As we celebrate the founding of this great nation, many will wonder, “What role did my ancestors play in establishing the freedoms we enjoy today?” You may be surprised by what you discover. As a nation, we honor the founding fathers, who risked their lives and liberty to declare our independence, but many others contributed Read More
Laura Huffman Renda is a professional genealogist at AncestryProgenealogists, specializing in DNA, adoption, and lineage society cases. She developed a passion for family history at a young age when she discovered her 3rd great grandmother, Eunice Hiatt, in the 1900 census living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law. When she learned of the Quaker ties of this family, she was hooked. After working at home for 17 years raising a family, Laura returned to school and earned a degree in Family History from Brigham Young University, graduating in 2007. She operated a family history business for 7 years helping others to record and publish their life stories, before joining AncestryProgenealogists in 2014.