Camille Andrus was exposed to genealogy at a young age, due to her mother’s lifelong enthusiasm for genealogy, but didn’t become interested in it herself until she went to college. She took an introduction to family history class during her first year. She later changed her major from piano pedagogy to Family History—Genealogy.
As a family history major, Camille spent nearly six months in Europe with her time split between Germany and Austria. While abroad she conducted genealogical research for herself and others. The highlight was spending several days in an archive in the Czech Republic researching her own family line, then being able to visit the tiny towns her family had come from along the German-Czech border. Camille went on to graduate from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family History—Genealogy.
Camille’s main research interests are Germany and the Midwest region of the United States. She also has experience researching peoples in Austria and German speaking peoples from Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Camille loves managing client projects worldwide and finds the world’s varied history fascinating.
In her spare time, Camille enjoys reading and volunteering as a cataloger inputting information about Armenian genealogy records on microfilm into the Family History Library Catalog.
Camille also regularly writes articles for Legacy Tree’s blog. One of her popular posts discusses how to use American church records to learn more about your German ancestors, and where these records may be found: German Immigrants in American Church Records.