My name is Elaine Hatfield Powell. I built this website to share information about my genealogy research. My passion is family history research and sharing that history. I love “the hunt” and the detective work it entails. I’ve visited many large and small-town archives, libraries, and courthouses over the years, to try to document my family and their history. I’ve corresponded with a lot of new-found cousins along the way, and that is by far the most gratifying of all.
When I became a scrapbooking consultant in 1995 I started sharing my interest in genealogy and I created a family heritage album. All my customers liked it so much that they asked me to teach them how to create their own heritage album. That evolved into heritage album classes and eventually a book. My customers started calling me “The Heritage Lady” and it stuck!
I have gathered the information on these pages over the last 30 years while researching my family. I still have stacks of documents and information to add. So if you see something you have a question about, have information to add, or find something that needs correcting, please email me at Elaine64@aol.com.
I also love teaching others how to research their family history and to document that history in their scrapbooks, on websites, and in family stories. Check out my classes.