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Danielle L. Batson, AG, MLS

Danielle Batson, AG, MLS is a United States and Canada reference consultant at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City. 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 include teaching genealogical classes to staff and patrons including Midwest research, Probate records, and Naturalization.

Current Wiki Projects

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Genealogical Organizations

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



Genealogical Professional Work Experience

  • 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

  • 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

Classes Taught

At the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • United States Naturalization
  • New York State Research
  • Midwest Death Records

At the BYU Genealogical Conference in Provo, Utah, July 2010

  • United States Naturalization
  • New York State Research

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