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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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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.