Jen Baldwin


About Jen Baldwin

Genealogist and Family Historian, Jen Baldwin, is the owner of Ancestral Journeys, specializing in the Rocky Mountain Corridor. She writes for a variety of publications, speaks regionally on genealogy related topics; and maintains Conference Keeper, a website designed to compile family history related events around the world. You can connect with Jen on her at http://ancestraljourneys.weebly.com/ . Jen is the Director of Operations for The In-Depth Genealogist.


A Beautiful Night For a Flight

(This post was written over the course of two time frames: as I departed Las Vegas after the conclusion of my experience at the NGS 2013 Family History Conference; and upon my return, about seven days after the conference.)     Leaving Las Vegas, is of course, bittersweet. It has been a week filled with amazing moments. The friendships discovered […]


The Value of Volunteering

Of the great many things we discussed at NGS 2013, one question was pressing: how can transitioning genealogists create a name for themselves, develop a reputation, gain traction in the community? There was one consistent answer: volunteer. The hard part here, of course, is that we are talking about people who are trying to build a career, and are therefore […]


Wanted: Your Western Civil War Ancestor

Of the many sessions offered during the course of the week at the NGS 2013 Family History Conference; several focused on the western states and resources available to those of us on “this side” of the Mississippi. One such presentation was given today, entitled “The Civil War in the American West,” with Rick Sayre, CG, CGL. (Find more information on […]


The Why 8

There has been some chatter in the last day or two on various social media platforms about the benefits of not being an “Official Blogger” for a genealogy conference.  I have seen it more than once, and my mind splits in two directions. The first is simply that bloggers – official or not – can contribute a great deal to […]