Conference Presenters 2018

Valentina Nagy - Professional Genealogist

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

Thom Edlund - Senior Foundation Researcher

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

Taieno K. Cook - Genealogical Research and Teaching Assistant at BYU

My name is Taieno Cook. I am a student at Brigham Young University studying family history as a major and Russian as a minor.

I got into genealogy poking…

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 - FEEFHS President, Lecturer, Researcher

Milan Pohontsch is a native German and Wend at the same time. He does genealogical research in both languages and has about 20,000 hours of research experience in…

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…

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 - FEEFHS Media contact, Researcher, Lecturer

Joseph B. Everett, MLS, AG is the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library. He is…

Joanne Sher - Researcher, Lecturer

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

Jilline Maynes - German Research Specialist

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 - Researcher, Lecturer

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 - Genealogist and former FEEFHS 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…