“When I was 15 years old my grandmother dragged me to a family reunion. I was surprised to see all of the “old” people I was related to, yet didn’t know. Having nothing else to do, I sat down and asked each one how they were related to me. When I left that day, I had a multi-generational family chart and an avid interest in genealogy.” Back then you used books, microfilm and court house records to research. Today much can be found on the internet, however there is no substitute for original records.
Lynn has experience with records in New York State, Vermont, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and England.
Her latest project was a family history book on an ancestor of her husband’s family – Strides of integrity and honor: the history of James W. McCulloh and his family, available from Amazon.com.
Education and employment:
Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baldwin Wallace College. After raising her family as a stay at home mom (where she spent Saturdays doing genealogy) she worked as a reference librarian for 15 years in charge of the local history and genealogy section of a public library. Her love of history led her to work as an interpreter at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she received two research grants. Now retired, she devotes her time to family history. In 2019 she completed the advanced program of the ProGen Study Group.
Association of Professional Genealogists
National Genealogical Society
New England Historic Genealogical Society
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Virginia Genealogical Society
August County Genealogical Society