Born in Rhode Island, Claire has lived in a variety of locations throughout the world with Missouri currently being her home.


After raising a large family, she returned to education and completed her BS, MLIS and two AGs to further her career as an academic educator and an in depth ‘genealogy’ and ‘family history’ researcher, lecturer and instructor. She is currently working on her Ph.D. out of Grand Canyon University.

She devotes much of her time in the fields of leadership, management, technology, genealogy, family history, forensics, librarianship and education in a multiplicity of avenues while staying on top of the latest advances in each field.




MoSGA Annual Genealogical Conference

Columbia, MO, 10-11 August 2018

"Social Media Tools"

2008 - 2010

San Jose State University, California


Family History-Search and Rescue

Tulsa, OK 28 April 2018

"Let the Rescue Begin"

"Breaking Down Brick Walls"

"Genealogy, Social Media & Youth"

TVGS Spring Seminar

Huntsville, Alabama, 21 April 2018

"Scotland Research Strategies"

"England, the Quest for English Ancestors"

"Wales: On-Line Resources" "New England Ancestors"

2017, 2018

International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists

  • Accredited Genealogist: England: 2008-2023

  • Accredited Genealogist: Mountain States: 2012-2022


Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy

"Foundations in Forensic Genealogy"

"Advances in Forensic Evidence Analysis"


Roger Williams University, Rhode Island

B.S. Computer Information Systems with honors

ISBGFH Winter Webinar

International Society of British Genealogy & Family History: 7 February 2019

"Getting the Most Out of Your British Research At the FHL"

2019 - ?

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona

Ph.D. Student