Dan Lynch is a marketing consultant and professional genealogist based in Waterbury, Connecticut. A fourth generation American of Irish and Italian descent, Dan has enjoyed the many challenges of researching his family history since the late 1970s — the era of the American Bicentennial and Alex Haley's ground-breaking novel 'Roots'.
After fifteen years in the computer industry, Dan focused his skills on the emerging online market for genealogy and in 1998 joined Ancestry, Inc. as vice president of business development helping to launch the MyFamily.com Web site — one of the fastest growing community sites at that point in Internet history. During his tenure, the company acquired RootsWeb, the oldest free online community for genealogy research. Following three years at Ancestry, Dan worked for the A&E Television Network during their brief ownership of Genealogy.com and the Family Tree Maker software franchise.
In 2002, Dan founded Mattatuck Consulting, a private consulting firm specializing in Internet and search engine marketing solutions. His clients include The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (New York), FindMyPast (London), FamilyLink.com, Inc. and WorldVitalRecords.com (Utah), as well as other organizations outside the genealogy sector.
His recent book, "Google Your Family Tree," was recently named "Best Genealogy Reference for 2009" by the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.
He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), a Life Member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists where he also served as board member and vice president, and is a frequent lecturer at local and national genealogy conferences. He has been featured on several television programs, including ABCs Good Morning America, has published and maintains several popular genealogy Web sites, and his articles have been published in leading genealogy publications including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, and the APG Quarterly.
Paul F. Smart is employed by the Family and Church History Department in Salt Lake City as the Outreach Manager. As part of this assignment he has instructed at Brigham Young University for several years. He previously supervised the British area in the Family History Library for twenty-three years, managed the Family Record Extraction program for two years, and oversaw the Accreditation program for five years. He has participated in numerous seminars around the world and has led several family history research tours to Great Britain. He is a member of several family history organizations, having completed a term as President of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. He has a Masters Degree in History from Brigham Young University and has been recognized interationally as a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists (London, England). He is an Accredited Genealogist through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.
Manager of Public Affairs for FamilySearch. Paul Nauta is responsible for public and media relations, industry and community outreach, and promoting FamilySearch services throughout the world. With a Master’s in Business Administration, he is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix, recognized as the Distinguished Faculty of the Year for 2007.
Roger joined Footnote in January 2006 and has been instrumental in defining the business and strategic direction of Footnote.com and in the creation and management of the Footnote team. Prior to joining Footnote, Roger was the Sr. Director of Product Management at The Generations Network (TGN), where he managed the product teams responsible for Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com. Before joining TGN, Roger held the following positions: Director of Product Management at Sorenson Media, Inc., Co-founder and Vice President of Product Development at Digital Harbor, Inc. (sold company after three years of operation) and Director of Product Management at Novell, Inc.
Richard Woodruff Price, MA, AG, CGRS is Accredited and Certified in English genealogy. He received an MA in Family & Community History from Brigham Young University in 1984. His masters thesis studied child-naming patterns in 16th and 17th century England. He was a founder & past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and vice-president of APG Salt Lake Chapter 2000-2001. He has lectured at multiple genealogical conferences, including the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Utah Genealogical Society, Brigham Young University genealogy conferences, as well as at the Wiltshire, England Family History Society Annual conference. He has been a full-time professional genealogist since 1976. He filled out his first pedigree chart at the age of six, and has been fascinated with family history ever since. He founded Price & Associates, Genealogical Services in 1981, after working five years at the Institute of Family Research, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has taken numerous research trips to England, Scotland, Wales and Germany where he has logged over 4,000 hours of onsite research at British archives.
Shamele Jordan: Let Your Fingers Do The Searching Through Our Nation’s Capital: National Archives, Library of Congress & Daughters of American Revolution Library
Shamele Jordon is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, writer and podcaster (Genealogy On Demand). Her biographical highlights include: researcher for the PBS series Oprah’s Roots: An African American Lives Special and African American Lives II; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, PA., faculty at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham, AL., workshop volunteer at the Family History Center in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Deborah Fox has received a JD from University of Pennsylvania and B.S. from Rutgers University. She has over 20 years experience in genealogical research and teaching in both the private and public spheres. Her specialties are advanced methods for Ireland, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Coal Miners of Eastern Pennsylvania. Her lectures include “Extreme Genealogy: Research Outside the Box, Internet Genealogy, and Creating A Family History Movie.”
Rebecca Whitman Koford has been interested in genealogy ever since she could read. She has been researching her own ancestors for about 15 years and working professionally and taking clients for the last seven. Rebecca is one of the Genealogy Course instructors for the Howard Community College, lectures locally, and is a former assistant director of the Columbia MD Family History Center. She works in American lineage research, and loves organization and brick wall problems. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfax Genealogy Society, National Genealogical Society, and the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She and her husband live in Maryland with their three active children. Rebecca Whitman Koford has been interested in genealogy ever since she could read. She has been researching her own ancestors for about 15 years and working professionally and taking clients for the last seven. Rebecca is one of the Genealogy Course instructors for the Howard Community College, lectures locally, and is a former assistant director of the Columbia MD Family History Center. She works in American lineage research, and loves organization and brick wall problems. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fairfax Genealogy Society, National Genealogical Society, and the Washington DC Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She and her husband live in Maryland with their three active children.
Anastasia Tyler is the genealogy research manager on the Events and PR team at Ancestry.com. She’s been with the company for five years, previously working in the publications department where she was associate editor of Ancestry Magazine and worked as an editor on newsletters and book projects, including the third edition of The Source. Anastasia graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English.
Alice Young: Let Your Fingers Do The Searching Through World Vital Records (including Facebook - We're Related)
Just like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (except she opened a bottle) I opened my mothers trunk and fell right in taking on an adventure that has lasted some 30 years. Teaching at Conferences in the New Jersey area for the past 10 years and volunteering at the Cherry Hill Family History Center in NJ has given way to helping many finding their adventure in genealogy work. Alice was released recently after 3 years as the Family History center director. A quote from Alice in the book: "I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!" Isn't that what it's like as we find our family members of the past?
Martine Lecomte Green, AG has been interested in her family history since she was a child in France. Although she was disappointed that her initial research did not turn up any nobles or bandits, she was fascinated by the process and has continued to research her own lines and help others find their French roots. She is accredited in French genealogy and was the director of the Valley Forge Stake Family History Center for seven years. She is presently the director of a newly formed Family History Center in West Philadelphia. Martine has organized a number of genealogy conferences and participated as a lecturer at other conferences here and in France speaking on French genealogy and general family history research techniques.