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AG® Professionals Presenting at RootsTech


RootsTech is upon us!  February 3-6 the world will gather in Salt Lake City for the largest genealogy conference of the year, and among the presenters will be seventeen AG® professionals. Watch for RootsTech 2016 classes taught by these RootsTech presenters:

  • Kip Sperry – Paleography: Tips for Reading Old Handwriting
  • Peggy Lauritzen – Homespun and Calico: Researching Our Foremothers
  • Arturo Cuellar – Hispanic Research Methodology; Recursos en linea para immigrantes
  • Debbie Gurtler – Recursos en linea para Mexico; Busquedas eficaces en FamilySearch
  • David Rencher – Mission Impossible 2: Automated Solutions Needed
  • Craig Foster – Understanding British and American Naming Patterns
  • Brandon Baird – Recursos en linea para Espana; Investigacion genealogica en Centro y Sudamerica
  • Linda Gulbrandsen – FDD: New Possibilities with FamilySearch Partners
  • Danielle Batson – Get the Most out of FamilySearch Help Features
  • Roger Minert – German Census Records:  A New Genealogical Source
  • Loretta Evans – Making Use of United States Military Pension Files
  • Fritz Juengling – Tips for Genealogical Research
  • Anita Olsen – The Best Beginning Scandinavian Websites and Updates
  • Heidi Sugden – France Internet Sources – Top Research Sites
  • Kory Meyerink – State Archives and Libraries:  Free Online Sources
  • Diane Loosle – Mission Impossible 2:  Automated Solutions Needed
  • Richard Price – Child-Naming Patterns:  Linking Families with Names


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Be sure to stop by our booth in the vendor area, where Accredited Genealogist® professionals will be on hand to answer questions about the accreditation process.


Carol Smith

  Carol E. Smith, AG® works at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. She is responsible for patron classes and groups visiting the library. She has a BA degree in Family History from Brigham Young University and is accredited in New England Research. She serves with the United States and Canada team on their reference desks.

She has been involved with the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) as President, Vice-president, and board member. While with UGA, she worked with the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy from 2004-2009, and served with the UGA host committee for the 2010 NGS Conference.

She has served as the Exhibit Hall Chair for RootsTech since it first started in 2011. She co-chaired the Conference on Family History & Genealogy from 2010-2012 held at Brigham Young University. She also serves on the Renewal committee for The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists, and has researched professionally.

She will be presenting:

  • U.S. Migration  Through Canals & Waterways: Many settlers moved from America’s east coast westward through canals and waterways. This class will focus on the waterways into the Midwest, identifying the water migration routes, and discussing the records that survive.

Register today!