VeenAlicePrairie Roots Research provides genealogical and historical research services to clients who seek superior solutions presented in historical context. Specialties include Midwestern and territorial records, with an emphasis on military history and Midwestern connections to American colonial roots.

Alice Hoyt Veen, a sixth-generation Iowan, has been a dedicated family historian for more than thirty years. She is a Board-certified genealogist and a full-time professional researcher and educator.

She serves as a trustee for the BCG Education Fund, an independent non-profit charitable trust, advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® by funding learning programs consistent with genealogical standards. She also serves as an editorial assistant for the BCG publication Onboard.

Educational Highlights

Board for Certification of Genealogists®, initial certification July 2014.

Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, Washington, D.C.; July 2017.

Thomas W. Jones, “Writing & Publishing for Genealogists,” Course 5, Samford University Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Birmingham, Alabama; June 2013.

Historic Preservation Workshops, Iowa State Historic Preservation Office; 2012.

ProGen Study Group 6, Peer Group 2; completed September 2011.

“Transcribing, Extracting, and Abstracting Genealogical Records,” on-line study, National Genealogical Society (NGS); completed 3 December 2011.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, “Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis,” Course 4, Samford University Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Birmingham, Alabama; June 2011.

Collection Care for Beginners, Iowa Museum Association, Independence, Iowa; 2010.

NGS American Genealogy Home Study Course, graded; completed 11 November 2009.

Basic Level American Records, on-line study, National Institute for Genealogical Studies, University of Toronto, Canada; completed 2009.

Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, Iowa State University, 1978.

Professional Associations & Memberships

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