Many people on other sites are asking about me, what I do, and how I came to do what I do. I never thought people would ask to know my story, as I didn't know it was pertinent to WHAT I do. The thing about me, is I think more scientifically about things, and in a "matter of fact" kind of way with everything I do. My daughter told me the other day, that I need to be more personable and build connections with my clients and blog readers, so here is a little about me...
Hi, I'm Diane Henriks, a professional genealogist, speaker, author, investigator, and the founder of Know Who Wears the Genes in Your Family, who is extremely passionate about family history and genealogy! I use advanced deductive reasoning and logical constructs to thoroughly investigate a case, with a specialty in finding living descendants in family trees and brick wall research, and some may know me as "The Descendant Detective". I have worked closely with private investigators to find living people, while also assisting in background investigations, in both civil and criminal cases. Not only do I do traditional family history and genealogy research, but I also do genetic genealogy research; heir search; volunteer search for genealogy lost and found cases, that I deem as quick and interesting; genealogy coaching; and I also give family history and genealogy workshops, along with genealogical presentations.
I have been researching family history and genealogy for the past 11 years, researching many of my own family lines, as well as that of my clients. I am a proud member of The Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and the Southern California Genealogical Society. Besides my family of course, my absolute favorite things in the whole world, and that I get excited about, are: tea (especially chai tea lattes!), pumpkin EVERYTHING, lemon EVERYTHING, fog, bridges, and genealogy! I was asked by genealogists at the Southern California Genealogical Society years ago to publish my works, and I have since published quite a few books in my specialty field. What started out as a small hobby, when a hand drawn family tree was given to me by my father, has since become a great obsession!
Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, or any advice you may need! I'm always happy to help! :)
Is this still said in a "matter of fact" kind of way? I'm learning, Lol ;)
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I hope my family history and genealogy blog on genealogy research tips, resources, events, and more, along with my own genealogy journeys, will help you in your research and in building your family tree to learn more about your ancestors and family history to preserve for future generations to come!