Hello! My name is Becks Kobel and I am The Hipster Historian and I am obsessed with history, the dead and telling the stories of those deceased by documenting their lives through various digital mediums (social media, blogging, storytelling, networking and creating).
My goal is to bring genealogy and intersectional history to the masses and younger generations by keeping the love of genealogy going throughout all generations — which includes my focus on feminist-oriented research and progressive values.
I’ve been interested in genealogy and history since my mother first took me to the cemetery as a child. I was fascinated by the stories that told themselves upon gravestones and in the mausoleum halls and soon became hooked on the drug we call genealogy.
“I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love, and a little drunk.”
At first glance, I’m definitely not your typical genealogist. I’m a 30-something bisexual woman living in the PNW sipping on my drink at the local coffee shop, planning my next tattoo and searching online for long lost family members while grunging out to Nirvana.
But really, I’m just that awkward nerd who grew up and realized that she liked to talk about dead people for a living. I love to network and get to know other death positive folks in all sorts of fields (genealogy, history, green burial, death industry, etc.) — so hit me up around social media.
You can find me on Instagram at @thehipsterhistorian, Tumblr at Forgotten Women of History, and Facebook at The Hipster Historian, Life Stories Transcription Services, Life After Death Photography and at Forgotten Women of History.
“Keep that family history, on fleek!”
For all press inquiries, e-mail us at thehipsterhistorian (at) gmail (dot) com