About Connie

I never thought I would be a “blogger.”  I didn’t want to, I didn’t know how, and I didn’t have time!  But friends and family kept saying I had a lot to offer the genealogy community, and after attending RootsTech 2014 I decided to jump on yet another wagon and see how far it would take me.  As long as the wheels don’t fall off and I don’t hit too many ruts, I’ll keep going.

I have loved being involved in genealogy research since 1975 (yes, I’m ancient).  I like to do it, talk about it, organize it, take classes about it, and teach others to do it.  I also love to organize things (and people!).  I look for simple, cute, and easy ways to keep my home in order and free up time for my projects.  I love to camp and read (at the same time) and I’m attached at the hip to my laptop (even when I’m camping).  I try not to take life’s ups and downs too seriously and I can find humor in almost everything.  If I’m not laughing, I’m not living!

I spoil eight fantastic grandchildren (the “littles” who are 9, 10, 11, and 12, and the “bigs” who are 15, 16, 17, and 20).  I hang out with three amazing daughters who love me, three smarty-pants sons-in-law who think I’m wacky, and a wonderful husband who helps around the house and tries to stay out of my way!  I am blessed beyond measure for sure!BeFunky_003

Recent Posts

Takin’ It To The Street

I had such a great time the past couple of weeks taking my Mountain Genealogy Retreat to California. I taught two-day seminars in San Clemente and Carlsbad with 15 fantastic people. We laughed, cried, learned and shared and it was so much fun.

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San Clemente Seminar with Alicia Anderson, Terri Chapman, Lisa Davis, Pam Stark, Bill Chapman, Elizabeth Puckett, Kimi Encarnacion, Julie Beutler, Cindy Lang

If you would like the Mountain Genealogy Retreat to come to you in the form of a 2-day seminar, here’s what you do:

  1. Coordinate a date with me
  2. Host the event at your home – two 8-hour days
  3. Enroll 7-8 friends at $150 each (no charge for you)
  4. Plan and prepare the meals – brunch and linner each day with snacks
  5. I provide all the materials, my 45 years of genealogy experience, inspiring stories, one-on-one research education and help, and I teach everything you want to know about journals, personal histories, organizing pictures and documents, heirlooms and traditions, and my research process using FamilySearch and Ancestry
  6. At the end of the second day I will spend as much time as needed with you and/or your family answering questions and helping you with research problems

It’s a great deal, right??? And bringing the spirit of family history to your home through friends and inspiring stories is priceless!

Contact me soon for more information!

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