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Raymon L. Naisbitt, AG®

Raymon Naisbitt grew up in a home where family history was important and spent much time in his youth roaming cemeteries with his family and learning about his ancestors. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Minors in History and International Studies. He served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Genealogical Association, and as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) and is accredited in England research. He has been employed with FamilySearch for almost fourteen years and has worked as a consultant, instructor, trainer and supervisor at the Family History Library. He is excited to continue the legacy of family history with his wife and children. 

Credentials

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Utah, 2005
  • Minors in History and International Studies from the University of Utah

Experience

FamilySearch / Family History Library

  • British Isles Research Specialists Supervisor 2013-present
  • British Isles Research Consultant 2008-2013
  • Information Commons Reference Consultant 2006-2008
  • Conservation Lab Clerk 2001-2006

Research Trips

  • Utah (on going)
  • Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, & Glamorganshire, Wales 2010 
  • Worcestershire, Birmingham, & London, England 2010
  • Eskilstuna, Sweden 2008
  • Alameda, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo Counties California 2008
  • Yorkshire & Westmorland England 2000

Languages

A lover of history, geography and languages, Raymon speaks, reads, and writes Italian fluently, and is learning to read records of genealogical value in French, Latin, and Swedish.

Professional Activities

Lectures and Presentations

  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, August 2014
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy- Salt Lake City, Utah January 2014
  • Mormon Trails Association
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, August 2013
  • Utah Genealogical Association, Virtual Chapter March 2013
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah February 2013
  • Instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah January 2013
  • Utah Library Association, Springville, Utah September 2012
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah July-August 2012
  • Malad Valley Welsh Festival, Malad City, Idaho, June 2012 
  • Instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Salt Lake City, Utah January 2012
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah October 2011
  • Family History Expos, San Mateo, California October 2011
  • Utah Genealogical Association, Virtual Chapter June 2011
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah April 2011
  • Family History Expos, Duluth, Georgia November 2010
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah October 2010
  • Family History Expos, Loveland, Colorado June 2010
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo Utah, 2008
  • Instructor at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City Utah 2006-present

Conferences attended & skillbuilding

  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah March 2013
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah July-August 2012
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy- Wales Course, Salt Lake City, Utah January 2012
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah February 2011
  • ICAPGen Family History Conference Salt Lake City, Utah October 2010
  • National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah April 2010
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilding series Salt Lake City, Utah October 2009
  • Pharos Online Training Course: Becoming a Better Genealogist in England & Wales, Sept-Oct 2009
  • Advanced Irish Methodology, Salt Lake City, Utah August 2009
  • Board for Certification of Genealogists Skillbuilding series Salt Lake City, Utah February 2009
  • Advanced Genealogical Methods, Salt Lake City, Utah Feburary 2009
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah July 2008
  • BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah March 2007
  • National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Richmond, Virginia May 2007

Genealogical Organizations 

Leadership

Ongoing Projects

  • Currently studying children homes, hospitals, asylums, prisons, workhouses, almshouses, emigration societies, and other extensive records for the poor.
  • Studying British records and subjects abroad
  • Pursuing an Accreditation in Ireland reseach 

Blog

Under development

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