I am a retired attorney, currently working a few days a week at my husband's bookstore, Shining Lotus in Denver, Colorado.
I am an ethnic Mormon from an old Wyoming ranching family. My immediate ancestors were pioneers of the American West. My distant ancestry is mostly colonial American with a bit of Native American and a chunk of Swedish.
I have been doing genealogy since about 1968 and have been a professional genealogist since 1983. I have an undergraduate degree in History and did graduate work in Medieval Studies. My research specialty is genealogical invention and fakes in the Middle Ages. I'm a curator at Geni.com. I also serve on the board of several genealogical societies and volunteer as a project administrator at Family Tree DNA.
For more information, visit my website at SwanKnight.com.
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On 24 Oct 2018 at 12:51 GMT Crystal (Prince) Tyrrell wrote:
Thank You So Much for responding to my message. Genealogy is not only a Fascinating Journey into our Past, it connects us to Our Present and Our Future as well. It's Amazing to discover the number of Direct Ancestors we Share, as well as the multitude of Extended Family Members.. I've Always been Fascinated with Scotland and Ireland to actually find " Roots" that connect me, even in small ways is Wonderful.
Have a Awesome Day,
On 18 Oct 2018 at 16:55 GMT Crystal (Prince) Tyrrell wrote:
According to the Relationship Finder we are 20th Cousins as we share the same 19th Great-Grandfather. The relationship is a distant one yet we are Still Cousins. I think that's Awesome.
On 18 Sep 2018 at 07:34 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:
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On 12 Aug 2018 at 21:51 GMT Lin (Barwell) Starke wrote:
I am interested in the Luce family study
On 2 Jan 2018 at 19:19 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
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On 15 Oct 2017 at 21:26 GMT Maureen (Valdes) Marsh wrote:
On 14 Sep 2017 at 01:51 GMT Lawrence Heiney wrote:
On 14 Sep 2017 at 01:22 GMT Lawrence Heiney wrote:
On 8 Sep 2017 at 13:05 GMT Maggie N. wrote:
Just curious if you also want to use the Name Study template ? Some people prefer just using the Name Study category ( I use the just the category myself).
Here is an example of a profile with the template:
My best, Maggie
On 8 Sep 2017 at 03:22 GMT Maggie N. wrote: