Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Great New Addition announced by The In-Depth Genealogist


October 7, 2014; Utica, OH:


Shannon Combs-Bennett Joins Leadership Team at
The In-Depth Genealogist as Creative Director


The leadership team at The In-Depth Genealogist is pleased to announce their newest addition, Shannon Combs-Bennett. She will be fulfilling the role of Creative Director for the organization.

Shannon began writing for IDG in January 2013. Her contributions and positive attitude played a significant role in the decision to invite her to become a partner in the business. Shannon brings a lot of strengths to the table and we are thrilled to have her as a part of the team.

She is a graduate of Indiana University and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a focus on genetics. She uses her degree primarily to help others understand their DNA results as part of her business, T2 Family History. Shannon also lectures on many topics from genetic genealogy to methodology and writes for publication. Two of her articles received Honorable Mention in 2013 and 2014 from the ISFHWE Excellence in Writing Competition.

Since 2011 Shannon has been a contributor to Family Tree Magazine and Family Tree University. She started as their Family Tree First Blogger which chronicled her discoveries as a newbie genealogist. Currently Shannon is a student in the NIGS program, American certificate, and is a graduate of the Boston University Online Certificate in Genealogical Research. Shannon is currently a member of APG, NGS, GSG, IFSHWE, and several lineage societies.

Giving back to the community is important to her. Shannon is involved in the NextGen Genealogy Network where she serves as the Education Chair. In her local genealogical society Shannon assists in planning and organizing their spring and fall seminars.

Shannon joins Jen Alford (Publisher) and Terri O’Connell (Executive Director) in their goal to create a true environment of collaboration and learning for all in the genealogy field.

For more information, please contact Terri O’Connell.