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Family History Library Research Specialists > Danielle L. Batson, AG, MLS

Danielle L. Batson, AG, MLS[edit | edit source]

Danielle is an employee of FamilySearch and currently works as Wiki Content Manager for the FamilySearch Research Wiki. She has worked full time on the Research Wiki since 2014.

Previous experience includes working as a United States and Canada reference consultant at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City from 2000 to 2013. She is an accredited genealogist for the Midwest states. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 from Brigham Young University in Family History – Genealogy and completed a Masters in Library Science in May 2007 from the University of North Texas. Her work history includes working for a small genealogical company for 3 ½ years. In 2000, she began working part-time at the FHL as a reference consultant and also free-lanced as a professional genealogist doing research projects for clients. In March 2006, she was hired as a full-time employee at the FHL. Her genealogical research experience includes Midwest, New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern states research. She has also performed on-site research in New England, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and D.C. Her duties at the FHL in the past included teaching genealogical classes to staff and patrons including Midwest research, Probate records, and Naturalization. She also worked part-time on the Research Wiki from 2009 to 2013.

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Education
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Genealogical Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Mid Atlantic States, January 2006
  • Advanced New England Research, January 2007 
  • Colonial American Research, January 2009 


Credentials[edit | edit source]

ICAPGen Volunteer Experience[edit | edit source]

  • ICAPGen Board Commissioner: Jan 2010 to Dec 2016
  • Renewal Chair: Jan 2010 to Nov 2012
  • Emeritus Chair: Jan 2013 to Dec 2014
  • ICAPGen President Elect: 2014
  • ICAPGen President: Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
  • ICAPGen Past President: 2017

Genealogical Professional Work Experience
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  • Genealogy Research Associates, 1997-2000 - Record Search Quality Control and various other positions 
  • Batson Genealogy Services, 2000-2006 - Freelance Professional Genealogist performing research for clients and sub-contracting for various genealogical companies
  • Family History Library, 2000-Current - US/Canada Research Consultant


Areas of Genealogical Research Experience
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  • Midwestern Region of the United States - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • New England Region of the United States - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States - Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland
  • Mid-South Region of the United States - Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri
  • African American Research



Classes Taught
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Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • United States Naturalization
  • New York State Research
  • Midwest Death Records
  • US Immigration Records
  • Beginning African American Research

U.S. Research Series, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah - Oct 2015

  • "Why didn't my ancestor naturalize?": Navigating US Naturalization Records

U.S. Research Series, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah - Aug 2016

  • "Why didn't my ancestor naturalize?": Navigating US Naturalization Records
  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What it can do for you!

African American Research Series, FHL, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2015

  • Beginning African American Research

Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2008

  • U.S. Naturalization Records

BYU Genealogical Conference in Provo, Utah - July 2010

  • United States Naturalization
  • New York State Research

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Conference, Adelphia, Maryland - 2010

  • FamilySearch Tools to Connect and Collaborate

Family History Expo, Kansas City - 2011

  • US Vital Records
  • Beginning African American Research
  • US Immigration Records

ICAPGen Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2012

  • United States Naturalization

Family History Expo, Mesa, 2013

  • Beginning African American Research
  • U.S. Naturalization Records

ICAPGen Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2013

  • US Naturalization: Navigating the Records
  • Beginning African American Research

FGS, San Antonio, Texas - 2014

  • Beginning African American Research

BYU-Conference on Family History Genealogy - co-sponsored with ICAPGen, Provo, Utah - 2015

  • "Why didn't my ancestor naturalize?": Navigating US Naturalization Records
  • Overview of the ICAPGen Accreditation Process

BYU-Conference on Family History Genealogy - co-sponsored with ICAPGen, Provo, Utah - 2016

  • Overview of the ICAPGen Accreditation Process

Rootstech - Salt Lake City, Utah - 2018

  • FamilySearch Wiki: Key to Solving Research Problems

Rootstech - Salt Lake City, Utah - 2020

  • Power Hour: Guided Research on the FamilySearch Research Wiki

Rootstech - Salt Lake City, Utah - 2021

  • A Genealogist’s Secret Weapon: The FamilySearch Research Wiki
  • How FamilySearch Can Help You Find Your Family
  • Demo: Discovering Ancestors Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki