Welcome to Family Tree Historian! My name is Josephine Hardy. I’m a genealogist and writer based in Arkansas, United States. My areas of speciality include Southern Italy, Australia and the United States. I’ve been researching my family history, and the history of others’ families, for 10 years. Uncovering buried stories and the thrill of solving family mysteries are just two of the reasons why I love genealogy.

After years of wanting to improve on my research results, I went back to school and completed the Genealogical Principals course from Boston University, as well as the American Genealogical Studies (AGS) course from the National Genealogical Society (NGS). 

Through the Family Tree Historian blog, YouTube tutorials, and tips on Facebook, I will share with you what I’ve learned about family history and connecting with your ancestors.