Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist, genealogy blogger and proud mother of three children. She is a course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, as well as an instructor at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also the proud winner of the Silver Tray for Excellence in Genealogical Publishing, awarded by the Utah Genealogical Society in January 2013 for her work on About.com.
Kimberly's interest in genealogy began about 30 years ago with a school project and has developed into a passion. She is past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a proud member of the National Genealogical Society, the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and several local genealogical societies. She has been writing about genealogy for About.com since 2000, and her work has also appeared in several genealogy magazines, including Who Do You Think You Are? magazine (UK) and Family Tree Magazine (US). She is the author of "Everything Family Tree, 2nd Edition" (2006), and the Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd Edition (2014). She also served as volunteer webmaster for the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society from 2006–2015.
Kimberly maintains ongoing professional genealogy training through online classes, seminars, self-study, and genealogical conferences. Highlights include completion of a Certificate in Genealogical Research through Boston University's Center for Professional Education (2011); Elizabeth Shown Mill's Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis (2010) and Thomas W. Jones' Writing and Publishing for Genealogists (2011) courses at Samford's Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research; and Thomas W. Jones' Advanced Methodology class (2011) and the Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum (2012) at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
I'm proud to provide you with the guidance you need to break down your genealogy 'brick walls' through how-to articles, free genealogy lessons, the latest news and product reviews and an extensive list of excellent online genealogical resources. I absolutely love genealogy and am honored to have the opportunity to share that passion with you.