Our Writers


We appreciate our writers!

Since the beginning of The In-Depth Genealogist, we have had many wonderful writers contribute to the website and magazine. Each of these writers contribute in a myriad of ways and we greatly appreciate their knowledge and expertise. Our writers are from all over the world and share their knowledge on many different topics related to genealogy and history.  By writing for the blog and the magazine, they look forward to getting to know the IDG community. Visit each writer’s biography for more information on what they bring to the community and get to know them better.

Jennifer Alford was the author of “Jewish Genealogy”
Jennifer’s Biography
Jennifer’s guide “An In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Jewish Ancestors”

Melissa Barker is the author of “The Archive Lady”
Melissa’s Biography

Shannon Combs-Bennett was the author of “The Society Pages”
Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian
Shannon’s Biography
Shannon’s book “A Genealogist’s Guide to Richmond, Virginia”“A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington DC Area”, and her guides “An In-Brief Guide to Virginia Genealogy” and “An In-Brief Guide to Beginning Genetics”

Jenny Cowen is the author of “Family Reunions”
Jenny’s Biography

Janet Few is the author of “Ladies First”
Janet’s Biography

Cindy Freed is the author of “Tracing Blue and Gray” and “Blue & Gray Trails”
Genealogy Circle
Cindy’s Biography
Cindy’s Book “Ancestors in a Nation Divided” and “An In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Civil War Ancestors”

Jacky Gamble was the author of “Remembering Olde New England”
Tracing My New England Roots
Jacky’s Biography
Jacky’s book “A Genealogist’s Guide to Boston, Massachusetts”

Michelle Goodrum is the author of “Timeless Territories”
The Turning of Generations
Michelle’s Biography
Michelle’s book “Digging for Ancestors”

Shauna Hicks is the author of “Genealogy Downunder: Australia & New Zealand”
Shauna Hicks History Enterprises
Diary of an Australian Genealogist
Shauna’s Biography

Jennifer Holik was the author of “Stories from the Battlefield”
World War II Research and Writing Center
Jennifer’s Biography
Jen’s guides are “An In-Brief Guide to Arkansas Genealogy”, “An In-Brief Guide to Indiana Genealogy”, “An In-Brief Guide to Iowa Genealogy”, “An In-Brief Guide to Michigan Genealogy”, and “An In-Brief Guide to Missouri Genealogy”  

Tessa Keough is the author of “Specialized Studies & Projects”
Tessa’s Biography
Keough Corner

Larry Naukam is the author of “Doing It Ourselves”
Larry’s Biography

Terri O’Connell was the author of “Travel With Terri”
Finding Our Ancestors
Wanderlust and a Camera
Terri’s Biography
Terri’s guide “An In-Brief Guide to Researching the Forbidden”

Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of “Remember the Ladies”
Food. Family. Ephemera.
Gena’s Biography
Genealogy Journeys

Cheri Hudson Passey is the author of “Modus Operandi”
Carolina Girl Genealogy
Cheri’s Biography

Elissa Scalise Powell
In-Brief Guide to Pennsylvania

W. Wayne Shepheard is the author of “Mother Nature’s Tests”
Wayne’s Biography

Liz Walker is the author of “Indian Territory Genealogy”
Walker Family Connections
Liz’s Biography
Liz’s guide “An In-Brief Guide to Researching with the Dawes Rolls”

Christine Woodcock was the author of “In Search of Your Scottish Roots”
Genealogy Tours of Scotland
Christine’s Biography
Christine’s guide “An In-Brief Guide to Researching Your Scottish Ancestors”


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