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 Margo McKinstry.jpg   Margo McKinstry, AG

Originally an eastern Canadian, Margo's love of genealogy started at an early age.  She is presently working as a British Research Consultant for FamilySearch.  Previously, for eight years, she was a member of the FamilySearch team that staffed and managed the two centers in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. 

Her accreditation is for England.  She teaches patron classes at the Family History Library and online at FamilySearch.  She is also a regular presenter at family history conferences .  Margo has authored several genealogical publications as well as spearheaded the implementation of the "Summer of Sleuthing" program for youth and families interested in pursuing family history in the summer of 2009.



Associates Degree - Weber State University


ICAPGen Accreditation - England

Genealogy & Family History Conferences

Family History Expos Conferences:  Mesa, Arizona 2008; Loveland, Colorado 2009; Salt Lake City 2009; Logan 2009; Salt Lake City 2009; St. George 2010; ICAPGen 2010; St. George 2011;

Southern California Jamboree - June 2011 & 2012

Ogden Family History conference - Sept. 2012

Sandstone Stake, Las Vegas NV Family History Jamboree - Sept. 2012

Clark County Nevada Family History Society - Oct. 2012

Classes Taught

• Beginning Research in England • England: Census Records • England: Civil Registration • England: Church Records • England: Probate Records & Indexes • England: Finding the Poor pre-1837 • Beginning Research in Scotland • Scotland: Civil Registration • Scotland: Church Records • Beginning Research in Ireland • Ireland: Census Records • Ireland: Civil Registration