Paula considers herself fortunate to be an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, railroad records, midwestern research, and the WPA (Works Progress/Projects Administration). She loves to interact with her clients and audiences. She was a long-time course coordinator and instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and is a coordinator and instructor for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and other institutes. Her lecturing experience includes the Federation of Genealogical Societies and National Genealogical Society conferences and seminars and webinars in many states and Canada. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS), and is a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is a past president of the Northland Chapter of APG. She initiated the MGS education committee and classes and was one of the founding members of the MGS Library. She co-chaired the FGS 2001, 2011, and 2013 conferences. She has researched onsite from coast to coast and has written for, FGS FORUM, NGS Magazine, Family Tree Magazine, New England Ancestors, Minnesota Genealogist, findmypast.com, was editor of the former FGS Conference News Blog. Her ancestors came to the U.S. from eight ancestral countries, and she is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her descendants live in several cities in Minnesota. She has her own educational website and blog at http://genealogybypaula.com.