Consultant, mentor and strategist
Luana M. Darby, founder of Lineages by Luana, grew up in Washington state in a multi-generational family. She obtained a B.A. in Family History from BYU and a master\’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in May of 2012. She has received her genealogical accreditation in U.S. Midwest States.
In addition to her education at BYU and SJSU, Luana has been featured as a course instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the British Institute. In January 2015, she joined the faculty of BYU-Idaho as an online family history instructor.
Genealogy and the recording of family history has always been a passion for Luana. She began organizing photos, documents, and information on her grandmother\’s family in 1977 and has researched for others since 1985. She frequently travels to Europe for onsite research. She has served on the Utah Genealogical Association, Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild boards.