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Sylvie Pysnak AG®

Sylvie Pysnak, AG® was born and raised in the Czech Republic. She is currently employed by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Slavic Research Consultant in the International Research Consultation Unit at the Family History Library. Sylvie is accredited in Czech research, has a working knowledge of many Eastern European languages and has researched on-site in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. She has been writing publications and has taught at various conferences since 1998.

Education[edit | edit source]

1979 - 1983
TECHNICAL SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION
Emphasis on Architecture and Civil Engineering
Ostrava, Czech Republic

1983 - 1986
CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Prague, Czech Republic

Specialized Training[edit | edit source]

1999
ICAPGEN
Czech Republic Accreditation

2001
SALT LAKE INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGY
Scandinavian Research Course

August 2003
FAMILYSEARCH
Personal Ancestral File 5.2 Training Course

2004
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
History 422 Section 613 - German Documents

January 9-13, 2006
SALT LAKE INSTITUTE OF GENEALOGY
Eastern Europe Course

2007
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Russian 2010-001

2008
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Russian 2020-001

March 9-13, 2009
FAMILYSEARCH
Advanced Genealogical Methods Course with Thomas W. Jones

October 2010
FAMILYSEARCH
Learning Web 2.0 Web Technologies Course

Specialized Certification[edit | edit source]

August 1, 2016
FAMILYSEARCH
Find, Take, Teach, Certification

January 3, 2019
FAMILYSEARCH
Heart Specialist Certification

Professional Experience[edit | edit source]

1992 - 1998
ST. GEORGE TEMPLE, St. George, UT
Office Clerk

1998 - 2019
FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY, Salt Lake City, UT
Slavic Research Consultant
International Research Consultation Unit

Genealogical Experience[edit | edit source]

Presented at the following conferences:

  • 2006 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy:

Sources and Procedures for Genealogical Research in the Czech Republic
Genealogical Sources of the Kingdom of Hungary: including modern day Hungary, Slovakia, Transylvania, and Slavonia

  • 2007 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy:

Use of Reference Tools in Germanic/Slavic Areas of Research
Genealogical Research in Germanic/Slavic areas

  • 2007 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy:

Eastern Continental Resources at the Family History Center

  • 2007 FEEFHS Conference:

Finding Your Czech Ancestors

  • 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy:

Czech Republic Research
Slovak Research
Hungarian Research

Attended following conferences:

  • 1999 BYU Genealogical Conference
  • 2001 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  • 2005 BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference
  • 2005 FGS/UGA
  • 2006 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  • 2007 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  • 2007 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
  • 2007 FEEFHS Conference

Areas of Responsibility[edit | edit source]

  • Albania
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

and...

  • Melanesia
  • New Caledonia
  • Oceania
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu

Email: pysnaks@familysearch.org

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