Corinne Earnest received her undergraduate degree from Oregon College of Education and her Masters from the Sonoma State University in California. Having a keen interest in family history and Pennsylvania-German fraktur, Corinne has lectured at numerous genealogy and historical conferences throughout the U.S.
In addition, Corinne has published hundreds of articles and numerous books about fraktur as well as other subjects. She currently writes regular columns regarding the genealogy data from fraktur for Der Kurier, the quarterly publication of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, and for Penn Pal, the quarterly newsletter of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America.
Corinne Earnest was the recipient of the first annual William Hiester Manuscript Award from the Historical Society of Berks County (1992). She served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (1996-2000), and as Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America (2005-06).