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Lisa ( Mary Elizabeth) McBride, B.S.

Lisa is a research consultant for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. She is a native of Colorado, but spent most of her youth in the Chicago-land area.  After five years in Mesa, Arizona, she moved to Utah in 1981. Her specialties are Southern States and Canadian research. She especially enjoys learning and researching about Tennessee in the Civil War. Most of her own ancestors came directly from England to the Midwest. In addition she has a New England Mayflower line, a Pennsylvania Dutch line, and a line of English South Africans. She is actively involved as a FamilySearch Family Tree Power User, a FamilySearch indexer, and as a contributor the the FamilySearch Wiki. She and her husband have a large family with 8 children, their spouses, and 13 grandchildren. She teaches piano, and enjoys travel, gardening, and healthy cooking. 



Currently completing Accreditation as a professional genealogist in Mid-South States. 

        ICAPGEN, Salt Lake City, UT


  • US/Canada Research Consultant, Family History Library: November 2010-present
  • US/Canada Temporary Research Consultant, Family History Library: April 2007-October 2010
  • Family History Instructor, Layton, Utah, Kayscreek Family History Center: 2006-2010
  • Private Client Research: 2006-present

Community Involvement

  • UGA Conference Committee: 2007-2009

Lecturer and Presenter at the following locations:

  • Ogden Regional Family History Conference: 2009
  • Layton Kayscreek Stake: 2006-present

Classes Taught

  • U.S. Immigration 1820-1950
  • Canadian Immigration Records
  • Organizing Your Files
  • Using Online Resources
  • Basic U.S. Research
  • Introduction to FamilySearch Indexing
  • Introduction to U.S. Census Records
  • Lucinda Elam: a Mid-Tennessee Case Study 1836–1903
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas: Molly Gibson Case Study 1841–1910
  • Family History Library Favorites


Binkleys in America Online User Group
Cheatham County Tennessee Historical and Genealogical Association Ashland City, TN
Legacy Testing Online User Group
Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Nashville, TN
National Genealogical Society Arlington, VA
New England Historic Genealogical Society  Boston, MA
Northern Gila County Genealogical Society Payson, AZ
Robertson County Tennessee Historical Society Springfield, TN
Utah Genealogical Association, Salt Lake City, UT

Online Activity


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