Peggy Jude is a speaker, educator and researcher who has been conducting genealogical research for over 40 years. She specializes and teaches in five areas of genealogical interest: DNA, Genealogical Technology, Preserving Family History and Family Heirlooms, Genealogical Methods and Records, and Swedish Genealogy. Peggy serves as the VP, Projects and member of the board of the Manatee Genealogical Society (FL.) She leads both the DNA and the Technology for Genealogy Special Interest Groups for the society. She holds a BS in Zoology from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Following a successful career as a Global Human Resources Executive, she opened her genealogical business centered on the west coast of Florida. Peggy is on the faculty of the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She is a graduate of ProGen, and multiple advanced genealogical institutes.