Who We Are

Daniel

Hi there! My name is Daniel and I’m based in Ireland, I started my genealogy journey in January 2017 at the age of 13. My research is mostly focused on Irish genealogy, my ancestors originate from Co. Mayo & Co. Waterford.

P.J. Elias

Cześć! I’m PJ, I’m from sunny St. Pete, Florida. I’ve been researching since I was ten and I’m now sixteen. I’ve traced my Ancestry back to the 18th Century! I have strong roots in Poland, Romania, Czechia, Ireland, Germany, Norway and Italy. I specialize in Polish-American research and Genetic Genealogy. I hope to become a professional genealogist and teacher, one of my biggest goals is to be a recognized genealogist. Im always working on some project, usually involving immigrants but I’ll research any ethno/religious group.

Logan

Emily

Hi, my name is Emily Moore. I live in Co. Dublin, Ireland and I’m 17 years old. I started researching my family history when I was about 13, and have been ever since! I have traced my tree back to the early 1800s and the late 1700s. My ancestors hail from Co. Dublin, Co. Offaly, and Co. Down in Ireland.

Tyler

Hello! My name is Tyler and I am from Missouri. I have been going genealogy research since I was 13. I have traced my family tree back to the mid-1500s and I descend from some interesting people, like the founder of Rhode Island and members of English nobility. Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org is mostly how I conduct my research. Someday, I hope to possibly be a professional genealogist.

Hi, my name is Logan Fisher. I am 13 and in the 7th grade. I love Boy Scouts, genealogy, camping, computers, and airplanes. For Boy Scouts I sold $16,230 worth of popcorn. I loved and have been doing genealogy since I was 8 when I got my familysearch.org account. I specialize in starting your family tree and starting your genealogy.

Gearoid

Hi there! My name is Gearoid, I’m 17 years old and I live in Co. Cork in the Republic of Ireland. Born in Chicago, IL, I have dual Irish-American citizenship. I have a passion for politics and history as well as genealogy. I’ve been working on my family tree for several years up to the point where I have over 1000 members. The majority of my ancestors hail from different parts of Ireland, such as Limerick and Meath. However, a very large part of my family tree is based in Argentina. Using websites such as FamilySearch I have traced my heritage back to the 10th century CE. Genealogy ties into my love of history and encourages me to learn more about the time periods my ancestors lived in. 🙂

Katharine

Hi! My name is Katharine Andrew, I am 23 years old and from Chicago, Illinois, USA. I have been doing genealogy research since I was a child. I specialize in Germanic genealogy, as well as New England, Midwest USA, and Quaker genealogy. My ancestry is German, English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian. I currently work as a graphic designer and genealogy specialist at a public library. Additionally, I am currently a graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign iSchool, working towards a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2019 with Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Germanic Studies, summa cum laude. I also completed a minor in History.

Rebecca

Hello, Hei, Bonjour, my name is Rebecca, I’m 14 years old and live on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. I love learning new languages, writing, logic puzzles and doing activism. During Covid, I begged my dad to let me reactivate his ancestry.com account, and finally, I started genealogy. I love to do research on my and others trees, give tips and discussion points. My ancestors are mainly from England, Norway, Ireland and Scotland, with small amounts of other stuff (but I’m awaiting my DNA test results!)

Emmy

G’day! I’m Emmy from Western Australia. I’m one of the oldest members of THB at 21, and I have been researching since I was 12! I specialise in Aussie history and genealogy, and I’m currently undertaking a degree in History and a Diploma of Family History. I’m currently working on a One-Place Study of a ghost-town. I aspire to be a professional genealogist as it is the one thing that brings me the most joy! My ancestry is Scottish, Irish and English (with a little bit of Scandinavian in there).

George

Hello! My name is George Hall and I come from West Yorkshire in the UK! I have always had an interest in genealogy and made some half-hearted attempts at it when I was younger. I started again in March 2020 and became hooked after finding details of my Grandad’s burial online. My ancestors originate from Yorkshire mainly but I do have lines from other Counties and Ireland. I volunteer at my local cemetery where I help with the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. Telling the stories of all my ancestors is a passion of mine but I especially enjoy telling the stories of those who suffered hardships and gave everything to try to make the world a better place. I am also a member of the Huddersfield & District Family History Society.

Hi I’m Athina. I currently attend high school in NY. While I enjoy traveling and broadening my perspective on the world, my real passion, genealogy, started when I attended Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings – WPSU – Penn State. I was so inspired by the camp that I wanted to find a way to share my love of genealogy with everyone at my school. When I had the opportunity to start a club, I jumped at the chance! I hosted the Genealogy Club global event “Our IDEA: Gender and Genealogy” in December, 2020 with 2 notable presenters as guests. The Hidden Branch attended and I joined their organization as a partner to Genealogy Club later that month! I haven’t had the most luck with my research given my background but I am very interested in genetic genealogy!