|Dan Lynch at Rootstech - Feb 2011|
I had been in contact with Dan via Linkedin and Facebook and we arranged to catch up at the conference in Salt Lake City. Dan kindly agreed to tell me a little about himself. As I had heard Dan speak in Sydney I did not attend his sessions in Salt Lake City but I hear that they were well received by participants.
Dan is the first person to have completed a Genimates Profile .
GeniMates Profile - Dan Lynch
Date 11 February 2011 Hobbyist or Professional Genealogist Professional
What is your day job? Internet marketing plus involvement in family history space. Travelled a lot in 2010 doing lectures including a tour to Australia. Dan was away working on 22 weekends in 2010.
How long have you been chasing ancestors? Since 1977
How did you get hooked on genealogy? When he was 14 Dan watched Alex Haley’s Roots on TV. It really struck Dan as he watched the story of three generations. In the following springtime he went to the cemetery and started writing stuff down from headstones. He also went to a vital records office and wasn’t allowed in because he was in too young. He had to return in the company of an adult. That is what hooked him!
Areas of Expertise in Genealogy Technology, Good generalist
Genealogy Society and Group Memberships APG - Life Member, Connecticut Society of Genealogists - Life Member
Lands of your Ancestors Southern Italy, Ireland
What Family Names are you Researching? Orsadi, Lynch, Ditota
Who is your favourite ancestor? Why? His maternal grandmother because Dan knew and lived with her.
What genealogy software do you use to record your family tree? Dan has tried them all and cycles through them.
What are your other Hobbies, Activities and Interests? Daughters, golf and photography
What is your favourite lesiure time activity? Golf