Beverly began researching her own family tree in 1976.
She taught "how-to-do-genealogy" courses for Community Education.
She completed a Master's Degree in Education in 1981.
For 11 years, Beverly was on the faculty of Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City.
Meanwhile, she began writing and publishing genealogy books and learning aids.
For 5 years, she held certification by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Having lectured at genealogy conferences, she now chooses to teach via her web pages.
She prepared 3 courses for Canada's National Institute for Genealogical Studies.
She edits a quarterly newsletter for Northland Genealogy Society, Clay & Platte Counties, MiIssouri.
She distributes a WHITAKER FAMILY NEWSLETTER.