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Expert Family History Resources

The field of personal history is vast and complex. Personal historians focus on family stories, but very often photos, family documents and artifacts are part of that story. And of course, personal history almost always contains an element of genealogy.

As a boutique firm, I've worked hard to develop relationships with outside experts who meet my standards. From guest bloggers to experts in their field, here's a sampling of the individuals I'm proud to work with.

And if you want to know more about what printers, scanners, websites, etc. to use for various projects, check out my blog post on that very subject. 

Caroline Gunter, genealogist and photo organizer

Caroline Guntur is a Certified Photo Organizer, and loves all things organizing and technology. She has a B.A. degree in Visual Communication from Hawaii Pacific University, a M.A. degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia, as well as an ESL certificate from Cambridge University.

Caroline is a professional member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and currently serves as Director of Technology & Communications for the Chicago chapter. She is also a member of The Photo Managers, and its regional chapter.

Lynn Nelson, genealogist

Lynn Nelson, founder of Nexus Genealogy, is a professional genealogist specializing in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Italian research.  A former IT professional with decades of personal family history research experience, she turned her favorite hobby into her early retirement job. 

Lynn is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and other groups. She volunteers at the library and archives of the York County History Center, where she was a 2019 Volunteer of the year.


Julie Kessler is the owner of Picture This Organized, a full-service photo management company based in Denver, Colorado providing high quality products and premium services. These include digitizing prints and movies, print and digital organizing, luxury photo albums, and ongoing management of client collections.


She and her team of specialists treat their clients photo collections with utmost care. They enjoy having clients come to the office where they can see and experience the quality of our workmanship in a safe, spacious environment. Services can be provided in person or remotely based upon each client's preferences and their project requirements.


Julie is highly involved in The Photo Managers, a resource for learning the best practices for this field. She holds multiple certifications and believes in giving back to membership and the leaders through mentorship, training and advising. She is also a member of NAPO Colorado since 2011 and has served as a board member.

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