My blogs

About me

Occupation Site User Support
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction I have a bachelor's degree in Japanese and a master's degree in reading instruction. I'm a co-founder of and I provide customer support for the site. I also offered research services in Chicago for 10 years focused on helping people locate genealogical records for Chicago and Cook County research. If I'm not doing something genealogy-related, I'm probably playing the banjo or fiddle. I discovered old-time music in 2008 and it's become a very happy part of my life.
Interests Old-time music, genealogical research, anything that involves a creative challenge
Favorite Movies Himalaya, Night Crossing, Babies
Favorite Music Music of any genre played by people I know; old-time string band music
Favorite Books Amos Fortune: Free Man by Elizabeth Yates, The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon, The Man who Tamed Lightning : Charles Proteus Steinmetz by Floyd Miller