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Lisa Alzo

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.

Lindsey Bayless

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.

Nancy Barnes

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 She helps authors through every step to publish professional and beautiful family history books.

James M. Beidler

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.

Blaine T. Bettinger

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.

Luana Darby

Consultant, mentor and strategist

Luana Darby, MLIS, AG 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.

Translates: German, French, Spanish and Latin docs.

Lara Diamond

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

Translates: Hebrew

Valerie Elkins

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.

Janet Hovorka

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.

Cyndi Ingle

Expert in Online Genealogy Sources

Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 36 years, is the creator of; 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.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

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.

Denise May Levenick

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 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.

Adele Marcum

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 and FamilySearch; as an instructor for BYU-Idaho; and as a freelance genealogist.

Kathy Meade

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.

George G. Morgan

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.

Donna M Moughty

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.

Mike Provard

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.

Dale Sheldon

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.

Drew Smith

Drew Smith is a university librarian, co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, and host of the podcast Genealogy Connection. His books include Social Networking for Genealogists, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, and Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher.

Nicka Smith

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.

Diahan Southard

Your DNA Guide

Diahan is Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic genealogy results.

Kelly Summers

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. Translates: Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Italian and Scandinavian docs.

Cari A. Taplin

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.

Maureen Taylor

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.”

Angela Y. Walton-Raji

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

Darris G. Williams

Darris G. Williams, AG® Wales Darris Williams, AG, has a Bachelor degree in Family & Community History. He worked as a British reference consultant at the Family History Library for 15 years and a co-founder of the FamilySearch wiki. Darris is presently a customer development specialist, freelance genealogist and family history instructor.

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