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List of Publications

1) “Eight Ways to Cross the Ocean,” Family Chronicle, Nov/Dec 2003

2) “Dancing in Roller Skates,” Everton’s Family History Magazine, Jan/Feb 2004

3) “A Host of Problems,” Family Tree Magazine, Jan/Feb 2004

4) “Background to an Emigrant: A Peasant Family in Malmöhus County, Sweden,” Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, April 2004 -received Franklin D. Scott Award for best article submitted by a first-time contributor for the year,

5) “A Peasant Homestead,” History Magazine, May 2004

6) “Voyage to America,” Everton Family History Magazine PLUS, May 2004

7) “My Great Idea: Birthday of the Month,” FamilyFun Magazine, Jun/Jul 2004

8) “County Histories,” Family Chronicle, August 2004

9) “Western European Peasants: Understanding Their Lives Can Help You Trace Them,” Heritage Quest Magazine, Winter 2004/2005

10) “Rachel’s Birth Story,” ePregnancy, Jun/Jul 2005

11) “Getting the Most Out of Parish Records,” Heritage Quest Magazine, Summer 2005

12) “Pre-Research: Getting Acquainted with European Research,” Everton’s Genealogical Helper, Sep/Oct 2005

13) “Branching Out: Back to School,” Family Tree Magazine, October 2005

14) “Sarah Ann and Me,” Ensign, October 2005

15) “A Community Takes Aim at Achievement Gap,” Connect for Kids, October 2005

16) “Unlocking Parish Death Records,” Family Chronicle, December 2005

17) “Kerstina Nildsdotter: A Story of the Swedish Saints,” Journal of Mormon History, Fall 2005

18) Finding the Hard to Find Ancestor in the U.S. Census,” Family Chronicle, December 2005

19) “Making the Most of Your Trip to Salt Lake,” Family Chronicle, December 2005

20) “What’s in A Name?” Everton’s Genealogical Helper, Nov/Dec 2005

21) “Sharing Your Buried Treasure,” Heritage Quest

22) “An End to Indigestion,” ePregnancy

23) “Finding Eliza Again,” Ancestry, March 2006 – winner of the first place in the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors contest for an article published in a family history publication in 2006

24) “Getting Acquainted with German Research through the Internet,” Internet Genealogy special issue – June 2006

25) “Paying to Find Your Ancestors,” Everton’s Genealogy Helper, Nov/Dec 2006

26) “Bring Your Ancestors to Life with American Cultural History Pages,” Internet Genealogy, Nov/Dec 2006

27) “US GenWeb,” Internet Genealogy, Nov/Dec 2006

28) “German Occupations: Landowning Peasants,” German-American Genealogy, Fall 2006 – the first in a series

29) “Looking Beyond Births, Marriages, and Deaths in Parish Records,” Family Chronicle, December 2006

30) “Daddy’s Little Girl,” Ancestry, Nov/Dec 2006

31) “German Occupations: Landowning Peasants of Farmers,” Der Ahnenforscher, February 2007

32) “German Parish Birth Records,” Germanic Genealogy Journal, Spring 2007

33) “German Occupations: Landless Peasants,” German-American Genealogy, Spring 2007

34) “Tracing Your Ancestors Across the Ocean,” Internet Genealogy, May 2007

35) “Germans In New England,” (with co-author Lynn Betlock) New England Ancestors, Spring 2007

36) “Telling the Stories of Your Distant Ancestors,” Family Chronicle, June 2007

37) “Beyond the Basics of Familysearch.org” Internet Genealogy, July 2007

38) “Walking Where They Walked,” Internet Genealogy, September 2007

39) “Beyond Parish Records Expanding Your European Research Base,” Everton’s Genealogical Helper, September 2007

40) “German Parish Marriage Records,” The Palatine Immigrant, September 2007

41) “A World of Possibilities,” The Godfrey Update, Fall 2007

42) “Branching Out Roundtable Discussion: Contacting Relatives” Family Chronicle, October 2007

43) “Big Changes at FamilySearch,” Internet Genealogy, November 2007

44) “German Occupations: Craftsmen,” German-American Genealogy, Fall 2007

45) “Branching Out Roundtable Discussion: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Planning a Genealogical Roadtrip” Family Chronicle, December 2007

46) “Portal of Freedom,” The History Channel Magazine, January 2008

47) “Family History Centers,” Family Chronicle, February 2008

48) “Setting Sail to New England,” Family Chronicle Magazine, February 2008

49) “Eight Ways to Cross the Ocean,” The Essex Genealogist, February 2008

50) “Jumping Over Hurdles in German Research,” Internet Genealogy, March 2008

51) “Creating the Context of Your Ancestor’s Lives,” Internet Genealogy, March 2008

52) “The Hidden Treasures of Gazetteers,” Internet Genealogy, March 2008

53) “Websites Worth Surfing,” Family Chronicle, April 2008

54) “Mind Your Manners: What Courtesy Books Reveal About Colonial Society,” American Spirit Magazine, cover story, March/April 2008

55) “Using German Parish Records,” Galizien German Descendents, April 2008

56) “Get Organized! Take Control of Your Research Projects,” Everton’s Genealogical Helper, March/April 2008

57) “German Occupations: The Old and the Young,” German-American Genealogy, Spring 2008

58) “Case Study: An English Immigrant Family, Shipwrecks, Scandals, and Little Mistakes,” Internet Genealogy, April/May 2008

59) “Ordinary Ancestors,” Discovering Family History, May/June 2008

60) “Getting Acquainted with the IGI,” Discovering Family History, May/June 2008

61) “Websites Worth Surfing,” Family Chronicle, May/June 2008

62) “Finding the Hard-to-Find Ancestor in the U.S. Census” Godfrey Update, Spring 2008

63) “Crossing the Ocean with the Internet” Godfrey Update, Spring 2008

64) “Exploring FamilySearch.org” Discovering Family History, July/August 2008

65) “Occupations: What They Tell Us About Our Western European Ancestors,” Family Chronicle, July/August 2008

66) “Making Family History a Family Affair,” LDS Living, July/August 2008

67) “Roundtable Discussion: So You’re Ready to Start Your Genealogy,” Discovering Family History, July/August 2008

68) “Nonconformist Records in Western Europe,” Family Chronicle, September/October 2008

69) “My Favorite Ancestors,” Family Chronicle, September/October 2008

70) “Sharing Your Family History Discoveries,” Godfrey Update, Fall 2008

71) “Bringing Your Ancestors to Life – Without Stretching the Truth,” Godfrey Update, Fall 2008

72) “It’s a Small Genealogy World,” Internet Genealogy, Oct/Nov 2008

73)“The Name Game,” Discovering Family History, Nov/Dec 2008

74) “Tracing the Wrong Christoph,” Family Chronicle, Nov/Dec 2008

75) “When Genealogy Goes Bad,” Ancestry Magazine, Dec 2009

76) “Getting Started on German Research,” Discovering Family History, Feb 2009

77) “My Grandmother’s Gift and What It Taught Me,” Family Chronicle, March/April 2009

78) “Basic Immigration Websites,” Discovering Family History, March/April 2009

79) “Sailing the Wind of Destiny,” History Channel Magazine, May/June 2009

80) “Dutch Colonials,” History Channel Magazine, May/June 2009

81) “Getting More Out of the IGI,” The Godfrey Update, Spring 2009

82) “Unraveling the Disguises on Your Ancestors’ Names,” The Godfrey Update, Spring 2009

83) “25 Websites For European Research,” Internet Genealogy, May/June 2009

84) “Digital Books,” Internet Genealogy, April/May 2009

85) “The Town That Wouldn’t Give Up: The German Settlement of Waldoboro, Maine,” America Spirit, May/June 2009

86) “Finding Hidden Ancestors in Online Databases,” Internet Genealogy, June/July 2009

87) “Arriving in New York,” Family Chronicle, Jul/Aug 2009

88) “Hamburg Passenger Lists Online,” Internet Genealogy, Aug/Sep 2009

89) “Weighing the Evidence: Evaluating Sources,” Discovering Family History, Sept/Oct 2009

90) “Home Frye,” Family Tree Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009

91) “A Quick Guide to European Village Histories,” Family Chronicle, Sep/Oct 2009

92) “Family History Centers: The World’s Greatest Genealogical Resources Near You,” Godfrey Update, Fall 2009

93) “What Can a Local Genealogical Society Do For You?” Godfrey Update, Fall 2009

94) “Timeline Generators,” Family Tree Magazine, Jan 2010

95) “European Census Records Online,” Internet Genealogy, Jan 2010

96) “Fifteen Genealogy Blogs You Need to Read,” Discovering Family History, April 2010

97) “Hiring a Professional Genealogist,” Godfrey Update, Spring 2010

98) “130 Best Genealogy Websites,” (with other authors) Internet Genealogy, Jun/Jul 2010

99) “Writing a Page-Turning (But True) Family History,” Crossroads (Journal of the Utah Genealogical Association), Fall 2010

100) “Preserving Your Family’s Stories With Interviews,” Godfrey Update, Fall 2010

101) “Using Timelines in Genealogy Research,” Godfrey Update, Fall 2010

102) “Book Excerpt: The Journey Takers: A Trip to Goldebee,” Family Chronicle, Dec 2010

103) “Uncovering the Stories of Our Immigrant Ancestors,” Internet Genealogy, January 2011