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Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his mother in 1961, and served in the France/Belgium Mission from 1969 to 1971.  Also, lived in Quebec and Alberta, Canada.



MPA Graduate studies BYU - 1995-6

BA  University Studies (Linguistics, Religion, French, Sociology) BYU - 1978

AA  Professional Genealogical Research BYU - 1978

AA  Gerontology - BYU  1975

Studies at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC 1972-4; transferred to BYU.


AG - French-Canadian and Acadian Research 1977

AG - France 1984

AG - Canada (General) 1985

AG - Belgium 1986

Also, research experience in Switzerland, Ukraine, Italy, and British Isles.



Phillips Cables - Lab Technician, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 1971-2;

Librarian - BYU Harold B. Lee Library, Provo, Utah - 1975-8;

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Finances, Provo, Utah - 1975-8; 

Research Assistant - BYU Humanities, Provo, Utah - 1975-7;

Professional Genealogical Research - 1975 to present;

Camera Operator - Quebec, Canada - microfilming Catholic Registers - 1978-80;

Head Accountant - HH Smith Customs Broker - Coutts, Alberta, Canada - 1980-2;

Family History Library - 1983 to present (worked in Field Services Unit, Correspondence Unit, International Reference Unit, and presently in US/Canada Unit (1995 to present).


UGA Board of Directors 1984-7;


Lectures and Presenter at the following locations:

Many genealogical seminars throughout Canada and the United States, from 1984 onwards; including BYU Family History and Genealogical seminars (many times). 

Membership in Genealogical Societies

Association of Professional Genealogists - Lifetime membership;

Société Généalogique Canadienne-Françoise - Lifetime membership;

Utah Genealogical Association - Lifetime membership;

and annual memberships in many other societies and websites.



Mainly published books for the family and donated a copy to the Family History Library, so that patrons could also have access to the information.  See the Family History Catalog link 

Projects participated in

US Census WIKI Project 2009-10;

Wrote several WIKI articles 2009-10.