Experience: I have been researching my family tree for over 29 years. My genealogy research can now trace our family back before the Norman Conquest (1066 A.D.). I have extensive experience with a multitude of ancestry sites and historical websites. I have traveled extensively around the U.S., Canada, and England in search of ancestors. I have wandered many cemeteries to dig up ancestors (not literally of course).
- "They Came by Sail and Steam" (immigration)
- "Genealogical Research in the United Kingdom"
- "Beginning Your Family Genealogy"
- "Orphan Train"
- "Scottish Ancestry Beyond the Clans"
- "Scotch-Irish Research"
- "New Ireland: Northfield Township, Michigan's Irish Pioneers and Early Settler Burials
- "Connecting the Dots on Your Family Map" (in production)
- Association of Professional Genealogists (USA)
- Society of Genealogists (England)
- Oakland County Genealogical Society - V.P. 2013-2017
- Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, Board Member 2014-2017
- Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan
- Welsh-American Genealogical Society
- Orange County Genealogical Society (NY)
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
- Orkney Family History Society (Scotland)
- St Andrew's Society of Detroit (Chief Genealogist)
- Western Pennsylvania Genealogcal Society
- Northamptonshire Family History Society
- Washtenaw County Genealogical Society
- Ontario Genealogical Society
- Michigan Genealogical Council
- Federation of Genealogical Societies
Genealogist Group Memberships
- Genealogical and Historical Research Group
- Genealogy Guild
- B.S. in Management, Oakland University 1980
- Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh 2013-2017
Derek Blount, Genealogist
Lost Branches, LLC
906 N Alexander Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067-3608 USA
+1 248 224-9505