Inspired by the television mini-series Roots, Elizabeth Williams Gomoll began researching her family in 1977. Then she began researching her friends' families and attending workshops, conferences, and institutes. Those decades of study and experience helped her earn her Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Liz is co-editor of Minnesota Genealogist, the quarterly journal of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and immediate past-president of the Association for Professional Genealogists Northland Chapter. Currently, she chairs two MGS committees and is a member of several national and ethnic genealogy societies.
Every year Liz attends national genealogy institutes, conferences, and classes to stay current with best practices and learn about new resources.
To affirm a truthful approach to genealogy, deserve the trust of her clients, and treat historical records and all others in the field with respect, Liz abides by the codes of ethics established by the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Why the name Red Bird Genealogy Services? It was inspired by a Native American legend that holds the sighting of a red bird nearby may be a visit from the spirit of a departed loved one. The essence of genealogy is the discovery and remembering of our departed family members. May you enjoy many visits from red birds.
Heritage Education Commission 2021 Advancing Genealogical Skills Award for projects that
improve the skills of genealogical researchers.
Minnesota Genealogical Society 2020 Ambassador Award for representing Minnesota on the national genealogy scene and bringing honor to Minnesota genealogy.
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors 2020 Excellence in Writing Award, Category II Published Articles 2nd place for "The Ballad of Joel McDaniel."
Minnesota Genealogical Society 2017 North Star Award for outstanding contributions to genealogical research, writing, and education.
Heritage Education Commission 2017 Annual Audrey Zube Jones Family History Award for her book With Love to All, The World War I Letters and Photographs of Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams, published by the Goodhue County Historical Society and available at Amazon.