Danielle L. Batson

  Danielle Batson, AG, MLS is a United States and Canada reference consultant at the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City. She is an accredited genealogist for the Midwest states. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997 from Brigham Young University in Family History – Genealogy and completed a Masters in Library Science in May 2007 from the University of North Texas.

Her work history includes working for a small genealogical company for 3 ½ years. In 2000, she began working part-time at the FHL as a reference consultant and also free-lanced as a professional genealogist doing research projects for clients. In March 2006, she was hired as a full-time employee at the FHL. Her genealogical research experience includes Midwest, New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern states research. She has also performed on-site research in New England, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and D.C. Her duties at the FHL include teaching genealogical classes to staff and patrons including Midwest research, Probate records, and Naturalization.

Presentation: U.S. Naturalization: Understanding the whole process of naturalization, locate these records and glean as much information from them to aid in extending your ancestral lines.


Nathan Murphy

   Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG is a United States and Canada Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is accredited in English, Mid-South and Gulf-South United States research.

He enjoys studying Colonial American immigrant origins and solving client cases using Y-DNA analysis. Publication credits include The American Genealogist, Genealogist’s Magazine, and the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.


  • Y-DNA Testing – Will It Help My Client? Who, what, where, why, and how of ordering ordering Y-DNA testing kits for clients.
  • Tracing Colonial Immigrant Origins: Strategies that Work: Peer-reviewed case studies illustrate strategies that successfully pinpointed Colonial American immigrant origins.

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