Conference Presenters 2020

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”,…

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…

Suzanne M. Trotter - Genealogist

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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 10,000 hours of research experience…

Lindsay Levine - Genealogist

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Lidija Sambunjak - Professional genealogist

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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…

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…

Hal Learman - Genealogist

Dr. Hal Learman is a retired optometrist who has done genealogy research for over 40 years. He began volunteering at the Bloomfield Hills Family History Center (FHC…

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,…

Gary Horlacher - Genealogical researcher

Gary Horlacher has a Ph.D. from BYU in family science (2005) and a masters in linguistics (1993). He started genealogy in 1978 and…

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…

Dr. Thom Edlund - President of FEEFHS

Dr. 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…

Dr. Janette Silverman - Geneaologist

Dr. Janette Silverman is a Senior Genealogist, Research Team Manager at AncestryProGenealogists®. Her team of 10 researchers specializes in Eastern European 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

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing, key contributions liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media…

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…

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…

Aleksandra Kacprzak - Geneaologist

Aleksandra Kacprzak is a genealogical…