I hold a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in costume design and a BA in History from Southern Oregon State College (Now Southern Oregon University). I have a MLS (Masters in Library Science) from Syracuse University in upstate New York.
I also have a Postgraduate Diploma in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. I did the PG Certificate the second year the course was running and the Diploma the year after.
My research interests include migration and immigration. I am particularly interested in tracing and studying Americans resident in Scotland during the 19th century.
I am also interested in American and Canadian areas of focus and in British genealogical topics more broadly but with a basis in the 19th and 20th centuries.