I live in beautiful west Michigan, have a bachelors degree in history have been doing genealogical research for almost 14 years - 4 years professionally.
I am a descendant of the founders of the German Baptist (Brethren) movement founded in Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708. My main research focus is on European Pietist immigration and migration across the US.
Personal surname research favorites are Royer (Rheyer), Mack, Naas, Becker, Pfautz, Zug, Bollinger, Brantner, Clymens, Delp, Diehl, Easter, Fiscel, Fissel, Fischel, Montz, Grieb, Landis, Oster, Roop, Ruthrauff, Stoner, Wayne, Wane surnames among many others.
I am a founding member of the Benzie County Genealogical Society, a member of the Western Michigan Genealogical Society, the USGENWEB coordinator for Benzie county, Family Search arbitrator and APG and NGS member.
Happy researching and a special thanks to the founders of the F.A.G. website for this great resource!