Wendy F. Smith

Opened the doors of Living Treesearch Genealogy in 2016 after finding that genealogy was helpful for her own healing and personal growth. 

Wendy is a social scientist with two decades in industry as a senior researcher at companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, and Philips, and was vice president of analytics before launching her genealogy business. She completed the Boston University certificate program in Genealogical Research, and completed several courses with distinction through the National Institute of Genealogical Research, including Medical Genealogy and Copyright Law. She is a member of NGS, ISOGG, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and Yakima Valley Genealogical Society. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from UW, specializing in Measurement, Statistics and Research Design.

A native of the Pacific Northwest with several generations of family history in Washington State, she specializes in the history of the area, and in health applications of genealogy.