Sandy Olney

Sandy Olney writes family history narratives for AncestryProGenealogists. Before joining the Ancestry storytelling team, she was a longtime television journalist and producer in Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah. She is also a former middle school Language Arts and journalism teacher. Sandy graduated with her Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. She grew up in the Chicago area and moved west for jobs in the TV news business. Sandy and her husband, Marcos Ortiz, have a daughter, Olivia, who is a senior at Arizona State University.

Mexican Research: Not Just For “Dia de los Muertos” Anymore

Posted by Sandy Olney on November 14, 2017 in ProGenealogists, Website

In the not too distant past, “many people of Mexican descent only thought about researching their ancestry on the Day of the Dead,” according to Evan Christensen, a genealogist at AncestryProGenealogists. But that wasn’t due to a lack of interest in their rich family histories. In fact, AncestryProGenealogists research team manager Joseph Shumway believes that Read More