a great place to learn more about my genealogical programs, personal research progress, read my blog, find my bio and credentials, and general information about my genealogical services.