C. Lynn Andersen’s career in genealogical research started in 1985 when she got hooked on genealogy from researching her Mid-South region roots. Her ancestors migrated to Kentucky in the early 1800s through Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Currently, she is writing a book of stories about her Daughters of the American Revolution patriot ancestors.
She began taking clients professionally in 1992, and received an accreditation through the The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, ICAPGen in 2006. ICAPGen, is a professional credentialing organization dedicated to testing an individual’s competence in genealogical research. She is accredited in the Mid-South States Region which includes the states of Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Although she specializes in Mid-South region research, client research has led to researching records from various places in the United States, and countries including Australia, Ireland, Romania (South Russia), Würtemburg, and Sweden. Her most exciting success story was solving an Ireland research problem using autosomal DNA to prove the family links with no paper trail.
Lynn serves on the ICAPGen testing committee, where she is responsible for coordinating Level I (application) grading. She volunteers at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah and at the Tooele Valley FHC, where she assists patrons with their research, She regularly teaches classes at the Tooele Valley Utah FHC, its Family History Fair and at other local family history conferences, including ICAPGen and Brigham Young University’s Annual Family History and Genealogy Conference.
Lynn was born and raised in Kentucky. She has lived in Fairborn, Ohio, Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Tooele, Utah. Lynn is married to Robert Andersen. They have 9 children, 19 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. When she is not doing genealogical research, Lynn enjoys reading romance novels and spending time with her family, especially her grand children.