I finished my studies at the University of Bamberg and the University of Edinburgh with a PhD.
Afterwards I worked for many years as an exhibition researcher - e.g. Ellis Island Immigration Museum. During this time I also was invited as an expert in a TV documentation about the German- American piano maker Henry E. Steinway. Furthermore I wrote articles about the history of German emigration to the United States from the 17th to the 20th century.
Since 2002 I am working as a freelance genealogist and author of family chronicles for the company “Pro Heraldica: Professional Genealogy, Heraldry and Fine Arts”. “Pro Heraldica” is the most successful and best known genealogy and heraldry company in Germany.
In addition I have respected experience in heir search. I worked four years as a freelance genealogist for the heir finder company “Dr. Hans J. Noczenski e.K.”. Dr. Noczenski is the Chairman of the “Association of German Heir Finders”.
I worked as a freelance genealogist for large international companies such as Genealogists.com and Treethorpe Limited.
Furthermore I did research for individual clients from Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
I´m a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG).