Kristin works daily to hone her research skills as a professional genealogist through numerous webinars and lectures, too numerous to list, as they become available.
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
APG, Georgia Chapter
National Genealogical Society (NGS)
Georgia Genealogical Society (GGS), Past Publicity Director (2016-2018)
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania (GSP)
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B)
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter
NGSQ Study Group (5 years)
Kristin holds paid subscriptions to many online databases and has established a working network of fellow professional genealogists across the United States and abroad. She strives to uphold the guidelines and ethics of the genealogy community as set forth by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS).
Kristin Harms is the owner and principal genealogist of Relative Proof, LLC.
She was a scheduled speaker for the 2018 NGS conference held in Grand
Rapids, Michigan and a winner of the 2017 AncestryProGenealogists
Scholarship which allowed her to attend the 2018 Salt Lake Institute of
Genealogy (SLIG) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kristin is currently the Assistant
Director of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), the
second oldest genealogy institution in the United States. (ighr.gagensociety.org)
Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Kristin grew up moving around the East
Coast of the United States. She has colonial roots in Pennsylvania, New
York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts––her immigrant ancestors came from Germany,
Switzerland, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Kristin currently lives just
outside of Atlanta, Georgia, convenient to the Georgia Archives and the
National Archives at Atlanta, NARA’s Southeastern Division. She earned her B.A. in East Asian Studies and Economics from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and spent a semester abroad immersed in Chinese Studies at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. She has been passionately chasing and analyzing the evidence of her ancestors’ lives for 20 years.
Kristin and her husband have two children and several shelter dogs. For the past thirteen years Kristin has delivered the same Meals on Wheels route and is currently an active member of National Charity League, Inc., Milton Chapter.