Judy has been researching her family tree from the age of 12, specializing in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native American and Michigan research. Beginning as a professional genealogist in Europe in 1993, she has lectured at the National Genealogical Society’s conferences in 1998 and 2000, as well as conferences in Europe and around the United States. She is currently writing a book of the matrilineal descent of her oldest female ancestor in Normandy, France. Traveling extensively around the world, Judy has visited and researched in the villages and archives of Germany, France, Quebec, and Ontario where her or her husband’s family lived. Owner of Lineage Journeys, she conducts research for clients and offers presentations in churches, libraries and organizations.
Judy is the Corresponding Secretary for the Oakland County Genealogical Society, a founder of the English-Speaking Genealogists of Europe, NATO Chapter and a former AOL Genealogy Forum leader. A member of the National Genealogical Society, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan and many more.
Presentations & Articles
· Finding Your Roots in the Digital Age, Rotary Club of Pontiac, June 2017
· So You Think You Are An Indian Princess? Native Genealogy Research, Waterford Genealogy Society “Lock In”, April 2017
· Canadian Research Tools & Techniques, Waterford Genealogy Society, January 2017
· What’s In A Name: Surname Variations & Clues to Ethnicity, Fox Run Genealogy Club (Novi, Michigan), January 2017
· You CAN Take It Will You: Mobile Genealogy,Oakland County Genealogical Society, December 2016
· Commerce Township Library (Commerce Township, Michigan), series of genealogy courses, Sept-Dec, 2015 and Jan-Apr, 2016
· Networking On-Line, in Societies & Newsletters andFrench-Canadian & Acadian Genealogy: Francophones in North America – National Genealogy Society, 2000 Conference in the States, May 31 – June 3, 2000 – Providence, RI
· The French-Canadian Migrations Out of Quebec and What’s In A Name: Clue to Ethnicity and Alternative Spellings” – National Genealogy Society, 1998 Conference in the States, May 6-9, 1998 – Denver, CO
· Four workshops: Surname Variations, Canadian & French Research, Researching on Location in the USA, and Beginners, Don’t Lose Your Census/Senses – Unroll Your Past, Present & Future sponsored by the Yuba City California Stake Family History Center, September 20, 1997
· Canadian Research and Surname Variations -Digging for Your Roots, Fifth Annual Genealogy Seminar of the Nevada County Genealogical Society, August 23, 1997
· Beginning French-Canadian Research, DSGR Quarterly, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, December 2016
· The Burials of Ste-Anne’s Church: Finding the Dead of Fort Pontchartrain, Michigan’s Habitant Heritage, the journal of the French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan; Vol. 22, Commemorative Issue #1, January 2001
· Beginning Genealogy: Where, How to Begin and Researching On Location/Travel Research, English-Speaking Genealogists of Europe, NATO Chapter, Vol 1, April, 2017.
-Association of Professional Genealogists
-Detroit Society for Genealogical Research – Quarterly author
-Federation of Genealogical Societies
-French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan
-Gratiot County Historical & Genealogy Society
-National Genealogical Society
-Oakland County Genealogical Society – Corresponding Secretary