Mrs. Barbara Ann
Renick is a professional genealogist and a
nationally known lecturer and author who frequently lectures at
national genealogical conferences. She currently serves on staff
and teaches at the Regional Family History Center in Orange, California.
Babara writes for several genealogy publications, including the NGS
NewsMagazine, and has written several books including; "Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family's
History and Heritage" and "The Internet for Genealogists: A
Barbara was born in Maryland and had her first exposure to computers in
high school while studying at Southern Illinois University on a summer
scholarship. She was awarded a four-year scholarship in
Electrical Engineering with an eye toward designing computers.
After marriage in 1970 she changed her major to Nursing and also took a
beginning genealogy class three times until she had mastered the
intricate methods in tracing her family tree.