Conference Presenters 2017

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…

Careen Barrett-Valentine - Professional Genealogist

Careen Barrett-Valentine, AG, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family History from Brigham Young University, and has been conducting professional research…

Cynthia Jacobson - Family History Researcher

Cynthia Spurgat Jacobson has been a family history researcher for 23 years. She has attended 13 FEEFHS conferences where she learned research…

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…

David Ouimette - FamilySearch Content Manager

David Ouimette, CG, CGL,  manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, prioritizing the acquisition and online publication of records…

Diahan Southard - Genetic Genealogy Specialist

A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic…

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 …

Greg Nelson - FamilySearch Content Strategist

Greg Nelson holds a BA in Russian from Brigham Young University, an MA in Slavic Linguistics and Literature from Ohio State University, and a BS in Computer Science…

Heidi G. Sugden - Professional Genealogist

Heidi G. Sugden, AG, a native of Vienna Austria, graduated from the University of Utah with a M.A. in German Language and Literature. …

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…

Joanne Sher - FEEFHS Board Member

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

Joe Everett - FEEFHS 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…

Kahlile Bliss Mehr - FEEFHS Board Member

Kahlile Bliss Mehr has both an M.A., and an M.L.S., he is the retired Slavic Collection Manager and Cataloging Supervisor at FamilySearch (LDS Church) in Salt Lake…

Kellie Hale - Eastern European Researcher

Kellie Hale received a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Brigham Young University in 2007, where she also completed minors in…

Lisa A. Alzo - Eastern European Researcher

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

Milan Pohontsch - FEEFHS Secretary

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…

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…

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…