What happens over time when the pieces come together? This presentation will help us to appreciate the joy of filling in the family history combining research, history, maps, timelines, DNA connections and family stories to give a more complete picture of our ancestors’ lives. Gail is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo earning a B.S., M.A. and numerous life teaching credentials. She taught high school for 38 years, 18 of those running the Independence High School Planetarium. Gail published an article in the Silicon Valley Computer Genealogy Group Newsletter called Pastfinder, September 2014, about her experience in Bulgaria researching her maternal family history. She traveled to Scotland to research her family history for a month each time in 2015 and 2017, gathering an abundance of information to share in her presentations and to help with her family history.