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 Community Nordic/Scandinavia
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Brandon Baird
Spain France Spanish/Hispanic Research Simplified Learning Latin America
Timothy D. Bingaman
Mid-Atlantic States Community US/Canada
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Arturo Cuellar
Mexico Community Latin America
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Phillip B. Dunn
England Scotland Community British Isles
Craig Foster
Scotland Guest Help British Isles
Mark E. Gardner
England Wales Simplified Learning British Isles
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Debbie Gurtler
Spain Mid-South States Spanish/Hispanic Research Simplified Learning Team Manager Latin America
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Jason B. Harrison
CG VIP Help Team Manager US/Canada
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Baerbel Johnson
Germany Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen Guest Help Team International
Daniël R. Jones, MS
Switzerland German and Dutch Research Simplified Learning International
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Fritz Juengling, Ph.D.
Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Sweden Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen Simplified Learning International
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Joni L. Kesler
Midwestern States England DNA VIP Help US/Canada
W. Todd Knowles
England Jewish VIP Help British Isles
Anka Magee
Norway Denmark, Sweden Guest Help Nordic/Scandinavia
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Geoffrey Fröberg Morris
Sweden, Denmark Project Manager Nordic/Scandinavia
[[User: |Camille Andrus]]
Germany German Community International
Dan Poffenberger
England Guest Help Team Manager British Isles
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Carol Smith
New England Community Team Manager US/Canada
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Lena Stout
China Simplified Learning Asia
Lauren Wake
Spain Guest Help International
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Beth Taylor
CG DNA, Quakers, Technology Guest Help 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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