Nancy Werner is a Search Angel. Nancy began researching her family when she was a teenager in Indiana and her grandmother shared some very old photos and family stories that were passed down to her from her mother. Her grandmother wondered if their Hatfield ancestors were related to the infamous feuding Hatfield-McCoy families. After doing quite a bit of research, Nancy found out the answer was yes! She began her search to find additional ancestors and where they came from. In her search for her ancestors, as well as her husband’s, she has visited courthouses, libraries, churches, castles and cemeteries in many states and several countries. Along the way, she discovered a host of interesting relatives including: Mary Todd Lincoln, who is her 2nd cousin 5X removed, and an accused witch in the Salem Witch Trials, Frances Hutchins, who is her 11th great-grandmother.
In 1980, Nancy helped an adopted friend petition the Court and obtain her birth records, and that was the first of many people she has assisted in finding their family. She became interested in genetic genealogy after discovering family secrets and new family members through DNA matches. She began helping others find their missing and unknown relatives with DNA test results, believing that everyone has a right to know, and genetic genealogy is the key to discovery.
Nancy is the Broker-Owner of Blue Sky Real Estate in Sarasota, Florida. She and her husband John have been selling and managing properties for 20 years. They have four sons and daughters-in-law, who have given them twelve grandchildren. John cooks dinner every Sunday for the entire family, and they often get together with extended family. Nancy enjoys warm weather, swimming, biking, spending time on the beach and photography.