Robert Raymond works for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Robert reports to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, as a project manager for standards and specifications for the digital pipeline. One of his current projects is the ICE initiative, a multi-vendor project to develop a bibliographic metadata element set for Interoperable Citation Exchange (ICE) for genealogical records.
Robert has over 30 years experience in genealogy. Before FamilySearch, Robert worked at Ancestry.com for nearly six years. He is the staff trainer at a multi-stake Family History Center where he can also be found in the trenches working every Wednesday night. Robert is the shadow writer for one of the web’s most popular genealogical blogs and is the creator, author, and webmaster of an acclaimed family website where he has published 1,700 pages of genealogical information, including numerous articles, dozens of personal histories, dozens of maps (several of his own creation), and hundreds of pages of digitized genealogical records.
Robert has over 20 years experience in technology as a software engineer, manager, and executive. He holds over a dozen technology patents and has a masters degree in electrical engineering (computer emphasis) from Brigham Young University where he was honored as a Spencer W. Kimball Scholar.