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=== Credentials  ===
=== Credentials  ===
*Certified Genealogist, CG  
*Certified Genealogist, CG with the [http://www.bcgcertification.org/ Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)]<br>
*Accredited Genealogist, AG<sup>®</sup> (England)
*Accredited Genealogist, AG<sup>®</sup> (England) with the [http://www.icapgen.org/icapgen/ International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)]<br>
=== Experience  ===
=== Experience  ===

Revision as of 22:47, 3 May 2011

DespainMA.JPG  Marci A. Despain,  BA, CG, AG

Marci has been involved in family history since 1999 and has been a professional researcher since 2000.  She has always loved reading about history and more especially the lives of her ancestors. While attending Brigham Young University, she decided to major in Family History with an emphasis in the British Isles. In 2003 she conducted an internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England and then in 2004 started working at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where she is currently a British Research Consultant.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Family History (British Isles), Brigham Young University (BYU), 2005
  • Minor in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, BYU, 2005



Brigham Young University

  • Family History Internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 2003
  • Family History Teacher's & Research Assistant, 2000-2004

Family History Library

  • British Research Consultant, 2008-present
  • Information Commons Reference Consultant, 2006-2008
  • Information & Training Services Assistant, 2005
  • Library Attendant, 2004

Professional Genealogy Research

  • Conducting private client research since 2000

Research Trips

  • Illinois & Missouri 2010
  • Auckland, New Zealand 2010
  • England 2009
  • Alberta, Canada 2007
  • Idaho 2005-present
  • Utah 2000-present
  • England & Scotland 2003


Professional Activities


  • Genealogy Roundtable Vice-Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Utah, 2010-2011


  • Family History Expo, Pleasanton, California, October 2010
  • ULA Fall Workshop, Brigham City, Utah, September 2010
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah, August 2010
  • Family History Expo, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2010
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists Hibiscus Coast Branch's Family History Bonanza, Catholic Church Hall, Orewa, July 2010
  • Auckland City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2010
  • New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010
  • ULA Fall Workshop, Fillmore, Utah, 2009
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009
  • BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008
  • Teaching monthly patron classes at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004-present

Conferences Attended

  • Utah Library Association (ULA), Layton, Utah, May 2011
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2011
  • New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010
  • Utah Library Association (ULA), St. George, Utah, May 2010
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2010
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 & 2009
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009
  • BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Boston, Massachusetts, 2006
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005
  • ICAPGen Professional Conference at BYU, Provo, Utah, 2003
  • BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2002

Genealogical Organization Memberships