User:Savvig

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Savannah Larson, BA
I've always been especially fond of stories connecting me to the past. I claimed history was my LEAST favorite class in grade school. But honestly, as I child, I read history books for fun, and watched Ghost Whisperer every Friday night. When I opened FamilySearch for the first time to learn more about my ancestry, I was hooked for life.

Over the years, I've accumulated almost ten years of amateur family history experience and have supplemented it with three years of University training on the subject. I've taken advanced U.S. and World History classes, as well as research-based classes on Family History and Law, Southern Family History Research, and German paleography. As a supplement to coursework, I've personally researched projects in the Midwest, California, Mexico, and the Nordic Countries, and I'm comfortable translating documents in Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Family History (2019)

Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Internship at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (2019)
  • Researcher at BYU's Center for Family History and Genealogy, involved in the following projects:
    • Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency - Repatriation Project (2017-2020)
    • Nauvoo Community Project (2017)
  • Research Assistant (2019-2020) - Helped to translate letters for the publication of Saints v.2.

Conferences Attended[edit | edit source]

  • NGS 2020
  • RootsTech 2013-2020

Classes Taught[edit | edit source]

Research Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Swedish Genealogy
  • Finnish Genealogy
  • Norwegian Genealogy
  • Danish Genealogy
  • DNA - Adoption Research
  • Research Strategy and Organization

Languages[edit | edit source]

  • Swedish – I can speak, read, and write
  • Norwegian and Danish – I can read some of each

Online Activity[edit | edit source]