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. To prevent wasting your time standing in line waiting for research assistance, we have implemented a paging system to connect you with needed expertise. The volunteer at the Research Assistance Desk can page a specialist to assist you with your research.

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:

Name AG CG/Other AG Specialty Current Assignment Region
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Liv H. Anderson
Norway CG Guest Services Nordic/Scandinavia
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Brandon Baird
Spain France Spanish/Hispanic Research Discovery & Outreach Latin America
Timothy D. Bingaman
Mid-Atlantic States Guest Services US/Canada
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Arturo Cuellar
Mexico Guest Services Latin America
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Phillip B. Dunn
England Scotland Guest Services British Isles
Craig Foster
Scotland Guest Services British Isles
Mark E. Gardner
England Wales Guest Services British Isles
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Debbie Gurtler
Spain Mid-South States Spanish/Hispanic Research Training Team Manager Latin America
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Jason B. Harrison
CG VIP Unit US/Canada
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Baerbel Johnson
Germany Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen Guest Services International
Daniël R. Jones, MS
Switzerland German and Dutch Research Guest Services International
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Fritz Juengling, Ph.D.
Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Sweden Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen Guest Services International
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Joni L. Kesler
Midwestern States England DNA Discovery & Outreach US/Canada
W. Todd Knowles
England Jewish FHC Services British Isles
Anka Magee
Norway Denmark, Sweden Guest Services Nordic/Scandinavia
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Marilyn J. Markham
New England Guest Services US/Canada
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Geoffrey Fröberg Morris
Sweden and Denmark Guest Services Nordic/Scandinavia
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Sonja Ruth Hoeke-Nishimoto
Germany Switzerland Polish and Dutch research Guest Services International
Dan Poffenberger
England Guest Services Manager British Isles
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Carol Smith
New England VIP Unit US/Canada
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Lena Stout
China Guest Services Asia
Heidi G. Sugden
France Austria and Germany Guest Services International
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Beth Taylor
CG DNA, Quakers, Technology Training Team US/Canada

These specialists are occasionally available:

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
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Joseph B. Everett, MLS
German and Russian Research FHC Services Manager International
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Lisa Mary Elizabeth McBride
Mid-South States FHC Support US/Canada
David Oswald, MLS
Digital Describe British Isles
Raymon L. Naisbitt
England Discovery & Outreach Manager British Isles
Yvonne Sorenson
New England Canada Library Operations Manager US/Canada
Kathy Warburton
Member & Public Outreach British Isles

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