Debra Conrad’s early summers were spent exploring western North America. But when her hometown of Yuma Arizona asked her to help preserve Yuma’s unique history, Debra met her destiny.
She became reporter, researcher, detective, genealogist, historian, archiver, and publisher. Debra soon found her personal ancestrial research had coupled with the ‘Yuma project’ to create a driving passion.
The result? Dig Up Your Hidden Family History - a must have for ancestry or genealogy research. Debra reveals scores of hidden places for clues – both online and offline. Feel free to steal her personal stash of resources, even her sample letters. Learn to recognize and decipher the top seven ancestry recording systems. What did you find? Now what does it all mean?
Debra outlines exactly what to do, how to do it, what to ask, who to ask and where to look. Inside every chapter, fresh answers are given to help both the newbie and experienced tear down that brick wall. There’s always someone else to ask, always somewhere else to look – just ask Debra.
Dig Up Your Hidden Family History makes the secret world of genealogy easy, fulfilling and successful to crack.
Debra Trigg Conrad is a respected marketing and advertising specialist, business owner, entrepreneur, mentor, and business coach. She has also logged over 12 years of experience as a professional artist and painting instructor.
But perhaps the moniker she’s most proud of is being an ‘untraditional’ western historian, having authored Yuma Mesa Homesteaders 1948 and 1952 by personal request of the Yuma Historical Society.
Debra comes by her interest in western history and genealogy naturally, having traveled extensively through western North America growing up.
Her personal experience researching unusual resources, both online and offline, have given her a rare glimpse into additional ways to unearth sometimes the most hidden bits of family history.
Debra’s love of seeing history preserved, combined with her experience on behalf of the Yuma Historical Society, has led her to provide this easy-to-follow treasure map of new resources.
Debra resides in her hometown of Yuma, Arizona with her husband and dogs, and she enjoys frequent travels to Mexico and Italy.