I head up Brightsolid’s exciting move out west to America. I lead a talented team split across continents to deliver this, the latest in Brightsolid’s growing portfolio of global family history websites.
On my father’s side I hail from a long line of bakers in and around Sussex, England and I'm excited to start exploring my mother's side. I'm actually a quarter Canadian so like to feel I have a bond with my North American cousins!
As a professional genealogist, I work to develop and evaluate US content for findmypast and foster partnerships between findmypast US and the family history community.
I am one-half English, with ancestors arriving in the United States as early as 1620 and as late as 1875, one-quarter Danish, and one quarter French-Canadian, Italian, Swiss, German and Irish. Many of my ancestors were hard-working farmers, who migrated from New England and the Mid-Atlantic states out west.
I joined findmypast US in January this year and manage the financial aspects of the site.
On researching our family tree we discovered that I have a Great Aunt that was a model in New York and murdered! We have also discovered a number of new relatives across the UK and that I am one eighth German!
I am responsible for all the off-line and on-line marketing, SEO, public relations, events and social media.
My family tree contains ancestors from Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark and Sicily. There is an ongoing family argument about which one of my great great grandmother’s “suitor’s” is my great great great grandfather.
I am responsible for the planning and execution of public relations and social media efforts for findmypast.com as well as working to engage with US genealogical societies and other members of the family history community.
I traced lineage back to a young married couple that left Ireland for America when they were both 17. Three years after arriving, they owned a tailoring shop in New York, paving the way for five generations of tailors, dress makers and costume designers.
I am responsible for planning, editing and updating content for the findmypast website, blog and email campaigns. I work closely with the marketing and public relations teams to ensure we uphold a clear voice and style for our users and the findmypast community.
My family tree is English and Scottish on my father’s side, which balances the very boisterous Hungarian and Welsh lineage on my mother’s side. That being said, I proudly come from a long line of farmers with deep roots in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic states.