Welcome to my blog! I hope you will find the information and advice in this blog interesting and useful.
I learned very quickly that my reporter skills are needed to find my missing family and research my ancestors. I thought finding my relatives would be almost impossible, but I have found people and resources that have opened many doors for me. The relationships I have developed through my search have been wonderful. I hope I will help you find the same joy.
About me- I am a former award-winning American newspaper reporter and mother of two school-age sons. Now, I work as a special education aide for a public elementary school.
Mostly recently, I became the author of “Genealogy at a Glance: Russian Genealogy Research,” a publication of Genealogical Publishing Company in Baltimore, Maryland. The guide gives advice, information and resources to make Russian genealogy, a challenging task, a more enjoyable and successful experience.
I am happy to offer free guidance on dealing with the challenges of Russian and Ukrainian genealogy and family searches. I am unable to provide any professional genealogy services.
Adoptees are welcome to contact me for free help to find their birth families in Russia and Ukraine. (I help adoptees for free only on the condition that when the family is found, contact by the adoptee will be made. Once, I had to tell a birth mother that her son doesn’t want contact after I was promised the adoptee was ready for the experience. These reconnections also are emotional for me on a different level, of course.)
Click here to contact me. (If your e-mail message bounces back, try this e-mail address.) Please provide all possible details on genealogy research and family searches and I try to respond within a week of receiving messages.