Conference Presenters 2018

Valentyna Nagy - Professional Genealogist

Valentyna Nagy is a professional genealogist based in Budapest, Hungary. Historian by training, she considers family history as a case of “microhistory”,…

Thom Edlund - President of FEEFHS

Thomas K. Edlund, PhD, is a specialist in East European languages and manuscripts. As a professor of family and local history at Brigham Young University, he…

Paul A. Woodbury - DNA team lead

Paul Woodbury is a DNA team lead at Legacy Tree Genealogists. He studied genetics and family history at Brigham Young University.  In addition to genetic…

Mindy Jacox - Genealogy Researcher

Mindy Jacox, BA, is from Kaysville, Utah. She recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Family History/Genealogy with emphases in Germanic research and computer…

Milan Pohontsch - Secretary and Board Member

Milan Pohontsch is a native German and Wend at the same time. He does genealogical research in both languages and has more than 10,000 hours of research experience…

Mckenna Cooper - Professional Genealogist

Mckenna Cooper, BA, is a professional genealogist specializing in areas of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. She earned a minor in Family History/Genealogy from…

Luana M. Darby - Professional Genealogist

Luana M. Darby, AG® is a professional genealogist, author, and consultant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University…

Lisa A. Alzo - Eastern European Researcher

Lisa  A. Alzo, MFAis a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern…

Kellie Scherbel Hale - Eastern European Researcher

Kellie is a professional genealogist specializing in the former Kingdom of Hungary. She earned a minor in genealogy from Brigham Young University, emphasizing in…

Joe Everett - Board Member

Joe Everett, MLS, is a genealogy librarian at FamilySearch, responsible for patron services in international branches of the Family History Library.  Joe was…

Joanne Sher - Board Member

Joanne M. Sher is a professional genealogist and historical researcher. Her specialities include Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin, American-Jewish…

Jilline Maynes - German Research Specialist

Jilline Maynes has been involved in family history for over 20 years. Currently, she is a student of Family History at Brigham Young…

Fritz Juengling - European Research Specialist

Fritz Juengling, Ph.D., AGearned a BA in Secondary Education and a BA in International Studies German Emphasis, graduating with …

Dave Obee - Board Member

Dave Obee holds an honorary doctor of laws degree awarded by the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in recognition of his work as a journalist, historian and…

Daniel R. Jones - Professional Genealogist

Daniel R. Jones, AG,  is an accredited genealogist specializing in Germanic and Slavic research. Awarded a BA in Family History/Genealogy from…

Camille Andrus - Board Member

Camille, a Wisconsin native, earned a BA in Family History/Genealogy and a minor in German from Brigham Young University. She has conducted research on-site in…

Baerbel K. Johnson - Professional Genealogist

Baerbel K. Johnson, AG,  is a professional genealogist and works at the Family History Library as International Research Consultant. She holds…