Genealogical Resume

EMPLOYMENT

  • *Executive Director, Henry County Historical Society (HCHS), May 2018-
  • *Assistant Director, HCHS, December 2017-May 2018
  • *Medical Transcriptionist, November 1999-December 2017 (certified 2004-2015)
  • *Medical Records Clerk, March 1998-November 1999

COUNTY GENEALOGIST

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • *  Member of Henry County Historical Society, June 2013-; Board Trustee, September 2015-May 2018
  • *  Member of Indiana Society of Pioneers, August 2013-
  • (Aaron Ballard as proven ancestor)
  • *  Member of Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS), August 2013-
  • * IGS East Central District Director, November 2019-
  • *  Member of National Genealogical Society, September 2013-2017
  • *  Member of Association of Professional Genealogists, May 2014-2018
  • *  Member of Indiana Chapter of APG, past Vice President, 2015-2018
  • *  Member of Society of Civil War Families of Indiana, January 2015
  • (Paul Mayer as proven ancestor who fought in the Civil War)
  • *  Member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, April 2015; Regent, Sarah Winston Henry Chapter, 2018-2021
  • (Revolutionary War patriot Thomas Pearson, b: ca. 1750)

ATTENDANCE AT GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCES

  • *  Federation of Genealogical Societies Fort Wayne Conference, August 2013German Genealogical Society Spring Conference, April 2014
  • *  National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Richmond, Virginia, May 2014
  • *  Indiana Historical Society, Midwestern Roots 2014, July/August 2014
  • *  Cave City (KY) Genealogical Symposium, August 2014
  • *  One-day Seminar featuring Lisa Alzo, MFA, covering Women, Oral History, Eastern European Research, Indianapolis, October 2014
  • *  Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference, April 2015
  • *  Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference and Society Management Seminar, April 2015
  • * Indiana Genealogical Society Annual Conference and Society Management Seminar, April 2016
  • * Indiana Genealogical Society, Society Management Seminar, April 2017
  • * Indiana Chapter Palatines to America Spring Meeting, April 2017 (German research)
  • * Indiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Conference, May 2017
  • *Indiana Genealogical Society Society Management Seminar and Annual Conference, April 2018
  • *Indiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Conference, May 2018
  • *Indiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Conference, May 2019
  • *ProGen39, September 2018-September 2019
  • *Genealogical Research Institute in Pittsburgh (GRIP), June 2019, “Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation,” led by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FNGS, FUGA

EDUCATION

  • *  Gen Proof Study Group #22 (using Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL), October and November 2013
  • *  National Genealogical Society American Genealogical Studies: The Basics, June-August 2014
  • *  National Genealogical Society American Genealogical Studies: Guide to Documentation and Source Citation, June-August 2015
  • * Genealogy Education Program, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: Courses 1 and 2 completed in last quarter of 2016, Course 3 completed May 2017 (3 courses total in program)
  • * Independent study regarding different aspects of the Board for Certification of Genealogists portfolio for certification (plan to apply at some point after September 2019)
  • *  Numerous webinars, covering topics such as complex evidence, inferential evidence to find German ancestors in the United States, lineage specialty, personal historian specialty

RESEARCH PERFORMED
In-depth research on the following maternal lines in my family:

  • *  Ballard (Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana)
  • *  Pearson (Virginia)
  • *  Mayer (Indiana, German records in the US)
  • *  Lichtenfels (Indiana, German records in the US)
  • *  Doyle (Ohio, Irish records in the US)
  • *  Fitzgerald (Ohio, Irish records in the US)
  • *  Abbott (Iowa, Indiana)
  • * Devore (Ohio)
  • * Massey (Ohio, Maryland)

In-depth research on the following paternal lines in my family:

  • *  Ford (New York, Ohio, Indiana)
  • *  Ammerman (Indiana)
  • *  Criss (Indiana)
  • *  Hill (Ohio)
  • *  Dyer/Dyar (Indiana)
  • *  Maxwell (Tennessee)
  • *  Cole (Tennessee)

Related research on collateral lines:

  • *  Sullivan (Ohio, Irish records in the US; maternal)
  • *  Carpenter (Ohio, West Virginia, Iowa; maternal)
  • *  Harter (Virginia, Indiana; maternal)

PROJECTS

  • *  Volunteer at the Henry County Historical Society (2013-)
  • *  Social Media manager utilizing websites/blogs, Facebook, Twitter
  • *  Indexed the entire collection of Historicalogs for Henry County Historical Museum (2015)
  • *  Transcribed the Lick Creek Baptist Church register, 1837-1862 (2013)
  • *  FindAGrave.com contributor/volunteer (2013-2018)
  • * Project Pioneer, a once-monthly group who meets at Senior Living at Forest Ridge in New Castle, Indiana: I meet with residents as a group and help them learn more about their family history
  • *  Founder and President of the East Central Indiana Genealogy Alliance, August 2015-December 2018
  • *DAR Correspondent Docent, 2018-
  • *Chapter Regent of Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of the DAR, July 2018-