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Professional Experience
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45 years experience as Genealogist

  • Worked with as an ExpertConnect Professional Researcher completing over 70 projects.
  • Extensive research of United States records of all types at Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
  • Member GeneaBloggers

Volunteer Experience

  • President, Challis Family Organization
  • Editor and compiler, The Robert Austin of Rhode Island Dbase for the AFAOA. I have the largest privately held Austin surname database.
  • Serving as Family History Consultant in Highland 5th Ward
  • Contributor to FamilySearch Wiki

Localities Covered

  • Paternal Ancestry Primarily in Essex and Northamptonshire England with extensive experience working in those areas.

Special Skills

Archives & Libraries Frequented

  • Family History Library. We live very near the Family History Library and so have easy access to all their holdings.
  • Multiple online research sites

Services & Rates

  • Document search at Library in SLC - $25/hr
  • Research on ancestor lines - $25/hr or $175/day for 8-10 hours
  • Searches longer than 1 day require 50% deposit
  • Some searches will be done at reduced or no charge

Contact Information


phone 801-367-5301

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Geneabloggers
  • LinkedIn genealogy related groups
  • Registered at FamilySearch