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 National Genealogical Society’s conferences, RootsTech, Federation of Genealogical Societies as well as conferences in Europe and around the United States. Traveling extensively around the world, Judy has visited and researched in the villages and archives of Germany, Scotland, 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, Co-Chair for Social Media and blogger for the Michigan Genealogical Council, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Ontario and Quebec Genealogical Societies, Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan and many more.
B.S. in Medical Technology from Michigan State University, Ed.M. in Nonprofit Management/Human Resources from Boston University, and M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Psychology from the University of San Francisco.
Working as a professional genealogist since 1993, Judy supports clients with research in their Native/First Nations, French-Canadian and Michigan families (and beyond). Judy is committed to building her skills so has attended continuing education at the Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, ProGen Course, the Professional Management Conferences of the Association for Professional Genealogists, DNA Hunters' course and many other conferences and local workshops.
With articles published in the Quarterly magazines of the Detroit Society for Research, French Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan, and my own blog on Lineage Journeys (www.LineageJourneys.com) as well as assisting with the blog posts for the Michigan Genealogical Council.