Conference Presenters 2021

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 - President of FEEFHS

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…

Tadeusz Pilat - Professional Genealogist

Tadeusz was born in Silesia, Poland (previously Schlesien, Germany). He currently resides in eastern Poland and Germany. He pursued Library Studies at the…

Suzanne M. Trotter - Genealogist

Suzanne Trotter earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo while concurrently earning her Bachelor’s in…

Susan Weinberg - Genealogist

Susan Weinberg is an artist, author, genealogy consultant and frequent speaker who focuses on Jewish heritage. She serves as the President of the Minnesota Jewish…

Roger P. Minert - Professor emeritus of Family History

Roger P. Minert received his doctoral degree…

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 15,000 hours of research experience…

Lidija Sambunjak - Professional genealogist, APG member

Kory Meyerink - Genealogist

Kory L. Meyerink, MLIS, AG, FUGA. Master genealogist at AncestryProGenealogists, German research and colonial immigration specialist, past president of UGA,…

Joe Everett - Board Member

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 - Board Member

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

Jane Neff Rollins - Presenter

Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy®. In addition to having 25+ years of personal research…

Greg Nelson - Board Member

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…

Gina Palmer - Professional Genealogist, researcher, transcriber

Gina Palmer, M.S., an American native of Germany, moved to the United States to attend college. As a young girl she helped her mother read and translate old German…

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 …

Ellie Vance - Geneaologist

Ellie graduated from Brigham Young University with a double major in Family History/Genealogy and Russian. While at BYU, Ellie completed a genealogical internship…

Edie Adam - Genealogists, newspaper writer and editor

Edie Adam’s ancestors were Germans in Lithuania, East Prussia, Poland, Ukraine and Russia — so far. Her parents emigrated separately to the USA in the early 1950s…

Dr. Janette Silverman - Geneaologist

Dr. Janette Silverman is a professional genealogist, heading a team of researchers specializing in Eastern European and Jewish research…

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…

Daniel Horowitz - Presenter

Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, Daniel was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project…

Craig Siulinski - Genealogist, researcher, educator, writer

Craig Siulinski is an experienced educator and writer, as well as an avid researcher and genealogist. He holds a Master of Science degree in Education from Cal…

Charlotte Noelle Champenois - Professional Genealogist

Charlotte Noelle Champenois, originally from Allerød, Denmark, and a long-time resident of Utah, received her BA in genealogy (with an emphasis on German and Danish…

Ceil Jensen - Genealogist

I relished my professional career as a studio art and art history high school teacher. Eventually, I segued into integrating digital technology and developing a…

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…

Beth Taylor - Geneaologist

Beth Taylor, CGSM, works as a US/Canada Research Specialist at the Family History Library. She is a Board-certified genealogist (CG), holds a BA of…

Becky Adamson - Genealogist

Becky Adamson is an accredited Genealogist® for Scotland through ICAPGen and has been engaged in family history research for twenty years. She graduated from…

Banai Feldstein - Presenter

Banai is a professional genealogist based in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializing in Jewish and Eastern European research. She has…

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…

Aleksandra Kacprzak - Geneaologist

Aleksandra Kacprzak is a genealogical…