Those who do not look upon themselves as a link,
connecting the past with the future,
do not perform their duty to the world.” - Daniel Webster
"Those who do not look upon themselves as a link, connecting the past with the future,
do not perform their duty to the world.” Daniel Webster

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Experience & Qualifications

Kathleen Strader Brandt, Professional Genealogist
Kansas City, MO. 64110
(816) 729-5995; (816) 817-2146 fax

Over ten years of experience in genealogical research. I have experience in documentation retrieval and research, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) document analysis, as well as family and lineage research.

After twenty years of international corporate management and five years of teaching college Spanish, French and English writing courses, I currently do genealogy research and writing full-time. As a multilingual speaker, I translate Spanish, French, and Italian records. I also have experience researching German and Swedish records. 

Celebrated Client(s)
NBC, Who Do You Think You Are?: Researched for Tim McGraw and Ashley Judd episodes; aired 2011. 

Media Appearances
Kansas City Star, Nov. 23, 2010
KCPT Radio, Dec. 10, 2010
NBC, Who Do You Think You Are, Feb. 11, 2011 

Current Membership/Affiliations 
The National Genealogical Society (NGS)
Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
New England Historical Genealogy Society (NEHGS)
Missouri State Genealogical Association (MOSGA)
Heartland APG Chapter, Missouri
Jackson County Historical Society, Independence, Mo.
Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, Mo. (Volunteer)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Researcher for Hire
Missouri Consortium for Global Education, Title III Grant Participant, 2003-2004 

Techniques with a Twist, Mid-Continent Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, 2011
Heartland ProGen Study Group, Kansas City, MO. 2010
Midwest Family History Expo, Kansas City, MO. 2010
National Genealogical Society Conference, Salt Lake, UT., 2010
They Came in Ships, Mid-Continent Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, 2010
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Little Rock, AR., 2009
Trails, Rails and Paddle Wheels - Migration Across the Nation; Mid-Continent Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, 2009
National Genealogical Society Conference, Kansas City, MO., 2008

Research Facilities
In addition to state and county facilities, historical societies and archives, and lineage society libraries, I have listed below the top six facilities I utilize and work at on a regular basis.

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC., St. Louis, MO., Kansas City, Mo
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.
Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO.
North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC.
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD.

Published Articles
"The Importance of Libraries" Genealogy Archives Online Magazine; Expert Series, Apr 11, 2011
"Accessing Family Treasures in the National Archives," Genealogy Archives Online Magazine; Expert Series, Jan 13, 2011 
"Finding Your Revolutionary War Soldier," Genealogy Archives Online Magazine; Expert Series, November, 13, 2009
"Language and Culture - Doing Business with USA Latinos and Latin America," Kauffman Entrepreneurial Foundation Grant; Kansas City, Mo., 2003 – 2004
"Japanese in Brazil," National Endowment of Humanities (NEH), Kansas City, MO., 2004
"Language Awareness -A Great Place to Start," Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO. and the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Foundation Grant. 2001 

Published Family Books
Ancestors of [...] Stewart; To include the Stewart family of Jamaica, and Pettyman family of Maryland. a3Genealogy, April 2011, Kansas City, Mo., 20 pgs.
The [...] Myers Family; Movements and Migratory paths of an Ex-Slave Family. to include Myers, Dean and Underwood families, a3Genealogy, March  2011, Kansas City, Mo., 20 pgs
Opening the Door to the Genealogy of [...]Née Nichols;  Family book to include Nichols, Casner, Vietmeir and Klein extended families. a3Genealogy, December 2010, Kansas City, Mo., 45 pgs
The Tinberg Tales; Family book to include the Tinberg, Schmotz, Schwartz and Waymire Families; family pictures, documents; a3Genealogy, December 2009, Kansas City, Mo. 72pgs.
The Wiley J. Morris Family – The Story from 1807; Free-colored Wiley J. Morris family of Rutherford, N.C. to include Carson, Cox, and Weyms familes. a3Genealogy, June 2005, Kansas City, Mo. 41pgs.
The Stice Family, from 1769 - Rutherford N.C. to Napa Valley. Documented trace of one branch of the Stice family; a3Genealogy, October 2008. 78pgs.

Genealogy Interviews 
Geneabloggers: May I Introduce You to Kathleen Brandt, June 2010
Archives.comExpert Series, Online Magazine, 2009

Academic Education
Masters of Arts, Romance Linguistics, Languages, and Arts; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI., 1984: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Bachelors of Arts, Foreign Languages, Spanish, French, Italian; Stephens College, Columbia MO., 1981
Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration; Stephens College, Columbia MO., 1981

International Work Assignments
Italy, Milano 1996-1997, Alcatel Corporation
Israel, Tel-Aviv 1994-1996, Alcatel Corporation
France, Paris 1990 – 1994, Alcatel Corporation
Germany, Karlsruhe 1987- 1990, Electronic Data System (EDS)
Italy, Rome 1986 –1987, Electronic Data System (EDS)
Spain, Madrid, 1982-1986, Electronic Data System (EDS) 

Foreign Language Competency
Read/Write/Speak: Spanish, French, Italian
Read/Write: Portuguese
Read: German 

Foreign Languages Education
Cuernavaca Instituto (For Professors); Cuernavaca, Mexico, Summer 2005
Cactus Language, Immersion French (For Professors); Montpellier, France, Summer 2002
Command Spanish® Certification; Petal, MS., October 2001
Summer Immersion, Spanish Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT., 1984
French Linguistics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT., 1984
University of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 1982
Universidad de IberoAmericana, Mexico City, Mexico, 1980
(History and Language)
Universidad de Valencia, Spain, 1978; (History, Language)