About Us

About Us

Family History Profiles was established by Cathy Kristiansen to offer professional research and writing services to create keepsake documents about Danish ancestors and their historical times.

Cathy has a master’s degree in journalism and three decades of experience as a writer, editor, researcher and photographer. She is a voracious reader of 19th century European history. She began her career in genealogy by producing books on her own family tree branches in Scandinavia, Schleswig, the U.K. and Ireland. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Museum of Danish America, the National Danish-American Genealogical Society and the Danish Club of Washington D.C.

As well as her mother tongue of English, Cathy is fluent in Danish and French, and is familiar with Norwegian, Swedish, German and Latin. From her base in Silver Spring in Maryland, she travels periodically to Europe for on-site research.


Cathy Kristiansen, M.A., Family History Profiles founder

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