Stephen Thompson has been a high school teacher of physics, engineering, and robotics since 1968. He retired in 2013 to full-time genealogy. He and his wife were Managers at the Indianapolis Bishops Storehouse. After which they co-chaired the Usher Committee of the Indianapolis Temple open-house. In December 2015 he commenced a wiki support mission.
Family History Research has been Stephen's choice of refreshment since he was 16 years of age. At age 20, Stephen and Ruthanne were married and joined the Church in Terre Haute, Indiana, transfered to BYU and started learning genealogical research tools.
Stephen and his wife, Ruthanne enjoy their 7 children and 35 grandchildren. They live in Indiana and the extended family is located in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.