Education to hone one's skills is of the utmost importance to Carole in order to best achieve the goals of her clients. Continuing to attend classes and conferences as well as reading and interacting with other genealogists is critical to this development.


Degree Programs

    • Masters Degree in Library and Information Sciences: University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Sciences (1971)

     •Bachelor of Arts in Classics/Minor in German: Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1970



     •ProGen 18: ProGen Study Program (2013-2014)

     Basic Certificate in German Records: National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2013)

     •Basic Certificate in General Methodology: National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012)


      •Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Researching Family in Pennsylvania (2017)

     •Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)

       •Exploring American Quaker Records - Annette Burke Lytte, Instructor (2020)

          •Irish Genealogical Research - David Rencher, Instructor(2017)

          *Advanced Research Methods  - Thomas Jones, Instructor(2016)

          •Pennsylvania Research in the Keystone State - Michael Lacopo and Sharon Cook MacInnes, Instructors (2015)

          •Practical Genetic Genealogy - CeCe Moore, Blaine Bettinger, and Debbie Parker Wayne, Instructor  (2015)

          •Determining Kinship Reliably with the Genealogical Proof Standard  - Thomas Jones, Instructor (2013)

            •German Genealogical Research  - John Humphrey, Instructor (2012)

      •National  Institute on Genealogical Research, Washington, D.C. (2014)

Conferences Attended

      •National Genealogy Society Family Con

      •National Genealogy Society Family Conference - Grand Rapids, Michigan (2018)

      •Federation of Genealogical Societies - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2017)

      •National Genealogy Society Family History Conference  - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (2016)

      •Federation of Genealogical Societies - San Antonio, Texas (2014)

      •Federation of Genealogical Societies - Ft. Wayne, Indiana (2013)

      •National Genealogy Society Family History Conference  - Cincinnati, Ohio (2012)

Professional Affiliations



• Allegheny City Society

     •Treasurer (2020-present)

• Association of Professional Genealogists

•National Genealogical Society

•American Library Association

•Pennsylvania Historical Society

•Ohio Historical Society

•Western Pennsylvania Genealogy Society

•North Hills Genealogists

     •Social Media Chair (2012-2018)

     •Annual Conference Committee



•Excellence in Publishing for a book of family history relevant to North Carolina Genealogy for work on George and Ruth Castle: Our Family’s Journey 1613-2016. Awarded by the North Carolina Genealogical Society

•Beta Sigma Phi Fraternity Recognition for the Honorable Charles I. Brown Project