Welcome to Genealogist Journal. I started blogging five years ago in response to family members desiring to know more about our ancestors. Instead of sporadic updates every time I found new information, I decided to create a place to share my genealogical research; the Genealogist Journal was born. Since starting, numerous distant cousins have found their way to my blog. It is an amazing thing to connect with distant relatives.

Family history research has played a big part of my life. When I was a little girl, some of my first memories were of going to the LDS genealogy research center with my mother. My sister and I would play quietly with our toys as she searched through endless rolls of microfilm. I started my own research when I was pregnant with my eldest. Nineteen years later, I am still going strong. Genealogy is more than a hobby to me. It runs in my blood and is the essence of my bones (quite literally). It is the hunt that intrigues me; building the family tree one piece at a time.

What else is there in my life besides genealogy? I am a student working towards a new career in history. I am a wife and a mother. I love writing, photography, and cooking. My evenings are taken up with Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. I thoroughly enjoy learning such an amazing martial art.

Please take the time to explore the blog. There are many golden nuggets of information to be found. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading,

J. R. Lowe