Genealogy with Lisa Marker: #1 Introduction

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just in time for the dark days of winter, your ShorelineAreaNews is starting a new feature to keep you entertained and engaged until the sun comes out again. Shoreline resident and experienced researcher Lisa Marker will be contributing regular columns to help you learn how to research your family history - horse thieves and all.

About herself and genealogy, Lisa says:

By way of introduction, I’ve been doing genealogy for about 20 years. And no, the relatives never run out. It’s not done.

10 years ago, I was just starting class in the UW’s Genealogy and Family History Certificate Program, which is 9 months long. Fantastic, I highly recommend it. Once finished with that class, I visited my ancestral town in Germany, where I was welcomed with open arms - really an amazing experience.

I’ve gotten to do some fun things as a result of this hobby. I helped a friend find out some information about a relative she’d never met. I got to help with some research that located people to get permission to publish their old letters in a book. I have helped to get a few people interested in the hobby, including making several presentations about one kind of Mac genealogy software for an interest group.

I have discovered many previously unknown relatives, most of whom have been great to get to know.

So, I hope I am able to help you and get you excited about finding your family.


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