In the late 60s I began doing family history the snail-mail way: writing letters to archives, requesting birth, marriage and death information, etc. As children came and I returned to work, family history work amounted to occasional journal writing and reading about the places where ancestors had lived. In the late 90s I returned to family history work, beginning with a "family history" mission, where I served at the MOC in Frankfurt, Germany. While in Germany I had the help of some other family history missionaries as I researched my husband's German ancestors. Since 2000 I have served on the staff of the Tucson Family History Center and continued working on my husband's and my family history. More recently I am serving as a ward family history consultant.