Bert Paredes, who has lived in Colorado since 1976, was born in Frankfurt, Germany. His dad met his mother while stationed in Germany after World War II. He has lived in Germany for 16 years, including his own tour while in the Army. He retired in January of 2014, after over 40 years in Aerospace and advanced computer systems.
Bert has been researching his German ancestors for over 25 years. He has has done research on his and his wife’s ancestors in a number of US states, in Scotland, and in Mexico. Collaboration with others has been invaluable in this research. Bert's network of "genealogy cousins" now spans over a dozen states and almost as many countries.
Currently, he teaches an introductory genealogy class and a German genealogy class.