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John Kitzmiller Photo.jpg  John M. Kitzmiller, II  B.S., M.S., AG®, FSG, Heraldist, FSA

Education

  • B.S.: Major:Geology, Minor: German from Western Michigan University (1976)
  • M.S.: Stratigraphy & Sedimentation from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (1981)
  • Programming: University of California, Sacramento (1985)
  • Statistics: Utah State University (Graduate Level Course)
  • Petroleum Geologist School: Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK (1981)
  • Languages: German (5 years minor); Latin (2 years); Russian, Hungarian; self-taught French, Polish

Credentials

  • AG® Accredited Genealogist for England and Scotand
  • CGRS:Certified Genealogical Record Search-England-2001 (discontinued)
  • FRSAI: Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (discontinued)
  • FSA: Fellow of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • FSG: Electred Fellow of the Society of Genealogies (England) in 1993 
  • Heraldist: Heraldry Society of Canada [1st & 2nd level certificates]
  • Heraldist: Heraldry Society of London (England) [1st & 2nd level certificates]
  • Who's Who in Genealogy and Hearldry: 1990
  • Teaching Credential: California Community College System, Earth Sciences (1985)

Experience

  • Project Manager, Content Strategy [FamilySearch.org] (2010)
  • Medievalist, Family Reconstitution Group (2009-)
  • Owner, Kitzmiller Genealogical Services (est. 1988) & FamilyTapestry.com (2009)
  • Professional Genealogist and Heraldist
  • Genealogy Instructor, Lecturer, and Author (2005-present) in a variety of locations
  • Research & Business Director, Price & Associates, Incorporated
  • Geological Consultant
  • Senior User System Specialist, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Chairman, Lines of Business Committee, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Product Manager, Ancestral File®, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Operations Manager, Ancestral File®, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Operations Manager, Medieval Families Group, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Product Manager, Medieval Families Group, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Product Manager, Pedigree Resource File®, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Product Manager, Authority Systems, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Operations Manager, Authority Systems, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Supervisor, Authority Systems Group, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Department Representative, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Systems User Specialist, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Product Consultant, Medieval Families Unit, Family History Department, LDS Church
  • Senior Correspondence Specialist, Family History Library, LDS Church
  • Correspondence Specialist, Family History Library, LDS Church
  • Professional Genealogist
  • International Lecturer for FGS, NGS and various overseas conferences
  • Volunteer European and British Reference Consultant, Family History Library, LDS Church
  • Stake Extraction Director, Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints: Aurora, Colorado
  • Assistant Branch Librarian, Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints: Denver FHC
  • Research Consultant for Burke's Perrage, London, England: Universal Genealogy, SLC., Utah: United Ancestries, SLC, Utah
  • Research Director for Richard W. Price and Associates, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG); Course director 2009 Scottish Track; Instructor various years

Associations

  • State Genealogist, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
  • Advisory Board/Council Member for Native American Peoples Historical Foundation (Advisory Bd)
  • O.T.I.O., a Lakota Sioux family history society (appointed to Advisory Council)
  • Co-Founder of NATIVE RECORDS PRESERVATION, preserve Native American records and culture; worked with many tribal groups in U.S. and Canada
  • President/Founder of MANUSCRIPT PUBLISHING FOUNDATION, a promoter of quality genealogical manuscripts and publications. (See publications)
  • President/Founder of KITZMILLER FAMILY ASSOCIATION, a one-name society interested in this rare Austrian surname. Provide descendants access to current research information.
  • Chairman/Co-Founder of BRITISH HERITAGE FORUM [Lecture group], presented genealogical seminars in Canada.
  • Co-founder of PHOTO-GEN COPYISTS, a professional copying service for genealogists.
  • Society of Genealogists (England)
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Utah Genealogical Association
  • National Society of Genealogists
  • Society for Army Historical Research (England)
  • Military History Society of Ireland
  • Victorian Military {History} Society
  • South African Military History Society
  • New South Wales Military Historical Society
  • Heraldry Society of Canada
  • Heraldry Society of Scotland
  • Heraldry Society of London
  • Heraldry Society of Ireland
  • Heraldry Society of Utah
  • East Yorkshire Family History Society
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Geological Society of America
  • The International Society of British Genealogy and Family History
    ICAPGen - International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists; Commissioner; currently member of the Testing Committee

Publications

  • “Introduction to Medieval Genealogy” in Family Chronicles, Ottawa, Canada. Sep/Oct 2003
  • “Medieval Genealogy” in Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records. Ancestry, Inc. 1998 (20 pp) with Glade Nelson {he did bibliographic study}.
  • Record Linkage as a Genealogical Tool in Genealogica & Heraldica, University of Ottawa Press, 1996 (23rd Annual meeting of the Academy of International Genealogy and Heraldry)
  • A Brief Introduction to Medieval Genealogy, John M. Kitzmiller, II. Salt Lake City: 1996.
  • Spring City, Utah Geologic Appraisal for Subsurface Water Depths 1994.
  • "British Military Ancestry, Part I" in Utah Genealogical Journal, Volume 20, Number 4, 1992. "British Military Ancestry, Part II" in Utah Genealogical Journal, Volume 21, Number 1, 1993.
  • "British Military Ancestry, Part III" in Utah Genealogical Journal, Volume 21, Number 2, 1993
  • “British Military in Ireland, Part I in The Septs (Irish Genealogical Society of Minnesota), 2010
  • “British Military in Ireland, Part II in The Septs (Irish Genealogical Society of Minnesota), 2010
  • Appraisal Report of Mineral Tract {Surface & Subsurface} for US Army Corps of Engineers, San Juan County, Utah, December 1992 (5 volumes), by John M. Kitzmiller, II and Michael R. Kitzmiller (Land value appraiser).
  • Scottish County Record Series - Volume 1: Shetland, 1990.
  • Scottish County Record Series - Volume 2: Orkney, 1990.
  • Scottish County Record Series - Volume 3: Caithness, 1989.
  • Scottish County Record Series - Volume 4: Sutherland, 1989.
  • "Scottish Probates" in GRINZ Yearbook, 1989, New Zealand.
  • "Scottish Resources at the LDS Family History Centres" in GRINZ Yearbook, 1989, New Zealand.
  • In Search of "The Forlorn Hope": A Comprehensive Guide to the Location of British Regiments (1640-WWI), 3 Volumes [1800 pp] 1988.
  • From the Danube to the Susquehanna: 350 Years of the Kitzmiller Family, Volume I [520 pp] 1985. Volume II [500 pp]1987.
  • Geology of the Joes Valley Reservoir Quadrangle, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah, Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey, Special Studies, July 1982.
  • Geology of the Joes Valley Reservoir Quadrangle, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah in Brigham Young University Thesis Studies, April 1981.
  • Die Kitzmüller Vorvätern, a quarterly newsletter. (1980-1986) 

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