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Daniel R. Jones, MS, AG®
is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Swiss and German research. After graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University, Daniel worked professionally for over a dozen years in helping several high-profile clients with research all over Europe. He has experience in numerous archives across more than a dozen countries in Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia. Daniel has also presented at multiple national conferences, including FGS, IGHR, SLIG, FEEFHS, and RootsTech. He is currently a research specialist in Germanic and Slavic Europe for the Family History Library.



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Education and Credentials[edit | edit source]

  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Family History, magna cum laude (2002)
  • University of Utah, M.S. History---Early Modern Europe (2014)
  • Accredited Genealogist in Switzerland and Germany

Employment and Service[edit | edit source]

International Archives Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Herisau, Switzerland
  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Glarus, Switzerland
  • Aarau, Switzerland
  • Kassel, Germany
  • Hannover, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Boppard, Germany
  • Magdeburg, Germany
  • Eisenach, Germany
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Nürnberg, Germany
  • Hohenstein, Germany
  • Oppenheim, Germany
  • Herrstein, Germany
  • Öhringen, Germany
  • Regensburg, Germany
  • Würzburg, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Graz, Austria
  • Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Rzeszów, Poland
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Lódz, Poland
  • Przemyśl, Poland
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Maribor, Slovenia
  • Fano, Italy
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Sundsvall, Sweden
  • L'viv, Ukraine
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Kilkenny, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Hertford, England
  • Cardiff, Wales
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Adelaide, Australia

Presenter at the following Conferences and Seminars[edit | edit source]

  • GRIP, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2022 (upcoming)
  • PALAM, Denver, Colorado, 2022 (upcoming)
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2021
  • PALAM, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2021
  • National Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, 2020
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2020
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS): Salt Lake City, Utah, 2019
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy: Provo, Utah, 2019
  • International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP): Sacramento, California, 2019
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2019
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): Salt Lake City, Utah, 2019
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy: Provo, Utah, 2018
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS): Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2018
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS): Salt Lake City, Utah, 2018
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR): Athens, Georgia, 2018
  • Cochrane Family History Conference: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, 2018
  • RootsTech: Salt Lake City, Utah, 2018
  • Ogden Family History Center 2017 Conference: Ogden, Utah, 2017
  • Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR): Athens, Georgia, 2017
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies (FEEFHS): Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017
  • Western European Family History Conference: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017
  • European Family History Conference: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies: Salt Lake City, Utah, 2016
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015
  • Swiss Seminar: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014
  • South Africa Seminar: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013

Classes and Lectures[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]
  • How could Grandma be Wrong? Analyzing Family Records
  • Digging is Funner than Clicking: Finding Records in the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Finding European Ancestors: Records and Resources
  • Foreign Language Research: Tools for Reading Genealogical Documents
Nordic[edit | edit source]
  • Nordic National Archives: Websites for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
Germany[edit | edit source]
  • At Home with German Records: Online Resources for Research in Germany
  • Advanced German Research Strategies
  • Solving Complex Genealogical Problems: The Case of Balthasar Weber
  • Complex Thinking: Using non-parish registers to solve research problems
  • Defending the Vaterland: German Military Records
  • Identifying towns in Germany (workshop)
Netherlands[edit | edit source]
  • Going Dutch: Finding Families in Online Records of the Netherlands
Poland[edit | edit source]
  • Polish Civil Registration
  • Polish Parish Registers
  • Polish Historical Geography
Switzerland[edit | edit source]
  • From the Alps to the Rhine: Beginning Your Swiss Research
  • Don't Miss Your Swiss! The Quirks of Researching in Switzerland
  • Finding the Father: Using Court Records to Identify Relationships

FamilySearch Classes and Online Learning Courses[edit | edit source]

Publications[edit | edit source]

  • "The Grain of Salt," Crossroads (Utah Genealogical Association)
  • "Swiss Immigrants", German-American Genealogy

Research Interests[edit | edit source]

  • South Africa genealogy
  • Eastern European research
  • Swiss town records
  • European royalty and nobility genealogy
  • Latin American research

Languages[edit | edit source]

  • German: speak, read, and write
  • Dutch: speak, read, and write
  • Latin, French, Italian, Spanish – reading ability

Online Activity[edit | edit source]


Miscellaneous things[edit | edit source]

Switzerland census records
year 1757-1758 Baden, Aargau - 1185178, 1, 1079
year 1661, Rudgers Altorf, 1185179, 3, 85 - list of conversions.