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Family History Library: United States and Canada Reference Consultants > Patricia N. Hardesty, AG

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I am a research consultant for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, focusing on United States and Canadian research. I have worked in the library since 1978, Prior to that, I worked for the library while going to the University of Utah for three and a half years. 

I worked in the L. D. S. Church and General Reference Unit until it was merged with the United States and Canadian Reference unit in 1991. I am accredited in LDS research, knowing LDS temple records and membership records very well. I have become proficient in genealogical research in the United States in the past twenty years in Mid-West, New England, Western, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-South states

I earned a Bachelors degree, cum laude, in Elementary Education.


United States and Canadian Research Consultant in the Family History Library continuous from 1991 to the present

LDS Church and General Reference Consultant in the Genealogical Library, 1978–1991

Elementary School Teacher, 1974–1976

Special Collections Consultant (LDS Temple Records) at the Genealogical Library, 1972–1974

Library Record Attendant at the Genealogical Library, 1971–1972

Churchill Jr.School Library 1970


Accreditation in L. D. S. Church Records Research

Genealogical Research Expertise

  • Midwestern Region of the United States — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Western Region of the United States — Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
  • New England Region of the United States — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States —  New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
  • Mid-South Region of the United States — Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Organizations & Associations

National Genealogical Assiciation

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

Mormon History Association


BS in Elementary Education from the University of Utah

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