Conference Presenters 2019

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…

Roger P. Minert - Professor emeritus of Family History

Roger P. Minert received his doctoral degree…

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…

Kelsee Jackson Walker - Genealogy Researcher

Kelsee Jackson Walker completed family history internships in Austria, England and in the Family History Library (international floor) before receiving a bachelor’s…

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…

Greg Nelson - Researcher, Lecturer

Greg Nelson is the Content Strategy specialist for East Europe, Central Asia, India, and various US States at FamilySearch. His moonshot goal is to reconstitute all…

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…

Annette Adams - Presenter

As a native German from Hamburg, Annette takes immense interest in German genealogy, emigration and consulting others in discovering…

Angela Sinickas - CEO, Lithuanian Genealogy, LLC

With four grandparents born in different parts of Lithuania and baptized in two different religions, Angela has learned a great deal about resources available in…