Jilline Maynes has been involved in family history for over 20 years. Currently, she is a student of Family History at Brigham Young University. Her research emphasis is Germany and U.S. Midwestern states. Currently, she is employed at the Center for Family History and Genealogy at BYU as a manager for the Nauvoo Community Project.
In the spring of 2015, Jilline had the opportunity to work as an intern researching German census records with Dr. Roger P. Minert at BYU. Presently, she is working on Dr. Minert’s German Immigrants in American Church Records project, where the goal is to identify and connect researchers with their German immigrant’s town of origin.