My name is Tina Lyons. I am a professional genealogist, lecturer and blogger living in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
My interest in family history began with old home movies. I spent one summer digitizing the VHS tapes that my dad had made during my childhood. The following summer I was looking for a new project and decided to start building my family tree. In no time at all, I was hooked. From finding my grandparents in the 1930 census to reading old newspapers in hopes of find any mention of my ancestors, genealogy has become my passion. I have turned my hobby into a profession in 2011.
My family history has led me to a variety of records in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ontario, England and Germany. My favorite ancestral place to research is Indiana's "Gore", a triangle in Southeastern Indiana that was once part of Ohio. It included the present day counties of Dearborn, Franklin, Randolph, Ohio, Randolph, Switzerland and Wayne.
I currently live in Fort Wayne, Indiana and spend many days researching at The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library. Residing so close to the nation's second largest genealogy collection has allowed me to experience records from across the world (and spoiled me a little bit).
I have been serving as Vice President of the Indiana Genealogical Society since April 2011. I am also a National Publicity Chair for the Federation of Genealogical Society's 2013 Conference in Fort Wayne.
I write about my family history adventures at my blog, GenWishList.
Please let me know how I can help you research your family history or if your organization is interested in my genealogy lectures. You can email me at email@example.com.
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