Expert Genealogy Guide and Writing Coach
Lisa A. Alzo, MFA, is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European genealogy and nonfiction writing. Lisa enjoys helping fellow genealogists and aspiring writers, and can’t wait to coach you through your research problem or writer’s block.
England and Wales Focus, AG®
Lindsey Bayless, AG, is a British born citizen of the Untied States. An accredited genealogist, conducting client research, Lindsey is also a volunteer professional at the Family History Library. Lindsey travels frequently to the British Isles to conduct onsite personal and client genealogical research.
Book Publishing Expert
Nancy Barnes is the author of “Stories To Tell: An Easy Guide to Self-Publishing Family History Books and Memoirs” and the owner of the publishing company www.StoriesToTellBooks.com. She helps authors through every step to publish professional and beautiful family history books.
A Top Expert on German Genealogy
James M. Beidler authored The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide and Trace Your German Roots Online. He also writes the weekly newspaper column “Roots & Branches,” teaches for online Family Tree University and edits Der Kurier, journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society.
Professional Genetic Genealogist
Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a genetic genealogist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and for the past seven years he has helped educate genealogists how to use DNA to explore their ancestry.
Consultant, mentor and strategist
Luana Darby, MLIS, is a professional genealogist and lecturer, based in Salt Lake City, with over 35 years of experience, including onsite experience in European archives. She serves on the Association of Professional Genealogists board and is an adjunct family history instructor at BYU-Idaho.
Jewish & American Genealogy
Lara Diamond has 25 years of genealogy research experience and specializes in Jewish genealogy both in the United States and Europe. She regularly blogs her own research results to show what is possible in Eastern Europe at http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com
Researcher, Family Historian
Valerie is a professional family history researcher, presenter, writer and lover of great stories. Over 20 years experience, former International Research Consultant at the Family History Library, trainer of Family History Consultants, and consultant and researcher for several TV genealogy shows.
The Chart Chick
Janet Hovorka owns Family ChartMasters, the official printing service for most genealogy companies and Genealogy.Coach. Janet has written the Zap The Grandma Gap books and workbooks and is an international speaker. She is past president of UGA and teaches genealogy at SLCC.
Expert in Online Genealogy Sources
Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is the creator of CyndisList.com; author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet; a past member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society; and an active member in several other genealogical groups.
Accredited Genealogist, Mid-South
Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in the Mid-South and Appalachia. With over 35 years of professional experience behind her, she loves helping others to make discoveries in their family’s history. She and her husband serve as Family History Center Directors.
The Family Curator, Heirloom Preservation Expert
Denise May Levenick, MA, Is the author of How to Archive Family Keepsake and How to Archive Family Photos and creator of the award-winning website theFamilyCurator.com. She is a national speaker and an instructor for GRIP, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, helping family historians learn how to preserve family photos, memorabilia, and genealogy records.
Delightful Records Expert and Mentor
Adele Marcum is a records expert with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University who has enjoyed employment at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch; as an instructor for BYU-Idaho; and as a freelance genealogist.
Swedish Genealogy Guide and Coach
Kathy Meade is currently the North American representative for ArkivDigital, an online subscription service that provides access to the Swedish historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy since 2003 giving many presentations and workshops on Swedish research around the country.
Lecturer, Author, Consultant, and Coach
George G. Morgan is an internationally recognized genealogy expert with more than 50 years experience. He is a conference and webinar speaker, an award-winning author of 12 books, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys(SM) Podcast.
Strategies for Irish Research
Donna Moughty is a lecturer, researcher and blogger specializing in Irish research problems. She attended the third and fourth Irish Genealogical Congresses in Ireland and was an instructor for the 2011 Irish course at IGHR and each October she takes groups to Ireland to research.
Start your genealogy journey here!
Mike has 35+ years experience helping beginners get started on their genealogy journey. He has extensive knowledge of FamilySearch, the Family Tree and historical records.
The Wandering Genealogist
Dale Sheldon has studied genealogy over 25 years. His extensive private research has guided him through the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany and Brazil. Mr. Sheldon has also worked in live theater and is currently working to create an online theater database.
Expert Genealogy Educator/Technologist
Drew Smith is a university librarian, a well-known genealogy author and educator, and the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. His books include Social Networking for Genealogists, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.
Let’s bust down those brick walls!
Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, sharing genealogy with youth, using creative ways to document the ancestral journey.
Expert Instructor and Research Analyst
Kelly Summers, MS, AG®, is an expert instructor and researcher, specializing in in family analysis and problem solving. She teaches university level genealogy courses at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College. Kelly serves with ICAPGen and Utah Genealogical Association.
Who wears the PANTS in your family?
Cari A. Taplin, CG, owner of GenealogyPANTS lives near Austin, Texas, and provides speaking, research and consultation services. She currently serves on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
The Photo Detective
Maureen Taylor, author of The Family Photo Detective, is an internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification, photo preservation and family history research. The Wall Street Journal dubbed her “the nation’s foremost historical photo detective.”
Genealogical Teacher, Writer, Mentor
Angela Walton-Raji is nationally known as an author, genealogist, podcaster and blogger. She hosts the weekly African Roots Podcast, and known also for her book “Black Indian Genealogy Research” first published in 1993 & revised in 2007. She currently resides in Maryland where she continues to research