Jay is a board-certified genealogist based in Roseville, Minnesota.
- Co-managing Editor, Minnesota Genealogist
- Past-president, Minnesota Genealogical Society
- Past Director, Association of Professional Genealogists
- Former trustee, BCG Education Fund
- Recipient of MGS Founders Award, North Star Award, and Minnesota Genealogy Ambassador Award
- GenProof mentor
- American Society of Genealogists Scholar Award (2009)
- Award winner, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors writing competition
I am a family history enthusiast with more than 25 years of genealogy research experience. My favorite research targets are the English Tidballs and the Fawkners of Kentucky and Indiana, but I also dabble in Dutch, German, Swedish, and Norwegian research. See "My Family History" for more details.