Linda Shay is a research historian and adjunct history professor specializing in 20th Century studies. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in European History and is currently completing a PhD in Education. Her research interests are broadly concerned with the culture of everyday life and specifically the civilian experience during WWII. She has conducted extensive research on National Socialism and its influence on the accuracy of German genealogical records between 1930 and 1945.
Linda is a passionate genealogist and family historian, tracing her own ancestors into the 16th century. She advocates the preservation of family history by informing the public that the recorded history we know and study is only part of the story. The other, the part not yet told, is found in family history. To that end she works with clients interested in preserving their own historical legacy. Linda is currently directing an oral history project with a local veteran’s club and city museum. You can read more about this project and her other research projects at The Research Historian.