Claire V. Brisson-Banks

Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS AG®. A Rhode Island native, 2010 graduate of San Jose State University, Accredited in England and Mountain States, lecturer and writer. Author of “The Social Media Guide for Ancestral Research: Using Web 2.0 Strategies“.
Areas of expertise are Technological Advances in Family History and Genealogy, US, England, Canada, Brick Wall Solutions and Involving Youth in Family History and Genealogy. A Past RI Family History Director for 17 years, has researched and lectured onsite in the US and UK. A British Research Consultant and Technology Specialist at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah and maintains their Facebook presence.

She has her own business Timeless Genealogies, does private research and sells personal history books and CD’s at She writes for UGA’s Crossroads publication, ICAPGENs’ Newsletter and is published in a long list of publications (available upon request). Currently an ICAPGen Board member and a member of APG®, and many other genealogical societies.

When not doing Family History, she loves spending time with her family, reading and writing or enjoying a good movie. She is also a member of Sterling Singers, a quality community choir whose main mission is to testify, through music, of the Lord Jesus Christ and inspire its audiences to follow His teachings.

It’s not too late to come tomorrow, October 20th and enjoy the day!


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  • The Pursuit from Genealogy Hobbyist to Professional

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.


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