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David E. Rencher.jpg  David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS[edit | edit source]

He is employed by the Family History Department in Salt Lake City as the Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and as the Chief Genealogical Officer (CGO) for FamilySearch. He has been a professional genealogist since 1977.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • B.A. Family and Local History: Brigham Young University,1980   

Credentials[edit | edit source]

  • Accredited Genealogist with ICAPGen in Ireland research
  • Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists

Fellowships[edit | edit source]

  • Fellow of Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA)
  • Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London (FIGRS)

Experience[edit | edit source]

  • Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Athens, Georgia
  • Irish course coordinator and instructor for the British Institute (BI), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Associations [edit | edit source]

  • Past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000
  • Past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995
  • Former Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Genealogical Society, and International Association for Jewish Genealogical Society for Record Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC)
  • Vice-President of Development for the Federation of Genealogical Societies
  • Former trustee for the National Institute of Genealogical Research Alumni Association (NIGRAA)
  • Former trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations
  • Board Member of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH)

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