Katharine has over twenty years of research experience and enjoys traditional, document-based research as well as genetic genealogy. With her scientific background, she also enjoys assisting clients with genetic genealogy problems.
Education and Training
She has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. She has also been the secretary of ProGen Study Groups since 2021.
Katharine specializes in British and Irish genealogy, early colonial America, and the U.S. South.
Katharine’s journey to Legacy Tree began two hundred years ago, when a storm-battered emigrant ship ran aground off the coast of Virginia. As the mast and sails were cut away, the voice of a thirteen-year-old girl rang out across the deck. She led the terrified passengers in a series of hymns, beginning with “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” easing them through that terrible night. The tale of the inspiring bravery of this little girl—Katharine’s third great-grandaunt—was passed down through the generations and told to Katharine, in turn, by her great-uncle, Theron Arras. That day Katharine, a young girl herself, learned the power of family stories.
Today, Katharine considers herself honored to help others to uncover the history of past generations.
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