Tag Archives: Family History

RayDean Hill

  Named after her two grandfathers, RayDean Hill has enjoyed seventeen years of family history experience, including researching, Indexing, writing, and lecturing.  A graduate of Brigham Young University, she earned her BGS degree with an emphasis in Family History.

She served as an Assistant Director and Director of a four-stake Family History Center.  RayDean is the Recording Secretary for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists,SM and is an Accredited Genealogist® professional, specializing in English research.

RayDean and her husband, Jon, have six children.  Those children decided their Mom’s epitaph should read, “Mom loved dead people.  Now she is one.”

Presentation: Preparing for English Accreditation

  • This class helps those who are considering taking and/or preparing for the England Accreditation Exam. Key topics include record types to know, research methodologies and strategies, helpful reference materials and tips for test day.

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George R. Ryskamp, J.D., A.G.

    GEORGE R. RYSKAMP, J.D., A.G., Associate Professor of History at Brigham Young University has over nearly 40 years of experience working in archives all over the world, and is the author of numerous books and articles on Hispanic research and a regular lecturer at national and international conferences.

He specializes in Spanish language research, evidential analysis and United States probate and legal systems. Nearly every year for fifteen years he has taken groups of students to Spain, France and/or Italy to learn firsthand how to research in archives.

His presentations are:

  • Circumstantial Evidence Adventures on Research Roads of Continental Europe
  • Wills: Universal Concepts and Their Application to Family History Research

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