DSC_0206I’ve been a student of history ever since I was young and reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie. It was not a big leap when, at age 12, I became interested in researching my family history and trying to distinguish the roles my family played in the world; and I’ve been researching ever since! I left the public school classroom in 2016 and turned my full attention to the presentation of history in the way that it is most meaningful – through our families. Nothing brings the Mayflower to life like finding out that your eleven times great grandfather fell overboard! (That’s a true story, by the way. His name was John Howland and he lived to tell the tale!) My backgrounds in psychology and history education directly influence the lens through which I view, conduct, and present genealogical research.

Professional Associations: Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.

Personal Associations: Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Austin Peay State University, 2008); Master of Arts in Teaching, Social Studies (University of Southern California, 2012)

Contact me at: ericka@jwendellresearch.com