I take on client research projects and compile comprehensive reports that include a summary of findings, research notes with details of the documentary evidence, complete source citations, unsuccessful searches, recommendations for further research and electronic images of all evidence and documents found. I adhere to the Association of Professional Genealogists Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.
My journey into genealogy began when I was 13 years old. I was assigned a school project to compile a four-generation family tree. After interviewing my immigrant grandparents, I became interested in learning more about my family history beyond what their memories provided. I still hold that graded paper chart in my personal archives. It wasn't until many years later that I began to practice genealogy as a hobby. After a full decade of research experience with Mexican records, I created, edited and maintained a blog titled Guadalajara Dispensas, where I published a collection of thousands of extractions from Catholic Church marriage dispensations, which are canonical records rich in genealogical information pertaining to brides and grooms. As a result of my publishing, I have been a featured speaker at the Nueva Galicia Genealogical Society annual conference. I hold a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.
I crossed over to the Genealogical Research space after a long career as an independent special events producer. From planning to venue logistics, staging, catering, and trade show booth management, I am well-versed in all aspects of conference planning and execution. I welcome the opportunity to support any genealogy-related special event, meeting, or conference.