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About Elaine Obbink Zimmerman

Registered Nurse Auditor  – Self Employed (Hospital, Private)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Baltimore
Registered Nurse, State of Maryland
Past President of Howard County Genealogical Society
Past President Embroiders Guild of American-Constellation Chapter
Past Member, Maryland State Archives Research Advisory Board
Chairman, Howard County Cemetery Preservation Committee
Publications Chairman, Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc.
President, Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc. (2001- 2005)
Delegate, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Inc.
Embroiders Guild of America
Friends of the Archives – Calvin College (Dutch Ancestry)
Harry S. Truman Library

About Kenneth Edwin Zimmerman

Retired Federal Government – Project Manager
Facilities Manager (Worked Part-time) with BWCUMC.org
Currently working for RJME as Traffic Counter Part-time
Retired from US Army Reserves-Vietnam & Desert Storm Veteran
Associate in Arts, Catonsville Community College
Bachelor of Business Administration, George Washington University
Past President of Baltimore County Genealogical Society (1995-1997)
Past Chairman, Computer Users Group, Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Notebook Editor, Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Past Member in the National Society Sons of the American Revolution and the Maryland Society SAR 1992-2012

Past State Registrar 1993 to 1996, 2007 to April 2010
Past State Secretary 1996 to 2000
Past Maryland State Genealogist 2003-2007
Past Eagle Scout Chairman 2004-2008
Past Color Guard Adjutant and Marching Member
Past Membership Chairman 2004-2008
Past Chapter Secretary, Charles Carroll of Carrollton 2004-2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
Past and Chapter President, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Past Registrar, National Congress Of Patriotic Organizations, Inc. 2002
Past Recording Secretary with Maryland Society War of 1812 2002- 2003 and Past Board of Manager 2004 and Past Member prior to Oct 2012
Boumi Shrine Camping Club – Past Secretary 2001 & 2002, 2010. Wagon Master for 2003, Board of Directors 2004-2005 and Treasurer 2006-2008. .
Masonic Family, Maryland Lodge Palestine #189,and Boumi Shrine of Maryland

Both Members of:
Association of Professional Genealogists
Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Howard County Genealogical Society, Inc.
Maryland Historical Society & Maryland Genealogical Society
Star Spangled Banner Flag House and War of 1812 Museum
National Genealogical Society
The Society for the History of the Germans in Maryland

Members of Bethany United Methodist Church Ellicott City, MD

Genealogical Accomplishments:

  • Author, “Records of St. Paul’s Cemetery 1855-1946”, Elaine Obbink Zimmerman and Kenneth Edwin Zimmerman, Family Line Publications, 1992
  • Author, “Interment Records 1883-1929 Lorraine Cemetery & Mausoleum”, Elaine Obbink Zimmerman and Kenneth Edwin Zimmerman, Family Line Publications, 1995
  • Author, “Guide to Research in Howard County, Maryland”, Kenneth E. Zimmerman (Editor Elaine Zimmerman, self publish, 1997
  • “A History of the Dutch Settlement in Lancaster County, Nebraska by Gustav Adalph Bade” Edited by Elaine Obbink Zimmerman and Kenneth Edwin Zimmerman Willow Bend Books, April 2001
  • Delegate, Federation of Genealogical Societies for Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc.
  • Editor, “Mount Carmel Cemetery Publications – Five Volumes”  Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc. Family Line Publications and Willow Bend Books
  • Editor, “Western Cemetery Volume One”  Baltimore County Genealogical Society, Inc. Willow Bend Books
  • Instructor, Genealogy Course – “Back to the Basics and What You have Forgotten”
  • Instructor, Basic Computer Instruction – Courses & Private Classes
  • Lectures, Maps in Genealogy
  • Lectures, Vital Records
  • Volunteer, Maryland State Archives – Hall of Records Reference Room
  • Vendor Representative at National Conferences, Family Line Publications
  • “Edna A. Kanley Award” for outstanding services at Baltimore County Genealogical Society Inc. and Life Member, May 2001

Genealogical Conferences Attended:
Federation of Genealogical Societies (1996,1998, 2001, 2015)
National Genealogical Society (1993,1994,1996,1997,1999,2000,2002,2005, 2007, 2008 and 2014)