Susan E. King is a professional genealogist and family historian and the founder of one of the early and most successful social networking organizations in the field of genealogy. JewishGen, formed in 1987, emerged from her leadership, as a world class institution with a user base spanning the globe.
Susan has been acknowledged for her contributions to genealogy as follows:
Director's Award by the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), 1997
Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy via the Internet Award by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS), 1998
Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, (IAJGS), 2005
Susan has traveled throughout the world and these experiences helped developed a better understanding of self, her motivations and the spirit that drives her. There is no doubt that the lives of her ancestors have played a dramatic role in her professional development and her life.
During a 32 year journey, looking back and now forward, Susan has chosen to follow her passion, taking a slight departure from the norm; to begin to look at the field of genealogy through a different set of lenses.
A near death experience in January, 2007 changed the course of her life forever. It was unexplainable and at times daunting. And it reached so deep, deeper than she had ever ventured before. Since then, Susan has been working actively to hone her skills in genealogy, DNA and forensic research.
We live in both very exciting times and very troubling times. But we live in a time where we really do have an opportunity to change; change how we think and feel about ourselves; change how we think and feel about others. We have an opportunity to teach the next generations the importance of preservation, the importance of respect, and the importance of tolerance. There is no better modality than through the study and sharing of our genealogies, our research and through our feelings.
In this light, Susan has launched a new practice, one "where genealogy and spirit connect”. This practice is designed to assist others embark on their own personal journey to find your family, find yourself. Susan will be providing start-up consulting, ongoing monitoring and collaborative services as requested and special services.
Susan is dedicated to providing quality research services to all clients no matter how large or small a project might be.
Her strong intuitive skills along with years of practical experience in the field provides a unique blend to those who contract her services.
Susan has been blessed to serve both individual and corporate accounts, pro bono clients and those with limited resources. She has worked with high profile individuals on many occasions and has worked with professional healers to assist with lineage clearing, clearing blocks which may be in the family for many generations.
Her dedication is to serve anyone who truly has an interest in connecting with their past, particularly those who feel a spiritual connection to do so.
Whether the need is to break down a brick wall, locate descendants for heirship cases, locate family origins, perform forensic research, her record through her career is recorded in the testimonials she has received.
There is no case to large or to small, no case which involved research overseas, Susan's skills and resources throughout the world provide for successful conclusions in most cases.
The field is a difficult one at best! Sometimes what we think we are going to find, is not what the records show. Facts sometimes can change the direction of the research at any given time.
In addition to the research, Susan has the ability to provide reports, online interactive trees as well as complete books based on the client's needs.
No matter what the task, Susan is committed to working closely with the client to achieve the best results possible.