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= [[Image:DespainMA.JPG|134x179px]]&nbsp; Marci A. Despain,&nbsp; B.A.<sup>®</sup>, CG<sup>SM</sup> =
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Marci has been involved in family history since 1999 and has been a professinal researcher since 2000.&nbsp; She has always loved reading about history and more especially the lives of her ancestors. While attending Brigham Young University, she decided to major in Family History with an emphasis in the British Isles. In 2003 she conducted an internship for her Purnell ancestors in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England and then in 2004 started working at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where she is currently a British Research Consultant. <br>  
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Marci has been involved in family history since 1999 and has been a professional researcher since 2000.&nbsp; She has always loved reading about history and more especially the lives of her ancestors. While attending Brigham Young University, she decided to major in Family History with an emphasis in the British Isles. In 2003 she conducted an internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England and then in 2004 started working at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where she is currently a British Research Consultant. <br>
  
=== Education ===
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=== Genealogy Credentials ===
  
*Bachelor of Arts in Family History (British Isles), Brigham Young University, 2005
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*Certified Genealogist, CG with the [http://www.bcgcertification.org/ Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)]<br>
*Minor in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, Brigham Young University, 2005
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*Accredited Genealogist, AG<sup>®</sup> (England) with the [http://www.icapgen.org/icapgen/ International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)]<br>
  
=== Credentials ===
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=== Education &amp; Experience ===
  
*Certified Genealogist, CG<sup>SM</sup>
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'''Brigham Young University'''
  
=== Experience  ===
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*Bachelor of Arts in Family History (British Isles), 2005
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*Minor in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, 2005
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*Family History Internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 2003
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*Family History Teacher's &amp; Research Assistant, 2000-2004
  
<u></u><u>Brigham Young University</u>
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'''Family History Library'''
  
*Family History Internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 2003
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*British Research Consultant, 2008-present  
*Family History Teacher's & Research Assistant, 2000-2004
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<u>Family History Library</u>
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*British Research Consultant, 2008-present
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*Information Commons Reference Consultant, 2006-2008  
 
*Information Commons Reference Consultant, 2006-2008  
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*Information &amp; Training Services Assistant, 2005
 
*Library Attendant, 2004
 
*Library Attendant, 2004
  
<u>Professional Genealogy Research</u>
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'''Professional Genealogy Research'''
  
 
*Conducting private client research since 2000
 
*Conducting private client research since 2000
  
<u>Research Trips</u>
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'''Research Trips'''
  
*Idaho, 2005-present  
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*England &amp; Ireland 2012
*Utah, 2000-present  
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*Illinois &amp; Missouri 2010<br>
*England, 2009
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*Auckland, New Zealand 2010<br>
*Canada, 2007
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*England 2009<br>
*England &amp; Scotland, 2003
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*Alberta, Canada 2007<br>
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*Idaho 2005-present  
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*Utah 2000-present<br>
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*England &amp; Scotland 2003
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=== Publications<br>  ===
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*"Which Isaac Purnell was Esau's Father?&nbsp;Unraveling Relationships in Wiltshire" ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ)'' June 2011, v. 99, no. 2
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*[http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/shem-bevin-purnell-and-his-ancestors-of-trowbridge-wiltshire-england-a-first-generation-latter-day-saint-and-one-of-the-first-pioneers-of-franklin-idaho/9036086 Shem Bevin Purnell and His Ancestors of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England: A First Generation Latter-day Saint and One of the First Pioneers of Franklin, Idaho]&nbsp;(A fully source documented family history which includes 4 generations)<br>
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*[http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/photographic-memoirs-of-shem-bevin-purnell-and-his-ancestors-of-trowbridge-wiltshire-england/9007018 Photographic Memoirs of Shem Bevin Purnell and His Ancestors of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England] (A compaion photo book to the above compiled family history)<br>
  
 
=== Professional Activities  ===
 
=== Professional Activities  ===
  
*Genealogy Roundtable Vice-Chair, Utah Library Association, 2009-2010  
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'''Leadership'''<br>
*Lecturer at the Utah Library Association Fall Workshop, Fillmore, 2009
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*Lecturer at the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, 2009  
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*Genealogy Roundtable Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Sandy, Utah, 2011-2012<br>
*Lecturer at the BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, 2008  
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*Genealogy Roundtable Vice-Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Sandy, Utah, 2010-2011<br>
*Teaching monthly patron classes at the Family History Library, 2004-present
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*Attended the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 2008 & 2009
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'''Lectures'''<br>
*Attended the BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, 2009
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*Attended the BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, 2008
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*Utah Library Association (ULA), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2012
*Attended the FGS Conference, Boston, 2006
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*Family History Expo, Loveland, Colorado, June 2011
*Attended the FGS Conference, Salt Lake City, 2005
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*Utah Library Association (ULA), Layton, Utah, May 2011<br>
*Attended the ICAPGen Professional Conference, BYU, 2003
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*Family History Expo, Pleasanton, California, October 2010<br>
*Attended the BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference, Provo, 2002
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*Utah Library Association (ULA) Fall Workshop, Brigham City, Utah, September 2010<br>
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*Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah, August 2010<br>
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*Family History Expo, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2010<br>
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*New Zealand Society of Genealogists Hibiscus Coast Branch's Family History Bonanza, Catholic Church Hall, Orewa, July 2010
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*Auckland City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2010<br>
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*New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010<br>
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*Utah Library Association (ULA) Fall Workshop, Fillmore, Utah, 2009  
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*BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009  
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*BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008  
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*Teaching monthly patron classes at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004-2013
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'''Conferences Attended'''<br>
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*RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2013
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*Utah Library Association (ULA), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2012
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*Who Do You Think You Are Live, London, England, February 2012
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*RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2012
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*Utah Library Association (ULA), Layton, Utah, May 2011
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*RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2011
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*New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010<br>
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*Utah Library Association (ULA), St. George, Utah, May 2010
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*National Genealogical Society (NGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2010
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*Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 &amp; 2009  
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*BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009  
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*BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008  
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*Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Boston, Massachusetts, 2006  
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*Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005  
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*ICAPGen Professional Conference at BYU, Provo, Utah, 2003  
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*BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2002 <br>
  
 
=== Genealogical Organization Memberships  ===
 
=== Genealogical Organization Memberships  ===
  
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society,] 2009-present
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*[http://www.sog.org.uk/ Society of Genealogists,] 2011-2013
*[http://www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/ Wiltshire Family History Society,] 2009-present
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*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society,] 2009-2013
*[http://www.ula.org/ Utah Library Association], 2009-present
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*[http://www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/ Wiltshire Family History Society,] 2009-2013
*[http://www.infouga.org/ Utah Genealogical Association,] 2008-present
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*[http://www.ula.org/ Utah Library Association,] 2009-2012
*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of the Utah Pioneers,] 2008-present
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of the Utah Pioneers,] 2008-2009
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*[http://www.infouga.org/ Utah Genealogical Association,] 2008-2009
 
*[http://www.isbgfh.org/ International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH),] 2008  
 
*[http://www.isbgfh.org/ International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH),] 2008  
 
*[http://www.apgen.org/index.html Association of Professional Genealogists,] 2003
 
*[http://www.apgen.org/index.html Association of Professional Genealogists,] 2003
  
=== Current Projects  ===
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*Pursuing Accreditation with ICAPGen<sup>®</sup> in England Research
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*Writing Purnell family histories for publication<br>
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Latest revision as of 23:27, 30 March 2013

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DespainMA.JPG  Marci A. Despain,  BA, CG, AG

Marci has been involved in family history since 1999 and has been a professional researcher since 2000.  She has always loved reading about history and more especially the lives of her ancestors. While attending Brigham Young University, she decided to major in Family History with an emphasis in the British Isles. In 2003 she conducted an internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England and then in 2004 started working at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where she is currently a British Research Consultant.

Genealogy Credentials

Education & Experience

Brigham Young University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Family History (British Isles), 2005
  • Minor in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, 2005
  • Family History Internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 2003
  • Family History Teacher's & Research Assistant, 2000-2004

Family History Library

  • British Research Consultant, 2008-present
  • Information Commons Reference Consultant, 2006-2008
  • Information & Training Services Assistant, 2005
  • Library Attendant, 2004

Professional Genealogy Research

  • Conducting private client research since 2000

Research Trips

  • England & Ireland 2012
  • Illinois & Missouri 2010
  • Auckland, New Zealand 2010
  • England 2009
  • Alberta, Canada 2007
  • Idaho 2005-present
  • Utah 2000-present
  • England & Scotland 2003

Publications

Professional Activities

Leadership

  • Genealogy Roundtable Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Sandy, Utah, 2011-2012
  • Genealogy Roundtable Vice-Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Sandy, Utah, 2010-2011

Lectures

  • Utah Library Association (ULA), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2012
  • Family History Expo, Loveland, Colorado, June 2011
  • Utah Library Association (ULA), Layton, Utah, May 2011
  • Family History Expo, Pleasanton, California, October 2010
  • Utah Library Association (ULA) Fall Workshop, Brigham City, Utah, September 2010
  • Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah, August 2010
  • Family History Expo, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2010
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists Hibiscus Coast Branch's Family History Bonanza, Catholic Church Hall, Orewa, July 2010
  • Auckland City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2010
  • New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010
  • Utah Library Association (ULA) Fall Workshop, Fillmore, Utah, 2009
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009
  • BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008
  • Teaching monthly patron classes at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004-2013

Conferences Attended

  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2013
  • Utah Library Association (ULA), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2012
  • Who Do You Think You Are Live, London, England, February 2012
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2012
  • Utah Library Association (ULA), Layton, Utah, May 2011
  • RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2011
  • New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010
  • Utah Library Association (ULA), St. George, Utah, May 2010
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2010
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 & 2009
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009
  • BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Boston, Massachusetts, 2006
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005
  • ICAPGen Professional Conference at BYU, Provo, Utah, 2003
  • BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2002

Genealogical Organization Memberships




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