Sydney F. Cruice is a professional genealogist, writer and national lecturer. She holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BA from Penn State University. She is the current President of the Association of Professional Genealogists for the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, and she has served on the Genealogy Advisory Committee for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). She developed the curriculum and has taught Foundations of Genealogy courses at HSP for the past seven years. She was a faculty member for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research of the Georgia Genealogical Society in 2020. She has served as a faculty member since 2016 and the Program Coordinator since 2020 of the Researching Family in Pennsylvania Institute in Philadelphia. Sydney cofounded the Greater Philadelphia Genealogy Consortium in 2017 – an organization that encourages the growth and cooperation between genealogy and historical organizations in the greater Philadelphia area (currently 29 member organizations). In October 2018, the National Genealogical Society featured Sydney’s article, "A Family Secret: Desertion, Scurvy, and President Lincoln" as the cover story for NGS Magazine. In addition, she has appeared on the local, Philadelphia NBC-10 news television station with Randy Gyllenhaal discussing at home DNA testing kits.
"I found you to be a generous and inspiring teacher. I am so grateful I signed up for this course. It exceeded my expectations. Thank you for your efforts and time and thoroughness. I know now when I am researching, I will think, 'What would Sydney do?' Thank you for your lovely presence and your faith in the importance of our ancestral stories."