Welcome to The Family Briar Patch!
It is more than genealogy; it is self-discovery!

Family history is personal history. Understanding our past means understanding who we are. Sometimes the path can get thorny. Like any journey, having an experienced guide can turn a frustrating dead end into a thrilling adventure.

Let me be your experienced guide. I specialize in:
• Genealogy Lectures and Teaching
• Genealogy Writing
• Forensic Research
• Southern US Research
• Native American Research

Starting your journey is easy! Get a free project estimate or contact me with any questions. I’m eager to help you discover your ancestors and relatives, even if your family tree resembles a briar patch. I’ll keep you from getting stuck.


Check out my blog post on GenealogyBank all about understanding middle names!

Learn more about the regional differences in genealogy at my blog post with GenealogyBank.