Schedule of Classes and Labs
Lab and Class Descriptions
The FamilySearch Catalog: A Researcher's Best Friend
Where can you find the answer to your difficult research problem? It might be hidden in one of the billions of records held by the Family History Library, many digitized and available online. Learn about, then try your hand at various search strategies to locate records for your ancestor using the online FamilySearch Catalog.
Perspectives on Accreditation
Discover the benefits of becoming an Accredited Genealogist (AG) researcher. Learn what it takes to earn the AG credential and explore ways to prepare for accreditation.
Wild, Wild Research in the Mountain West
Research in the Mountain West States (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY) requires thinking on a large scale; the area stretches from Canada to Mexico, was part of six countries’ histories, and had a large native population with its own history. Learn research strategies and resources for this special region; research Out West can get a little wild!
Intermediate Irish Research: Because There’s No Such Thing as Beginning Irish Research
Tips for successful research in Ireland.
Beginning Danish Research
This class will introduce basic research of Denmark, including naming practices, record types, resources, and websites.
Methodology for Midwestern Families
Thousands of ancestral families have connections to the Midwest. They may have passed through to pioneer elsewhere, or worked to establish firm roots that have anchored their family for generations. In this class you will learn the necessary methodology and resources for conducting thorough and accurate Midwestern research.
Navigating U.S. Naturalization Records
Can’t find your ancestor’s naturalization record? This class will focus on what you need to know about the naturalization process, the records that were created, and most importantly, the best strategy to find your ancestor's naturalization records.
Locating London Ancestors: Helps for Finding Your Ancestors in a Metropolis
It is estimated that, prior to 1900, 20% of England’s population lived in London. Thousands passed through en route to Canada, America, and Australia etc. This class will look at background information, strategies and record collections to help you locate and learn more about your London ancestors. The same techniques work for other big cities in England.
Lab and Class Instructors
Danielle Batson, AG
Danielle is an Accredited GenealogistⓇ researcher in the U.S. Midwest States. She has worked for FamilySearch since 2000 and was a U.S./Canada reference consultant in the Family History Library for 13 years. She now works full time on the FamilySearch Research WIki as a Wiki Project Supervisor.
Lindsey Bayless, AG
Lindsey Bayless, AG, was born and raised in London and has knowledge of, and passion for, genealogical research in England and Wales. Lindsey is British Isles Regional Chair on the ICAPGen Testing Committee and is a volunteer Research Specialist at the Family History Library and member of the Steering Committee for the Lindon 6 Stake Center. She makes annual research trips to archives in England.
Robert M. Call, AG
Robert M. Call is an Accredited Genealogist® having tested in the Midwestern United States region. Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in family history from Brigham Young University and a master’s in history from Utah State University. He is employed as a researcher for Legacy Tree Genealogists, is an adjunct instructor for BYU, and serves as a commissioner for ICAPGen.
Diana Elder, AG
Diana Elder, AG, is a professional genealogist and author. She is accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States and is the Presentation Specialist for ICAPGen. Diana is the author of the bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogists Guide and creator of the “Research Like a Pro” study group and eCourse. Diana shares research tips on her website, Family Locket (http://familylocket.com) and presents regularly at genealogy conferences, teaching the methods she uses every day to solve challenging genealogical problems.
Dayna Jacobs, AG
Dayna Jacobs, AG, serves as a Commissioner for ICAPGen℠, and is on the Board of Directors for the Utah Genealogical Association, facilitating both organizations' social media outreach via blogs, Facebook,Twitter, and newsletters. Dayna is one of five professionals accredited for U.S. Mountain West States research. She has been researching, teaching, and writing since 1988 and has been on staff at the Monterey, California Family History Center since 1998. Dayna enjoys educating and mentoring genealogists, and her genealogy blog, On Granny's Trail, is a resource for Western States research and beyond.
Fritz Juengling, AG
Fritz Juengling, AG, received his Doctorate in Germanic Philology from the University of Minnesota. He is an Accredited Genealogist researcher for Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Sweden through ICAPGen, and certified by the Verband deutschsprachiger Berufsgenealogen. He is a German, Dutch, and Scandinavian Research Consultant at the Family History Library.
Dan Poffenberger, AG
Dan Poffenberger, AG, is a Research Specialist at the Family History Library with expertise in countries in the United Kingdom.
Julie Stoddard, AG
Julie Stoddard, AG, is accredited in the United States Mid-South region and she has been researching for over 15 years. She received a BA in Family History-Genealogy from BYU and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Genealogy from the University of Strathclyde. Julie serves on the ICAPGen Presentations Committee.
Lisa Stokes, AG
Lisa Stokes is an Accredited Genealogist professional in the Mid-South Region of the United States. She works full time at Brigham Young University as the research fellow on the repatriation project for the DPAA (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency). She leads a team of students conducting genealogical research to help the DPAA and the U.S. Army return the remains of fallen U.S. Service Members to their families. Lisa serves on the ICAPGen Presentations Committee and is an ICAPGen Study Group Leader.
Mindy Taylor, AG
Mindy Taylor is an Accredited GenealogistⓇ researcher in the England region and has a deep love for the architecture, art, literature and history of England. She has a BA in design from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Mindy and her husband Ryan are the parents of five children. Mindy works as a researcher for Price Genealogy in Salt Lake City, Utah and volunteers with ICAPGen. She loves how genealogy makes her feel like a detective and is addicted to finding out each person’s story.
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