independent family history researcher resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Ambitious recent graduate from Amercian Public University with a BA in History. Eager to enter into a position in the field of my study, willing to do what it takes to move ahead. Easily adaptable to situations, and always eager to learn. 
  • Research in Early American History
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research in Genealogy
  • MS Office Software
  • Writing peer reviewed papers
  • Completing tasks on time
  • Problem Solving
  • Following Instructions
01/2000 to Current Independent Family History Researcher Kaiser Permanente | Santa Rosa, CA, Conducted research into several family histories, Researched various primary sources such as birth, marriage, and death records; land grants, and deeds; family bibles, and historical publications. Research is performed using all tools available both online and onsite. Traveled to various locations to conduct interviews with people knowledgeable and complete research in the various areas. Worked with noted Military Historians from England, as well as Museum curators in the United States.
12/2016 to Current Storekeeper II State Of West Virginia Department Of Administration | City, STATE, Began implementation of a complete warehouse reset. Identified obsolete items and made preparations for proper disposal. Set up wracks to take inventory verticle. Made suggestions to implement a catalog of warehouse inventory. Consulted with manufacturers to ensure proper storage of certain items. Worked with my direct, and indirect bosses on a new layout for the warehouse, as well as implementing new policies to improve accountability and productivity. Perform daily tasks such as receiving goods, allotting goods to either inventory or the work crew they are ordered for. General cleaning of the warehouse to ensure a clean and safe workspace. Maintaining proficiency in all computer programs required to complete tasks.
Education and Training
Expected in 2018 to to Bachelor of Arts | History American Public University Systems, Shepherdstown, WV GPA:
I completed my BA in General World History in November of 2017. Due to how the school years run, my official graduation will not be until February 2018. During my time at APU, I completed two Capstone Thesis papers, the first was nominated for academic publishing. The papers I wrote focused on local early American History. 
Expected in 2016 to to Certificate | Magic in the Middle Ages University of Barcelona, Barcelona, GPA:
This was a class offered by the University of Barcelona, Spain via Coursera. The course covered a multitude of information covering all aspects of magic in Europe during the middle ages. I completed course with 97%a
Course objective was as follows;
At the end of the course, the students: a) will have overcome the usual prejudices about the Middle Ages, b) will be able to analyze historical documentation from the Middle Ages and recognize the most common patterns of juridical documents regarding witchcraft, and c) will be capable of distinguishing between popular magic and the magic of the learned people; will have a notion of which spiritual practices were allowed in medieval Europe and which ones were related to the devil, and will be aware of the link between a cultural product and the society that produced it
Expected in 2016 to to Certificate | Sagas and Space - Thinking Space in Viking Age and Medieval Scandinavia University of Zurich, Zurich, GPA:
In this course, we explored various categories of space in the field of Old Norse culture. With guest scholars from different fields, we discussed how space is conceptualized and depicted in diverse Old Norse genres and traditions (taken from the certificate).
Expected in 2017 to to Certificate | United States Constitution Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI GPA:
This course was geared toward, not only covering but a deeper understanding of the United States Constitution. This was an online class offered by Hillsdale College and taught by the Politics faculty. In this class, we studied several primary documents such as the Constitution itself, and the Federalist Papers. 

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School Attended

  • American Public University Systems
  • University of Barcelona
  • University of Zurich
  • Hillsdale College

Job Titles Held:

  • Independent Family History Researcher
  • Storekeeper II


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate
  • Certificate
  • Certificate

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