Now a retired elementary teacher, Gail is also a genealogist, author, and speaker. She has volunteered at Detroit’s Woodmere Cemetery since 2003, assisting others who are researching their family trees by using information found in the cemetery records. As Woodmere’s historian, she conducts tours of the cemetery and gives presentations about Woodmere and about cemetery research to genealogy societies, and church and civic groups. She has authored two books with Arcadia Publishing: “Detroit’s Woodmere Cemetery” and “Michigan Memorial Park.”
She developed and maintains a website, www.WoodmereCemeteryResearch.com, which provides researchers with free online access to Woodmere’s records, blogs about genealogy, and maintains a list of Michigan resources that may benefit the researcher. Gail is a past vice-president/program chair of the Dearborn Genealogical Society, and has done research for the PBS television show, the History Detectives. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Award of Merit presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.