I have been an avid researcher since I was 10, and love helping people discover their past.

MY Story

a young researcher

When I was 10, I asked my grandmother “Ma” where we came from. My mother had passed away four years prior, and growing up, I was searching for answers. Ma disappeared into her office and returned with a small book with an inscription connecting her to two families that came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. 

Instantly hooked, I spent most of my childhood tracing my family’s genealogy, pouring over family photographs with my grandparents, drawing diagrams, searching through microfilm rolls at NEHGS in Boston, interning at the NYG&B in Manhattan. 

All this led to Duke University, where I had the privilege of double-majoring in History and Psychology, writing a senior thesis in History with Dr. D. Barry Gaspar, and exploring history and genealogy in ways I never anticipated. 

I love sharing discoveries, advice, and helping people discover their own incredible stories. 

Jack Palmer