Stephen Wendt, MLIS, is a professional genealogist, lecturer

                                         and owner of Tree Tidings Genealogy. Stephen holds a Master

                                         of Library and Information Science from Kent State University

                                         and a Bacheloof Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in

                                         Geography from Ohio University. His extensive genealogical,

                                         library and customer service background is rooted in an other-

                                         centered approach of assisting individuals with their information


Stephen specializes in Prussian/German and Scottish Genealogy and he is a member     

of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Ohio Genealogical Society,  the Ohio

Chapter of Palatines to America, The Historical Society of North German Settlements in

WNY and other genealogical organizations.  He gives lectures and attends genealogy

conferences and webinars on a regular basis. Stephen resides with his family in NE Ohio.







  Ancestral village of my Prussian immigrant ancestors


Stephen gives lectures on Prussian/German Genealogy, as well as on Scottish

Genealogy. Stephen's lectures include, “Searching for Your Elusive Prussian

Ancestors: A Case Study” and “Strategies for Discovering and Memorializing Your

Scottish Ancestors: A Case Study.” Whether someone is starting out or wishes to

go deeper, Stephen's lectures are replete with essential background information,

resources and examples! A special emphasis is placed on historical and geographical

factors in the pursuit of records.

Stephen's diverse ancestral background sparked his passion for genealogy early on

in his adult life. He has studied his Prussian-German heritage extensively.  His Prussian

ancestors left their homeland for Niagara County, New York, in order to avoid religious

persecution waged by their own government.  His Scottish ancestors emigrated to

Ottawa, Canada, for economic opportunities. Family story after family story, a common

theme comes into greater relief: the goal of building a better future in the midst of

adversity and uncertainty.The difficult circumstances, which his ancestors faced, shed

light on some of the perennial questions that we still ask today pertaining to the human

condition.  For example, how could a man, who suffered a devastating head injury in a

train accident, go on to complete law school and make a run for congress and run a
successful dry goods store, but he was not capable of keeping his family together? 

If you need genealogical assistance, Stephen is just a click or a phone call away. For all

research requests, please fill out as much information as you know Here.

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