Heather recently received an MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographical, and Heraldric studies from the University of Strathclyde and will be attending the November graduation in Glasgow.
She lives in Rexburg, Idaho (somewhat near Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park) where she teaches as an adjunct professor in the Family History & Genealogy Department. Currently she is teaching the Genealogy Writing course.
Her undergraduate work was in medieval English surnames, but she is also interested in research in the rest of the UK, the US, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, among others. She is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies and has registered the Cromar/Cromer surnames for study. This will be a continuation of her research for her master’s dissertation on rare surnames, two of which were Cromar and Cromer. She hopes in the near future to complete the bulk of the study and add DNA research to the project.
Heather is also a writer and an alumnus of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp, so she hopes now that she has completed the master’s degree to have time to redouble her literary efforts. She is scheduled to represent BYU-Idaho at the RootsTech conference in 2019 manning the booth at least part of the time along with several other professors.
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