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Ruth portrait resized 2.jpg  Ruth Lapioli Merriman, MLS, AG®[edit | edit source]

Ruth is the manager of the International Research Consultation Unit in the Family History Library. She has worked for the Family History Department for over 30 years with time off now and then to raise a family. She cataloged books and microfilms for the U.S., Italy, France, England and Wales for many years before moving to the Library. Ruth has done Italian genealogical research for 30 years – she loves it and considers it a terminal affliction.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Bachelor of Arts: English, BYU (1973)
  •      Minor: Geography
  • Master of Library Science, BYU (1974)

Credentials[edit | edit source]

  • Accredited Genealogist® in Italy: 2003-present International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen,

Experience:[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Indexing (Italian records)
  • Family History Consultant
  • International Research Consultation Manager, 2008-present
  • International Research Consultation, Italian specialist 2007-2009
  • International Cataloger 1977-1980, 1982-1983, 1985-2007
  • Children’s Librarian, Coronado, CA 1980-1982
  • Children’s Librarian, Colton, CA 1974-1976

Associations[edit | edit source]

Lecturer and Presenter[edit | edit source]

  • IAGI (Istituto Araldico Genealogico Italiano), Bologna, Italy
  • BYU Annual Conference on Family History and Genealogy
  • ICAPGen National Conference
  • Family History Expos in St. Geroge, Ogden and Logan, Utah
  • South Davis Family History Fair
  • Family History Library
  • POINTers National Conference

Published[edit | edit source]

  • POINTers, the American Journal of Italian Genealogy (articles appear in each issue)
  • AMHS NOTIZIARIO, The Official Newsletter of the Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Societyof the Washington DC Area
  • Interviewed for The Ambassador, publication of the NIAF