About Me

Welcome to my blog! I became interested in genealogy about eleven years ago.  My dad was writing his autobiography and didn't know much about his family.  I decided I would try and help.  I have uncovered information that is far beyond what I imagined.  I have been hooked ever since!

I have been helped by so many generous genealogists.  They have shared pedigree and family history charts, pictures, stories, family bibles, and more.  I only hope I can 'pay it forward' in some way.  If you think I may be able to help you, please contact me at brae957 at gmail dot com

I went to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and Health Education.  I have been a home economics teacher, a preschool teacher, a mommy (my best job yet!), and a WIC nutritionist.  Currently, I am enjoying my 'retirement'.

I love my family.  I have a wonderful husband, Kirk.  He supports me in my obsessiveness with genealogy.  In return, I am researching his side of the family.  Kirk and I were married in 1981, in Michigan.   Upon my college graduation, I moved in with my parents while I looked for a teaching job.  I found the love of my life instead.

We have two amazing children, Kirsten and Travis; a son-in-law, Chase; and a daughter-in-law, Alayna.  Our grand pups, Ella and Study Agnello-Dean and Caesar and Charlotte Leyndyke, complete our family.

When I am not pursuing new genealogical leads, you will find me reading, gardening, or doing projects around the house. 

Thank you for stopping by and if you see something you like, or have suggestions for improvement (it's the teacher in me) please leave a comment.

My Family
L-R:  Kirk, Brenda, Chase, Ella the Dog, Kirsten, Alayna and Travis