Accredited Genealogist® in Scotland: 2007-present ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT <br>Currently working towards AG® in Ireland, late 2010 - with ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT
Notary Public (UT)
=== Experience ===
*Sr. Research Consultant, British Research Unit, The Family History Library: 1998-present
*Sr. Project Manager, Family Records Extraction 1993-1998 [England 1851, Canadian 1881 censuses, Ordinance Index, 1880 US census, Ellis Island Index projects [Key learnings: We'll produce far <u>''more''</u> Indexes ''<u>faster</u>'' by extracting/indexing ''<u>only</u>'' the critically ''<u>necessary</u>'' fields in each record type, i.e. Imaged originals far outweigh recreating a whole record and all its genealogical fields when images of the original document are/will be available online! Ford Mustangs or Lincoln Continentals?]
*Family History Center Support Specialist over British Isles and (old) Commonwealth countries, N. Europe and South Pacific FHCs 1991- 1992 Key Learnings: FHCs are the key to disseminating genealogical data to the 'end rows' of the world. Consider the "little old lady's" needs by fully supporting the operation of each FHC
*British Correspondence Specialist 1982-1991
*Reference Consultant, British Reference Unit, Family History Library: 1979-1981
*Reference Consultant, US/Canada: 1977-1979
*Stake Extraction (Indexing) Director: England 1851 census indexing project 1995-1997
=== Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations: ===
*BYU Family History Conferences: 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, etc.
*BYU Education Week: 1994-1997
*FFHS Annual Conference on British Genealogy: 2005
*BYU Computer Genealogy Conference: April, 2010
*''Journal of the British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.,'' 2009 " Tracing London and Big City Ancestors from Abroad"
*Journal, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History - U.S.A., Summer 2010 "British Merchant Maritime Records"*Journal, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History - U.S.A., 2010; "A Checklist of Compiled Sources and WHere to Find Them"
*Author: ''Guide to Ancestral Research In London ''(ISBN: 0-961260-7-4) 1987; revised 1995 & 2010
=== Classes Taught ===
*Tracing the British Abroad
Tracing Elusive Ancestry in England's Big Cities!
*Solving Old-case & Hard-case Lancashire Ancestry
*Finding 'Grace': Tracing English Nonconformist Ancestry
*Legitimacy & Illegitimacy in England Genealogical Research
*Lost In London: How to Quick-Find Those Elusive London Ancestors!
*Backed Against the Wall! Methods in Brickwall England Research
*Research in a Snap! Cutting-Edge & Gateway Web Sites for British & Irish Ancestry
*Researching the 'Big Black Hole': Methods for Tracing/Proving Pre-1837 English Ancestry
Professional Genealogical Research
Currently compiling & writing book on "Big City Ancestral Research in England"
Currently revising and updating my book, "Guide to Ancestral Research In London" (to be available early Summer, 2010)