About Me

Hi, my name is Pat Burns. I am retired and living with my wonderful husband, John and two cats in Apex, North Carolina. My hobbies are Genealogy (obviously), reading, writing and enjoying my granddaughter and family. John and I also like to travel and enjoy taking the occasional cruise.

John and Pat Burns in London
John and Pat Burns in London

What I Do

Genealogy: I research the genealogies of my family and my children’s paternal family, document the information and write their stories. I don’t just acquire vital statistics, though. I try to put the research together to find the stories, hopefully making the information more interesting. 

Writing: You can find some of my writing in my Blog Posts. In addition to writing about our family, I also write about genealogy research and tools that can be helpful in research. I’ve put together a Research Toolbox, for easy access to research tools for anyone to access.  I am currently writing a book about the Van Matre Family Line and the Doerr Family Line.