Saving Lives, One Story at a Time

That’s what personal and family history are about. As a genealogy writer and lecturer, I help others capture their personal and family histories. I edit Ohio Genealogy News, an award-winning quarterly magazine, contribute to the Expert Series at, and am a Contributing Editor and columnist at Family Tree Magazine.

Enough about me. If you’re interested in personal and family history, please read my work (and the work of others you’ll find on the same websites). Much of it is online (some of the Family Tree Magazine content requires a VIP membership to read), like:

  • The Expert Series at
  • Family Tree Magazine (enter a keyword in the search bar)
  • Register online for my “Write Your Family History” course at Family Tree University. This eight-week course helps family historians plan, draft and edit a family history writing project. Use coupon code “FTUMORTON” for $10 off registration for this class or any other at Family Tree University.
  • Browse a list of (and links to) dozens of articles on personal and family history and other topics.