About Me

I am a 58year old Mother of two grown sons and Grandmother of 10 wonderful grandchildren.We live far way from the Grandchildren but enjoy all the time we get to spend together. My husband and I love dogs and they are a big part of our family. I am retired from owning and operating a sporting goods business for 32 years and I finally have time to pursue my special interests full time. I have been interested in genealogy for years but never had the time to work on it very much until about 8 years ago when  I did retire. Now I devote about 10 hours a day nearly every day doing my family research.

I love to fish, hunt and camp with Hubby and family every chance I get during the year. My college years were spent in the study of  geology and sciences but I ended up pursuing many other interests. Reading is my favorite past time when I am not working on genealogy....history, science, archaeology as long as it is non-fiction! Crafting and scrap booking also find their way into my busy schedule. My business: "Cherished Photo Reflections", features digital photo restorations and Family Remembrance Art.

I have been married to the same great guy for 43 years and he lets me pursue any and all of my interests. My sister-in-law and I travel together to do research, attend conferences and  in pursuit of our love for genealogy, we co-write another genealogy blog: "The You Go Genealogy Girls".

Contact me:  clchopkins[at]gmail[dot]com