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A genealogy hobbyist since attending her first family reunion as a child, Beth has grown in this avocation in recent years. Beginning with the launch of her blog in 2015, her evolution in the genealogy community has led her to met wonderful new friends and to great leadership opportunities.

Beth is the Vice President of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society (OGS) where she also serves as the Social Media and Marketing Chairperson. She previously served as the Secretary of the NextGen Genealogy Network Leadership Team, creating social media graphics, assisting with promoting and finding guests for Faces of NextGen Live episodes on YouTube, and helping with various initiatives, including developing the first membership survey.

In addition to these leadership activities, Beth is a frequent participant in various social media activities such as #GenChat and NextGen tweet ups. She is a member of the Arkansas Genealogical Society as well as the National Genealogical Society , Virtual Genealogical Association and the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The General Society of Mayflower Descendants and is pursing membership in other lineage societies. Her blog was featured on the ExtremeGenes podcast, where she was also interviewed in episode 203 for her post on dealing with finding slave owners in your family tree.

Beth’s genealogical goals include increasing her opportunities participate in state and local conferenceAmbassador_Badge_Instg_640x640s, as well as growing the influence and reach for OGS. She has completed the Baylor University Institute for Oral History and the 2019 Texas Institute for Genealogical Research (TIGR). Long-term, she plans on applying to participate in a ProGen Study Group so that she may hone her research skills and transition into professional genealogy.

Beth holds a Bachelor of Art in History and Political Science, as well a Master of Public Administration. When she’s not researching family trees, she is busy balancing the life of a wife and mother to her two amazing children as well as working full time in healthcare administration.

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