Thank you to all those who entered my #RootsTech ticket giveaway. I am happy to have you as Genea-Friends, and I truly wish I had a ticket for each of you.
The lucky winner, drawn at random from over 125 entries, is…
Congratulations to Beth! I hope you enjoy your time at RootsTech.
I asked Beth to share a little bit about herself and her genealogy journey with us:
Beth Garison Wylie’s love of genealogy was passed down to her from her paternal grandmother. As a young child, she recalls her Mema Eula taking her to a Brown family reunion in Bradley County, Arkansas. From that moment, family history has always fascinated her. Her parents nurtured her love of history by taking her to historical sites around her home state of Arkansas and various National Parks and landmarks around the country.
Beth holds a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Central Arkansas, as well as a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a member of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Board of Directors, and serves as Secretary on the Leadership Team of The NextGen Genealogy Network. Beth is also a member of the Arkansas Genealogical Society, the National Genealogical Society and a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She recently completed the Baylor University Institute for Oral History’s online workshop and looks forward to incorporating oral narratives into her research.
You can follow Beth’s genealogical adventures on her blog, LifeinthePastLane.org, on her Facebook page of the same name, and on Twitter @BGWylie. When Beth is not falling down research rabbit holes and volunteering with OGS and NextGen, she is spending time with her husband, two young children and working full time as a healthcare administrator. She dreams of the day she can make the jump to doing genealogical research professionally, but is enjoying the many experiences and fellow travelers she’s meeting along the way.