Dan Fantore started his genealogical research in 1995 and concentrated on his German and Italian ancestors. He volunteered as a librarian at a Family History Library center for eight years. He earned his certification as a Genealogical Records Specialist (lapsed) and has worked for clients on African-American, Scottish, Italian, French, and research. His Mother grew up on a farm in Port Hope, Michigan and he loved to visit the farm to bale hay, feed cows, plant crops, and collect the chicken eggs. Dan is a former special education teacher and was named Teacher of the Year by his colleagues. Dan teaches classes on several genealogical and family history topics.