My favorite thing to do is make a person laugh or cry, preferably both, when I tell them of information I’ve discovered about their family, or when I’ve brought their old slides or films back to life. As a former homeschool teacher, network and database administrator, and graphic designer, and as a current genealogist, I have a lot of tools in my arsenal to make that happen.

Traditional & Forensic Genealogy

I approach genealogy the wabaking with an emphasis on family-friendly snacks and the tastiest ways to eat healthy! When not in my kitchen, I’m often hiking in the mountains around my home and exploring the best food spots.


Food has a special ability to bring people together. I hope you will find that this online community feels just as welcoming as a real kitchen. For me, baking together builds the best communities, let’s get baking!


When researching people that lived around Milwaukee county, one quickly finds the lack of pre-1900 vital records . Cemeteries can be a huge help, but in many cases, currently aren’t. Many have disappeared, and for those that exist, there’s no one place to find information on interments. I’m working to remedy that.