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Joan2.1.jpg Joan E. Healey, AG

Works as a research consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah,for FamilySearch, a non-profit holding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


I have presented at conferences: National Genealogical Society (2010) Syllabus, Salt Lake Genealogy Institute, ICAPGen, Brigham Young University, Utah Genealogical Association, South Davis Family History Fair, Family History Expos, Riverton FamilySearch Library, Family History Conferences, and the Family History Library.

Future Conferences and Presentations:

June 2012:Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

NGS 2012: Birmingham, Alabama


  • BS, University of Utah, June 1974, Salt Lake City, Utah 


  • Accredited Genealogist Midwestern States 2001-present

Accredited Genealogist (AG) is a registered service mark of International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists® (ICAPGen), used under license by accredited associates who meet the genealogical competency standards of ICAPGen.

  • I nurture an interest in American Indian and African American records and research
  • Contributes to the Utah Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society, Newsletter
  • Past Board member of the Utah Genealogical Association, worked with the Pioneer Certificates and First Families of Utah

Current Wiki Projects

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Conference Attendance

National Insitute Genealogical Research 2011, Washington D.C. 2011

Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research - "Researching African American Ancestors", Birmingham, Alabama, Samford University, 2010 and 2008

National Genealogical Society, "Follow Your Ancestral Trail", Salt Lake City, Utah 2010

The First International Black Genealogy Summit "Reconnecting Lost Links", Fort Wayne, Indiana 2009

Other Interest

I enjoy reading biographies, motivational books. The Art of Start, and Enchantment, both by Guy Kowasaki.

I have baked and decorated three groom cakes and fourteen wedding, some anniversary, and many birthday cakes, for family and friends.