I am a long time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and have served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, I’m also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
My interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when I found a typed pedigree chart of my Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660’s. I am a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science and have worked for Vitol Aviation Company since 1993.
I have given presentations to the following societies:
-Whittier Area Genealogy Society (WAGS)
-Genealogy Society Of North Orange County California (GSNOCC)
-Glendora Genealogical Group (GGG)
-Questing Heirs Genealogical Society
-Los Angeles Westside Genealogical Society
-Czechoslovak Area Genealogical Club
-Polish Genealogical Society Of California
-Los Angeles Public Library Genealogy Garage
-Utah Genealogical Association--Virtual Chapter
-Pomona Valley Genealogical Society
-Sons of Liberty Chapter CASSAR
-Orange County Jewish Genealogical Society
-North San Diego County Genealogical Society