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Presenters-2024

Aimee Haynes - Genetic genealogist

Aimee Rose-Haynes serves as the associate director and genetic genealogist at DNAngels, a nonprofit…

Alina Khuda - Genealogist (court, probate, forensic)

Alina Khuda has a BA (Hons) and MA (Hons) degrees in Social Studies and Politics, studied in the USA (sponsored by the US government). She participated in GOI…

Andrea Bentschneider - Professional Genealogist

Andrea Bentschneider, a highly respected professional genealogist based in Hamburg, Germany, is renowned for her expertise and contributions to the field 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…

Banai Feldstein - Presenter

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

Daniel Horowitz - Presenter

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

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…

Dr. Janette Silverman - Geneaologist

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

Eileen Lund-Johnson - Genealogist

Growing up genealogy was a family affair for Eileen. Her grandparents frequently taught her the value of knowing her ancestors, which resonates with her to this…

Emma Ruddy - Researcher

Ever since a beginning family history course at BYU, Emma has been enthusiastically dedicated to learning everything she can about preserving and recording…

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…

Hailey Thompson - Genealogist

Hailey Thompson has a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University and became an Accredited Genealogist (AG(R)) in October…

Heather Evans - Genetic Genealogist

Heather works as a genetic genealogist for Price, Inc. and also does research in the Human Genetics department at the University of Utah. She received a…

James M. Beidler - Professional genealogist, editor, columnist, blogger

James M. Beidler, known internationally as one of the top people in the field of German genealogy, has authored four commercially published books, including…

James Tanner - Genealogy researcher

James L. Tanner B.A; Spanish, M.A.; Linguistics, University of Utah,  J.D. Degree; Law, ASU. 2 years, Intelligence Analyst, U.S. Army…

Joanne M. Sher - Researcher, Lecturer

Joanne M. Sher is a professional genealogist & historical researcher specializing in Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin, American-Jewish…

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 an…

Kathy Kirkpatrick - Professional genealogist

Kathy Kirkpatrick earned her B.A. in History from Humboldt State University at Arcata, California. She is currently President of the Jewish Genealogical Society…

Lina Kuzminskaite - Professional genealogist

Lina Kuzminskaite was born and raised in Lithuania and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science. She came to the United States in 2014 and joined…
Marissa Gardner - Historical and Forensic Genealogist

Marissa Gardner has loved discovering her ancestors’ stories since early childhood. With ancestors originating from several European countries, she felt…

Michael Andrec - Archivist

Michael Andrec has been the archivist at the Ukrainian History and Education Center in Somerset, NJ since 2010, where he has been responsible for preserving and…

Michał Zieliński - Legal Advisor & President of the Mgmt. Board of the Polish Genealogical Assoc.

Born in Warsaw, Michał has been interested in genealogy since childhood; his own family tree dates back to the Middle Ages. In 2013, he became (and still is)…

Michelle Tucker Chubenko - Professional genealogist

Michelle Tucker Chubenko, AG®, is the International Research Team Manager and professional genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists. She is accredited in the…

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 25,000 hours of research experience…

Patrick Monson - Historian, genealogist

Patrick spent much of his youth in the mountains of Utah. While completing a two-year service mission in Estonia, he fell in love with the cultures, peoples, and…
Sharolyn Swenson - Researcher

Sharolyn Swenson began her love of family history after locating her birth mother by conducting a search of public records. After learning of her Croatian roots…

Stephen Wendt - Professional Genealogist

Stephen Wendt, MLIS, is a professional genealogist, speaker, instructor and writer. Stephen assists global clients with their diverse genealogical research…

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…

Taieno K. Cook - Genealogical Researcher, co-founder of DecipherInk

Taieno received a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University where she also studied Russian. She is passionate about…

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…