Family History Library Research Specialists

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Research specialists are available to answer your research questions in person when you visit the Family History Library in Salt Lake City! Our professional research specialists are either Accredited or Certified as Genealogists.To request assistance with your family history research, go to the Research Assistance desk on the B1 International floor, the B2 British floor, or the U.S./Canada 2nd floor. Research Specialists have extensive knowledge of records, resources, and research experience in the British Isles, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Scandinavia, and the United States. They can also read, write, and speak many languages. Resources are also available to assist you with Asian, African, and Polynesian family history.

If you are not able to come to Salt Lake City, you can take online classes in our Learning Center for various localities and subjects. For local research assistance, you can find help at FamilySearch Libraries or Family History Centers. To find help in your area, click on the following link: Local Help and enter your zip code or city.

These specialists are generally available:[edit | edit source]

Name AG CG/Other AG Specialty Current Assignment Region
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Liv H. Anderson
Norway CG, AG Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish Research Nordic Research Team Nordic/Scandinavia
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Brandon Baird
Spain France, Mexico Hispanic, Portugal, Brazil, France, and Italy Research Research Specialist Latin America
Timothy D. Bingaman
Mid-Atlantic States Community US/Canada
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Charlotte N. Champenois
Germany, Denmark Research Specialist German/Slavic
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Arturo Cuellar
Mexico Spanish/Hispanic Research Research Specialist Latin America
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Phillip B. Dunn
England Ireland (Scotland AG renewal - TB in-process) Greater London & big city, North country, Nonconformists, 17th C. immigration, online (England) church Records-tracking Community, Tier 3 Training, Guest Help British Isles, Brit. Subjects abroad
Craig L. Foster
Scotland Ireland Ireland, Scotland, LDS Research Specialist British Isles
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Debbie Gurtler
Spain Mid-South States, Mexico, Spain Spanish/Hispanic Research Latin America-Southern Europe Team Manager Latin America
Jason B. Harrison
CG VIP Hosting & Research Services Manager US/Canada
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Baerbel Johnson
Germany Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen Research in German-speaking countries, Dutch research, Polish research Guest Help Team German/Slavic
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Cara Jones
Mid-Atlantic Region VIP Hosting & Research Services US/Canada

Daniël R. Jones, MS
Switzerland German and Dutch Research Simplified Learning German/Slavic
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Fritz Juengling, Ph.D.
Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, and Sweden Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen German, Dutch, Scandinavian-speaking countries

Raymon L. Naisbitt, M.Ed.

England England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand Professional Services Manager British Isles
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Lyn Rasmussen
CG Research Specialist US/Canada
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Joni L. Kesler
Midwestern States England DNA VIP Hosting & Research Services US/Canada
W. Todd Knowles
England Jewish VIP Hosting & Research Services British Isles
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Geoffrey Fröberg Morris
Sweden Denmark Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian Nordic Research Team Manager Nordic/Scandinavia
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Tanner Blair Tolman
Denmark Denmark, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish Research Specialist Nordic/Scandinavia
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Camille Andrus
Germany Armenia, Germany, Poland Research Specialist German/Slavic
Dan Poffenberger
England England, Ireland British Research Team Manager British Isles

Kori Robbins

England England Research Specialist British Isles
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Lena Stout
Asia Asia Research

Team Manager


Ellie Vance

Russia and Eastern European Research Specialist German/Slavic
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Lauren Vasylyev
Spain Hispanic, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Italian Research Research Specialist Latin America
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Beth Taylor
CG DNA, Quakers, Technology Guest Help US/Canada
Yvonne Sorenson
New England Canada US/Canada Research Team Manager US/Canada
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Savannah Larson

Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian Research Specialist Nordic/Scandinavia
Jacqueline Kanyuck Research Specialist US/Canada
Brittney Condie Research Specialist US/Canada

These specialists are occasionally available:[edit | edit source]

Name AG CG/Other AG Specialty Current Assignment Region
Deborah Baldridge
Digital Describe US/Canada
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Danielle L. Batson, MLS
Midwestern States Wiki Projects US/Canada
David Oswald, MLS
Digital Describe British Isles
Kathy Warburton
Member & Public Outreach British Isles

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