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Raymon L. Naisbitt, M.Ed., AG®
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Raymon Naisbitt grew up in a home where family history was important and spent much time in his youth roaming cemeteries with his family and learning about his ancestors. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in History and International Studies, and a masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. He served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Genealogical Association, and as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) and is accredited in England research. He is employed with FamilySearch and has worked as a consultant, instructor, trainer and manager at the Family History Library. He is excited to continue the legacy of family history with his wife and children. 

Credentials[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Master's degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology, University of Utah, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Utah, 2005
  • Minors in History and International Studies, University of Utah, 2005
  • Associate Degree in General Studies, Salt Lake Community College, 2003

Experience[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch/ Family History Library/The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints[edit | edit source]

  • Professional Services Manager, 2018-present
  • Discovery and Outreach Manager, 2017-2018
  • The FamilySearch Center and Discovery Center Manager, 2015-2016
  • British Isles Research Specialists Manager, 2013-2015
  • British Isles Research Consultant, 2008-2013
  • Information Commons Reference Consultant, 2006-2008
  • Conservation Lab Clerk, 2001-2006

Research Trips[edit | edit source]

  • Utah (on going)
  • Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, & Glamorganshire, Wales 2010 
  • Worcestershire, Birmingham, & London, England 2010
  • Eskilstuna, Sweden 2008
  • Alameda, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties California 2008
  • Yorkshire & Westmoreland England 2000

Languages[edit | edit source]

A lover of history, geography and languages, Raymon speaks, reads, and writes Italian fluently, and is learning to read records of genealogical value in French, Latin, and Swedish.

Professional Activities[edit | edit source]

Lectures and Presentations[edit | edit source]

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  • Auckland Family History Expo, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2019
  • NZ Genealogical Society: Auckland, Rotorua, Te Amuatu, Christchurch, Wanaka, Gore, Dunedin, Mosgiel, New Zealand, August 2019
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, July 2019
  • National Genealogical Society Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, May 2019
  • Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, Kelowna, British Columbia, September 2016
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, August 2014
  • Instructor, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy- Salt Lake City, Utah January 2014
  • Mormon Trails Association, 2013
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, August 2013
  • Utah Genealogical Association, Virtual Chapter March 2013
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah February 2013
  • Instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah January 2013
  • Utah Library Association, Springville, Utah September 2012
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah July-August 2012
  • Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City, Idaho, June 2012 
  • Instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah January 2012
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah October 2011
  • Family History Expos, San Mateo, California October 2011
  • Utah Genealogical Association, Virtual Chapter June 2011
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah April 2011
  • Family History Expos, Duluth, Georgia November 2010
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah October 2010
  • Family History Expos, Loveland, Colorado June 2010
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, 2008
  • Instructor at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City Utah 2006-present

Conferences attended & skillbuilding[edit | edit source]

  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah March 2013
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah July-August 2012
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy- Wales Course, Salt Lake City, Utah January 2012
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah February 2011
  • ICAPGen Family History Conference Salt Lake City, Utah October 2010
  • National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah April 2010
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilding series Salt Lake City, Utah October 2009
  • Pharos Online Training Course: Becoming a Better Genealogist in England & Wales, Sept-Oct 2009
  • Advanced Irish Methodology, Salt Lake City, Utah August 2009
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilding series Salt Lake City, Utah February 2009
  • Advanced Genealogical Methods, Salt Lake City, Utah Feburary 2009
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah July 2008
  • BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah March 2007
  • National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Richmond, Virginia May 2007

Genealogical Organizations [edit | edit source]

Leadership[edit | edit source]

  • Professional Services Manager, Family History Library
  • Manager of Discovery and Outreach Team
  • Supervisor of the FamilySearch Center and Discovery Center
  • British Isles Research Specialists Supervisor in the Family History Library 
  • Served as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) 
  • Served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Genealogical Association 
  • Helped with organizing many family history conferences 
  • Served as a member of the Genealogical Services Wiki Advisory Council
  • Served as a member of the FamilySearch Vetting Council 

Ongoing Projects[edit | edit source]

  • Currently studying children homes, hospitals, asylums, prisons, workhouses, almshouses, emigration societies, and other extensive records for the poor.
  • Studying British records and subjects abroad
  • Pursuing an Accreditation in Ireland research 

Blog[edit | edit source]