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= [[Image:DespainMA.JPG|134x179px]]  Marci A. Despain,  BA, CG, AG  =
 
= [[Image:DespainMA.JPG|134x179px]]  Marci A. Despain,  BA, CG, AG  =
  
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>  
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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 (BYU), 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, BYU, 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  ===
 
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*Certified Genealogist, CG
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*Accredited Genealogist, AG<sup>®</sup> (England)
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=== Experience  ===
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'''Brigham Young University'''  
 
'''Brigham Young University'''  
  
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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
 
*Family History Internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 2003  
 
*Family History Internship in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, 2003  
 
*Family History Teacher's &amp; Research Assistant, 2000-2004
 
*Family History Teacher's &amp; Research Assistant, 2000-2004
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*British Research Consultant, 2008-present  
 
*British Research Consultant, 2008-present  
 
*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
  
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*Utah 2000-present<br>  
 
*Utah 2000-present<br>  
 
*England &amp; Scotland 2003
 
*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  ===
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'''Leadership'''<br>  
 
'''Leadership'''<br>  
  
*Genealogy Roundtable Vice-Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Utah, 2009-2010<br>
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*Genealogy Roundtable Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Sandy, Utah, 2011-2012<br>  
 
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*Genealogy Roundtable Vice-Chair, Utah Library Association (ULA), Sandy, Utah, 2010-2011<br>
'''Publications'''<br>
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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)<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>
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'''Lectures'''<br>  
 
'''Lectures'''<br>  
  
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*Family History Expo, Loveland, Colorado, June 2011
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*Utah Library Association (ULA), Layton, Utah, May 2011<br>
 
*Family History Expo, Pleasanton, California, October 2010<br>  
 
*Family History Expo, Pleasanton, California, October 2010<br>  
*ULA Fall Workshop, Brigham City, Utah, September 2010<br>  
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*Utah Library Association (ULA) Fall Workshop, Brigham City, Utah, September 2010<br>  
 
*Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah, August 2010<br>  
 
*Riverton FamilySearch Library, Riverton, Utah, August 2010<br>  
 
*Family History Expo, Kansas City, Missouri, July 2010<br>  
 
*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
 
*Auckland City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2010<br>  
 
*Auckland City Library, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2010<br>  
 
*New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010<br>  
 
*New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010<br>  
*ULA Fall Workshop, Fillmore, Utah, 2009  
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*Utah Library Association (ULA) Fall Workshop, Fillmore, Utah, 2009  
 
*BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009  
 
*BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009  
 
*BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008  
 
*BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008  
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'''Conferences Attended'''<br>  
 
'''Conferences Attended'''<br>  
  
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*RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2011
 
*New Zealand Family History Fair, Hamilton, July 2010<br>  
 
*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
 
*Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 &amp; 2009  
 
*Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008 &amp; 2009  
 
*BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009  
 
*BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, 2009  
 
*BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008  
 
*BYU Computerized Family History and Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2008  
*FGS Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006  
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*Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Boston, Massachusetts, 2006  
*FGS Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005  
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*Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Salt Lake City, Utah, 2005  
 
*ICAPGen Professional Conference at BYU, Provo, Utah, 2003  
 
*ICAPGen Professional Conference at BYU, Provo, Utah, 2003  
 
*BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2002 <br>
 
*BYU Computerized Genealogy Conference, Provo, Utah, 2002 <br>
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=== Genealogical Organization Memberships  ===
 
=== Genealogical Organization Memberships  ===
  
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*[http://www.sog.org.uk/ Society of Genealogists,] 2011-present
 
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society,] 2009-present  
 
*[http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society,] 2009-present  
 
*[http://www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/ Wiltshire Family History Society,] 2009-present  
 
*[http://www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/ Wiltshire Family History Society,] 2009-present  
*[http://www.ula.org/ Utah Library Association], 2009-present
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*[http://www.ula.org/ Utah Library Association,] 2009-present  
*[http://www.infouga.org/ Utah Genealogical Association,] 2008-present  
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*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of the Utah Pioneers,] 2008-present  
 
*[http://www.dupinternational.org/ Daughters of the Utah Pioneers,] 2008-present  
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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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*Writing Purnell family histories for publication<br>
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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

  • 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

  • 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-present

Conferences Attended

  • 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