Kristin R. Wenger

ProGen Member Overview

Kristin Wenger is a professional genealogist and educator based in Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Through enthusiastic teaching, sound research, passionate storytelling, and meaningful faith-based heritage travel, Roots & Wings provides avenues to discover your past and inspire your journey.

Grand Prize, Ancestry ProGenealogists Scholarship Program, 2020


• GenProof Study Group (Mastering Genealogical Proof)
January - March 2021
Mentor: Jan Joyce, CG, CGL, AG

• The Pennsylvania German and Research in the Keystone State
January 2021, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
Course coordinator: Michael Lacopo
Attended with Grand Prize, 2020 Ancestry ProGenealogists Scholarship Program

• DNA and the GPS: Research and Writing Study Group
September - October 2020
Leaders: Dana Leeds and Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

• Mastering Genealogical Documentation
July 2021, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP)
Course coordinator : Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG

• Certification Discussion Group
January – March 2020
Facilitator: Margaret Fortier, CG

• NGSQ/MGP (National Genealogical Society Quarterly/ Mastering Genealogical Proof) Study Group
January – December 2020
Facilitator: Cari Taplin, CG

• ProGen Study Group, Discussion leader, ProGen40
February 2019 – February 2020
Mentor: Melissa A. Johnson, CG

• Advanced Genealogical Methods
January 2019, SLIG
Course coordinator: Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG

• Women and Children First! Research Methods for the Hidden Half of the Family,
July 2018, GRIP
Course coordinator: Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

• Genealogical Research Certificate
December 2017
Boston University, Center for Professional Education: 4.0

• Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Concentration: Theatre
December 1998
Messiah College, Grantham, PA; Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.99/4.0


Ten years of genealogical research experience:
• Proficiency locating, evaluating, and analyzing both online and offline records
• Training in genetic genealogy methods to incorporate DNA evidence
• Experience correlating indirect and negative evidence to reach conclusions for difficult research questions
• Specialties: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Mennonite, Brethren, and Moravian; house histories
• For work samples, see

Twenty years of teaching experience and a teacher’s heart for sharing knowledge, teaching skills, and inspiring students:
• One-on-one genealogical consultation
• Group presentations
For a complete list of topics, see: