Hello! I’m Anastasia Finch, and I really like Genealogy and family history research!

About me!

I’m currently working as a youth services librarian in Southern California. I’m working towards becoming a professional genealogist!

So Many Beginnings is my family history / house history research home base, where I’ll write about different aspects of genealogical research, family history news, tips and tricks for doing your own research, and lots more.

If you’re interested in hiring me to help with your own family research, check out my professional genealogical research website.


  • B.A. English, University of New Mexico, 2010.
  • Master’s Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, 2018.
  • Genealogy Jamboree attendee 2016-2019.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • California Library Association
  • Southern California Genealogical Society