Robert Kehrer

  Robert Kehrer worked for 12 years as a molecular geneticist identifying disease genes by building very large family pedigrees. He has an MBA and worked for 7 years at Apple managing strategic alliances and driving market strategy in the sciences.

For the last 5 years Robert has worked for FamilySearch as a product manager in the Family History Library, overseeing the public APIs, and managing the development of beta. He is currently the senior product manager of search technologies for FamilySearch.

Presenting: FamilySearch: Effective Search Techniques and Sound Research Practices

  • Types of data searched at FamilySearch
  • Historical Documents, Lineage linked conclusion data, FamilySearch Catalog, Scanned Books
  • How data is acquired, made searchable, it’s accuracy, location coverages
  • Searching name indicies
  • Browsing record images
  •  Sound research practices
  • Dealing with name spelling variations
  • Researching an entire family, not a single individual
  • A single surname deep study
  • The FamilySearch Wiki

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