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Bill-Magnum.jpg  Bill Mangum

Bill Mangum has 18+ years of experience in the software industry working for, Citrix, Novel, WordPerfect, and others. He has worked for FamilySearch for over 7 years and has learned a lot from dedicated genealogist and archivists from around the world. He finds great reward in bringing communities together to accomplish more than any one of them could do alone.

Speaking Engagements

  • FGS Conferences
  • BYU Genealogy Conferences
  • Family History Expo events
  • UGA Conference
  • BYU Education week
  • Technical Conferences –

     o Novell BrainShares (SLC, Nice France, Sydney Australia)
     o Compaq Computer Conferences in Sandiego and Toronto
     o Training Centers through North Eastern United States
     o Many others

  • Speaking at the Utah 2010 NGS conference on “Blazing Digital Trails at FamilySearch: From Record Discovery to Links and Conclusions”

Software Development Experience

  • FamilySearch - Product Management
  • Citrix System – Product Management
  • Novell – Product Management
  • WordPerfect – System Engineer


  • B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Practical Product Management, Pragmatic Marketing
  • Contextual Design – Karen Holtzblatt

Family History Experience

  • Attended Multiple Conferences (NGS, FGS, BYU Genealogy Conferences, FH Expos, more)
  • Worked with industry leading Genealogists on many occasions to understand hard problems
  • Worked with patrons at conferences to help solve individual Genealogy problems
  • Learned from hundreds of people from many countries how they do family history
  • Volunteer as Family History Consultant in local community