Aside from my business, I’m involved in several genealogical projects that I’m excited about.
Started by Jen Baldwin in October 2012, Conference Keeper was created as a single go-to website for finding information about genealogy and family history conferences. As Jen became more deeply involved with other genealogical work, Conference Keeper took a break and idled until late in 2015.
My good friend Tami Mize and I saw the value of such a site in the genealogy community and re-ignited the mission and purpose of Conference Keeper. We curate and calendar the dates and details of genealogy and family history conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events.
WikiTree Forest Elf
Not exactly a project, as I’m paid staff of the site, but I’m very passionate about my role as the Forest Elf of WikiTree. I oversee the day-to-day operations of the site and help our members feel like valued contributors (because they are!).
If you haven’t heard of it, WikiTree is a completely free, collaborative family tree and a wonderful community of volunteers.
Global Family Reunion
In 2014 and 2015, I worked closely with author A.J. Jacobs as his Chief Cousin Connector for the Global Family Reunion and co-wrote a Getting Started with Genealogy appendix for his book “It’s All Relative” (it should hit stands November).