Conference Presenters 2019

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 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…

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…

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 - 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…

Greg Nelson - Board Member

Greg Nelson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Salt Lake City and Wilmington, Delaware. He earned a BA in Russian from Brigham Young University,…

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…

Annette Adams - Presenter

As a native German from Hamburg, Annette takes…

Angela Sinickas Shiromani - Genealogy Researcher

While Angela is not a professional genealogist, she honed her general research skills while obtaining her B.S. degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois…