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== Bio  ==
 
== Bio  ==
  
Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, is a [[Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants|United States and Canada Research Consultant]] at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interest in the topic piqued at age eight. Producers of [http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/ ''History Detectives''] (History Channel), [http://www.history.com/shows/how-the-states-got-their-shapes ''How the States Got Their Shapes''] (PBS), and ''[http://www.byutv.org/thegenerationsproject/ The Generations Project]'' (BYUtv) have drawn on his knowledge for their TV shows. He answered questions at one of the "Ask the Experts" desks at London's 2009 ''[http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk/ Who Do You Think You Are? Live!] ''event.  
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Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, is a [[Family History Library: United States and Canada Research Consultants|United States and Canada Senior Research Consultant]] at the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interest in the topic piqued at age eight. Producers of [http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/ ''History Detectives''] (History Channel), [http://www.history.com/shows/how-the-states-got-their-shapes ''How the States Got Their Shapes''] (PBS), and ''[http://www.byutv.org/thegenerationsproject/ The Generations Project]'' (BYUtv) have sought his expertise for their TV shows. He answered questions at one of the "Ask the Experts" desks at London's 2009 ''[http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.co.uk/ Who Do You Think You Are? Live!] ''event.  
  
 
Before coming on board at the genealogy 'Mecca' in 2010,&nbsp;he received a BA in Family History and Genealogy from [http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ Brigham Young University], completed an internship in London studying emigration sources through the [http://immigrants.byu.edu/main_page/select_language Immigrant Ancestors Project], and graduated with distinction from the MA programme in English Local History at the [http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/ University of Leicester]. He has completed four years of Ph.D. studies in Colonial American and English history at Leicester and the [http://www.utah.edu University of Utah]. He worked four years as a researcher and marketing director for [http://www.pricegen.com Price and Associates Genealogical Services], where he gained 6000 hours of professional research experience.  
 
Before coming on board at the genealogy 'Mecca' in 2010,&nbsp;he received a BA in Family History and Genealogy from [http://familyhistory.byu.edu/ Brigham Young University], completed an internship in London studying emigration sources through the [http://immigrants.byu.edu/main_page/select_language Immigrant Ancestors Project], and graduated with distinction from the MA programme in English Local History at the [http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/ University of Leicester]. He has completed four years of Ph.D. studies in Colonial American and English history at Leicester and the [http://www.utah.edu University of Utah]. He worked four years as a researcher and marketing director for [http://www.pricegen.com Price and Associates Genealogical Services], where he gained 6000 hours of professional research experience.  
  
During his studies, Nathan assisted six professors in their research. His graduate studies have focused on tracing the origins and fates of English men, women, and children who migrated to Colonial America, particularly indentured servants and transported convicts. His project to identify these people [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database] has received international praise from organizations such as [http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199730414/obo-9780199730414-0113.xml?rskey=IKuuBw&result=43&q= Oxford Bibliographies], [http://www.spub.co.uk/tgi4/links11.php The Genealogist's Internet], and the [http://www.nypl.org/weblinks/genealogy New York Public Library].<br>  
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During his studies, Nathan assisted six professors in their research. His graduate studies have focused on tracing the origins and fates of English men, women, and children who migrated to Colonial America, particularly indentured servants and transported convicts. His project to identify these people [http://www.immigrantservants.com Immigrant Servants Database] has received international praise from organizations such as [http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199730414/obo-9780199730414-0113.xml?rskey=IKuuBw&result=43&q= Oxford Bibliographies], [http://www.spub.co.uk/tgi4/links11.php The Genealogist's Internet], and the [http://www.nypl.org/weblinks/genealogy New York Public Library]. A reproduction of a rare indentured servant contract (1738) his project uncovered was on display at the [http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island_poa.asp Ellis Island Museum] in New York City in 2012.<br>  
  
At this stage in his career, he has been recognized as an [http://www.icapgen.org/ Accredited Genealogist] for the Mid-South United States, Gulf-South United States, and England and has lectured at several national and international conferences, most recently the [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info 2011 National Genealogical Society Conference] (Charleston, S.C.) and the [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech 2012 Conference] (Salt Lake City, Utah). He has 'edu-tained' audiences on [http://www2.ncl.com/ Norwegian Cruise Line] in the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera.  
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At this stage in his career, he has been recognized as an [http://www.icapgen.org/ Accredited Genealogist] for the Mid-South United States, Gulf-South United States, and England and has lectured at several national and international conferences, most recently the [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info 2011 National Genealogical Society Conference] (Charleston, S.C.), the [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech 2013 Conference] (Salt Lake City, Utah), and the [http://www.infouga.org/ 2013 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy] (Salt Lake City, Utah). He has 'edu-tained' audiences on [http://www2.ncl.com/ Norwegian Cruise Line] in the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera.  
  
 
Nathan's twenty years of expertise extends to the British Isles, the former British Empire, Central America, North America, South America, and Southwestern Europe. He has regularly worked with clients whose roots reach back into these parts of the world. His foreign language training includes: Early Modern English, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Welsh and he has conducted onsite research in many American and European archives.  
 
Nathan's twenty years of expertise extends to the British Isles, the former British Empire, Central America, North America, South America, and Southwestern Europe. He has regularly worked with clients whose roots reach back into these parts of the world. His foreign language training includes: Early Modern English, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Welsh and he has conducted onsite research in many American and European archives.  
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Nathan served a term as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists ([http://www.icapgen.org ICAPGen]), during which time he solicited speakers for two of their "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist" conferences at [http://home.byu.edu/home/ Brigham Young University].  
 
Nathan served a term as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists ([http://www.icapgen.org ICAPGen]), during which time he solicited speakers for two of their "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist" conferences at [http://home.byu.edu/home/ Brigham Young University].  
  
Nathan has published articles in scholarly genealogical journals in the United States and the United Kingdom. A reproduction of a rare indentured servant contract (1738) his project uncovered will be on display at the [http://www.ellisisland.org/genealogy/ellis_island_poa.asp Ellis Island Museum] in New York City in 2012.<br><br>{{Generationsmurphy}}  
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Nathan has published articles in scholarly genealogical journals in the United States and the United Kingdom.<br><br>{{Generationsmurphy}}  
  
 
== Awards  ==
 
== Awards  ==
 
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*''Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research'', Board for Certification of Genealogists, Washington, DC&nbsp;(2010)  
 
*''Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research'', Board for Certification of Genealogists, Washington, DC&nbsp;(2010)  
 
*''Young Family Historian of the Year'', Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU, Provo, Utah&nbsp;(2007)  
 
*''Young Family Historian of the Year'', Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU, Provo, Utah&nbsp;(2007)  
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== Publications  ==
 
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*"The English Ancestry of Alice Reynolds, Wife of John Roper of Dedham, Massachusetts," ''The American Genealogist,'' Vol. 85, No. 3 (Jul. 2011):222-234. (with Leslie Mahler, FASG)
 
*“An Italian Indentured Servant Contract: Thomas Jefferson's Gardener, Anthony Giannini (1773-1778),” ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 100, No. 3 (Sep. 2012):221-228. (with Robert Lewis Giannini III.) Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ NGS website] ($).  
 
*“An Italian Indentured Servant Contract: Thomas Jefferson's Gardener, Anthony Giannini (1773-1778),” ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 100, No. 3 (Sep. 2012):221-228. (with Robert Lewis Giannini III.) Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ NGS website] ($).  
 
*“Using DNA to Find Immigrant Origins,” ''Becoming an Excellent Genealogist:&nbsp;Essays on Professional Research Skills''. ICAPGen, 2012. Online [http://www.icapgen.org/icapgen/node/2582 bookstore].<br>  
 
*“Using DNA to Find Immigrant Origins,” ''Becoming an Excellent Genealogist:&nbsp;Essays on Professional Research Skills''. ICAPGen, 2012. Online [http://www.icapgen.org/icapgen/node/2582 bookstore].<br>  
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== FamilySearch Blog Posts  ==
 
== FamilySearch Blog Posts  ==
  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-tree-adam-eve/ "I Have My Family Tree Back to Adam and Eve"] (10 January 2013)
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20140306221040/https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-history-2050-dnas-impact/ Family History in 2050: DNA's Impact] (5 March 2014) (WayBack Machine)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2014-entrevistas-por-sonia-meza/ RootsTech 2014 Entrevistas por Sonia Meza] (26 February 2014)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2014-interview-lisa-louise-cooke/ RootsTech 2014 Interview by Lisa Louise Cooke] (25 February 2014)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearchs-obituary-digitization-project/ FamilySearch's Obituary Digitization Project] (24 February 2014)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-cornwall-england-ancestors/ Free Guide to Cornwall England Ancestors] (18 February 2014)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/genealogical-library-changed-family-history-library-1987/ Why was the Name of the Genealogical Library Changed to the Family History Library in 1987?] (14 January 2014)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-wiki-applauded-in-the-new-york-times/ FamilySearch Wiki Applauded in The New York Times] (9 December 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/demonyms/ Demonyms] (3 December 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-kent-england-ancestors/ Free Guide to Kent England Ancestors] (22 November 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/google-books-free-copies-pages-family-history-library-books/ Use Google Books to Get Free Copies of Pages of Family History Library Books] (4 November 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/death-chart/ Death Chart] (28 October 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-history-company-facebook-likeometer/ Family History Company Facebook Likeometer] (8 October 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-wiki-reaches-important-milestone-2/ FamilySearch Wiki Reaches an Important Milestone] (3 October 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/top-ten-signs-hardcore-genealogist/ Top Ten Signs You're a Hardcore Genealogist] (1 October 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-lancashire-england-ancestors/ Free Guide to Lancashire England Ancestors] (17 September 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-history-centers-rest-homes/ Family History Centers in Rest Homes?] (5 September 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/judging-familytree-accuracy-french-canadian-immigrants/ Judging Family Tree Accuracy: French Canadian Immigrants] (23 August 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/sandbox-familytree-training-elder-moon/ Sandbox FamilyTree Training by Elder Moon] (14 August 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/difference-genealogy-family-history/ What is the Difference between Genealogy and Family History?] (9 August 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/updated-family-history-center-operations-guide-now-available-online/ Updated Family History Center Operations Guide Now Available Online] (7 August 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/needed-family-history-center-photos/ Help Needed: Family History Center Photos] (30 July 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/womans-motivation-publishing-family-history-1837/ A Woman's Motivation for Publishing Her Family History (1837)] (12 July 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/african-american-ancestors-muslims/ Were My African American Ancestors Muslims?] (8 July 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/eastern-european-research-workshop-august-610-2013-salt-lake-city/ Eastern European Research Workshop August 6-10, 2013 Salt Lake City] (3 July 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-boston-ancestors/ Free Guide to Boston Ancestors] (21 June 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-pennsylvania-ancestors/ Free Guide to Pennsylvania Ancestors] (12 June 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/watch-genealogy-jamboree-live-sessions-free-weekend/ Watch Genealogy Jamboree Live Sessions Free This Weekend!] (5 June 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/curse-community/ Curse of the Community] (3 June 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-york-ancestors/ Free Guide to New York Ancestors] (28 May 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/tracing-german-american-immigrants/ Tracing German American Immigrants] (9 May 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-tree-adam-eve-part-2/ "I Have My Family Tree Back to Adam and Eve" Part 2] (8 May 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/dna-1940s-professional-genealogist/ DNA vs. 1940s Professional Genealogist] (24 April 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2013-video-interviews-lisa-louise-cooke/ RootsTech 2013 Video Interviews by Lisa Louise Cooke] (10 April 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2013-video-interviews-dearmyrtle/ RootsTech 2013 Video Interviews by DearMYRTLE] (9 April 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2013-video-interviews-rosemary-morgan/ RootsTech 2013 Video Interviews by Rosemary Morgan] (4 April 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2013-video-interviews-jill-ball/ RootsTech 2013 Video Interviews by Jill Ball] (3 April 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/genealogy-history/ Genealogy vs. History] (1 April 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/mormons-genealogy-records-granite-mountain-vault/ Do Mormons Keep Genealogy Records in a Granite Mountain Vault?] (18 March 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/ancestor-mayflower/ My Ancestor Came on the Mayflower] (13 March 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/draper-manuscript-collection-online/ Draper Manuscript Collection Online] (13 February 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/studied-virginia-genealogy/ Has Anyone Studied My Virginia Genealogy?] (6 February 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/oclc-familysearch-partnership-combine-resources-richer-genealogy-research-experience/ OCLC and FamilySearch Partnership will Combine Resources for a Richer Genealogy Research Experience] (1 February 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/american-revolutionary-war-ancestors-tour-dar-website/ American Revolutionary War Ancestors: A Tour of the DAR Website] (29 January 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/moving-county-boundaries/ Moving County Boundaries] (14 January 2013)
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/family-tree-adam-eve/ "I Have My Family Tree Back to Adam and Eve"] (10 January 2013)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familys-dna-tested/ Has My Family's DNA Been Tested?] (7 January 2013)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familys-dna-tested/ Has My Family's DNA Been Tested?] (7 January 2013)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/online-united-states-birth-marriage-death-records/ Online United States Birth, Marriage, and Death Records] (31 December 2012)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/online-united-states-birth-marriage-death-records/ Online United States Birth, Marriage, and Death Records] (31 December 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/book-ancestor-mormon/ New Book - My Ancestor Was a Mormon] (11 September 2012)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/book-ancestor-mormon/ New Book - My Ancestor Was a Mormon] (11 September 2012)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/digital-family-history-books-july-2012-report/ New Digital Family History Books - July 2012 Report] (7 September 2012)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/digital-family-history-books-july-2012-report/ New Digital Family History Books - July 2012 Report] (7 September 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/digital-familysearch-books-june-2012-report/ New Digital Family History Books – June 2012 Report] (29 August 2012)<br>  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/digital-familysearch-books-june-2012-report/ New Digital Family History Books – June 2012 Report] (29 August 2012)<br>  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/napoleons-contribution-genealogy/ Napoleon's Contribution to Genealogy] (21 August 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/napoleons-contribution-genealogy/ Napoleon's Contribution to Genealogy] (21 August 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/meet-family-history-library-staff/ Meet Family History Library Staff] (8 August 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/meet-family-history-library-staff/ Meet Family History Library Staff] (8 August 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/books-family-history-library-august-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - August 2012 Update] (6 August 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/books-family-history-library-august-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - August 2012 Update] (6 August 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/free-guide-london-ancestors/ Free Guide to London Ancestors] (26 July 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-london-ancestors/ Free Guide to London Ancestors] (26 July 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/welsh-mormon-family-history-website/ Welsh Mormon Family History Website] (26 July 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/welsh-mormon-family-history-website/ Welsh Mormon Family History Website] (26 July 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/books-family-history-library-july-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - July 2012 Update] (10 July 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/books-family-history-library-july-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - July 2012 Update] (10 July 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/free-guide-tennessee-ancestors/ Free Guide to Tennessee Ancestors] (6 July 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-tennessee-ancestors/ Free Guide to Tennessee Ancestors] (6 July 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/books-family-history-library/ New Books at the Family History Library] (6 July 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/books-family-history-library/ New Books at the Family History Library] (6 July 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/familysearch-cyndis-list/ FamilySearch is on Cyndi's List] (14 June 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-cyndis-list/ FamilySearch is on Cyndi's List] (14 June 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/free-guides-american-indian-ancestors/ Free Guides to American Indian Ancestors] (13 June 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guides-american-indian-ancestors/ Free Guides to American Indian Ancestors] (13 June 2012)  
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/ron-tanner-live-salt-lake-city/ Ron Tanner - Live from Salt Lake City!] (17 May 2012)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/ron-tanner-live-salt-lake-city/ Ron Tanner - Live from Salt Lake City!] (17 May 2012)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/keeping-censuses-17901940/ Keeping Up With the Censuses (1790-1940)] (7 May 2012)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/keeping-censuses-17901940/ Keeping Up With the Censuses (1790-1940)] (7 May 2012)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/facebook/ Like Us on Facebook] (22 March 2012)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/facebook/ Like Us on Facebook] (22 March 2012)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/rootstech-2012-videos-online/ RootsTech 2012 Videos Now Online] (12 March 2012)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/rootstech-2012-videos-online/ RootsTech 2012 Videos Now Online] (12 March 2012)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/american-brickwalls/ Seven American Brickwalls] (17 February 2012)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/american-brickwalls/ Seven American Brickwalls] (17 February 2012)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/italian-allegati-matrimoniali-fast-lane-to-the-past/ Italian Allegati Matrimoniali: Fast Lane to the Past] (21 December 2011)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/italian-allegati-matrimoniali-fast-lane-to-the-past/ Italian Allegati Matrimoniali: Fast Lane to the Past] (21 December 2011)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/new-website-about-english-catholic-nuns/ New Website about English Catholic Nuns] (16 November 2011)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/new-website-about-english-catholic-nuns/ New Website about English Catholic Nuns] (16 November 2011)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/ojibwa-mama/ Ojibwa Mama] (29 August 2011)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/ojibwa-mama/ Ojibwa Mama] (29 August 2011)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/samurai-ancestry-getting-started-in-japanese-research/ Samurai Ancestry: Getting Started in Japanese Research] (5 July 2011)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/samurai-ancestry-getting-started-in-japanese-research/ Samurai Ancestry: Getting Started in Japanese Research] (5 July 2011)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/the-ancestry-of-princess-kate/ The Ancestry of Princess Kate] (2 June 2011)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/the-ancestry-of-princess-kate/ The Ancestry of Princess Kate] (2 June 2011)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/enhance-the-south-carolina-pages-in-the-familysearch-research-wiki/ Enhance the South Carolina Pages in the FamilySearch Research Wiki] (5 April 2011)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/enhance-the-south-carolina-pages-in-the-familysearch-research-wiki/ Enhance the South Carolina Pages in the FamilySearch Research Wiki] (5 April 2011)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/english-research-for-american-genealogists-cemeteries/ English Research for American Genealogists: Cemeteries] (2 November 2010)  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/english-research-for-american-genealogists-cemeteries/ English Research for American Genealogists: Cemeteries] (2 November 2010)  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/hidden-virginia-taxation-records-in-the-family-history-library-collection/ Hidden Virginia Taxation Records in the Family History Library Collection] (10 September 2010)
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/hidden-virginia-taxation-records-in-the-family-history-library-collection/ Hidden Virginia Taxation Records in the Family History Library Collection] (10 September 2010)
  
 
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Nathan W. Murphy, MA, Accredited Genealogist

Areas of Expertise

  •  · Southern United States
  •  · England
  •  · Immigration
  •  · DNA
  •  · Romance Languages

Bio

Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, is a United States and Canada Senior Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. His interest in the topic piqued at age eight. Producers of History Detectives (History Channel), How the States Got Their Shapes (PBS), and The Generations Project (BYUtv) have sought his expertise for their TV shows. He answered questions at one of the "Ask the Experts" desks at London's 2009 Who Do You Think You Are? Live! event.

Before coming on board at the genealogy 'Mecca' in 2010, he received a BA in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University, completed an internship in London studying emigration sources through the Immigrant Ancestors Project, and graduated with distinction from the MA programme in English Local History at the University of Leicester. He has completed four years of Ph.D. studies in Colonial American and English history at Leicester and the University of Utah. He worked four years as a researcher and marketing director for Price and Associates Genealogical Services, where he gained 6000 hours of professional research experience.

During his studies, Nathan assisted six professors in their research. His graduate studies have focused on tracing the origins and fates of English men, women, and children who migrated to Colonial America, particularly indentured servants and transported convicts. His project to identify these people Immigrant Servants Database has received international praise from organizations such as Oxford Bibliographies, The Genealogist's Internet, and the New York Public Library. A reproduction of a rare indentured servant contract (1738) his project uncovered was on display at the Ellis Island Museum in New York City in 2012.

At this stage in his career, he has been recognized as an Accredited Genealogist for the Mid-South United States, Gulf-South United States, and England and has lectured at several national and international conferences, most recently the 2011 National Genealogical Society Conference (Charleston, S.C.), the RootsTech 2013 Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah), and the 2013 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Salt Lake City, Utah). He has 'edu-tained' audiences on Norwegian Cruise Line in the Caribbean and Mexican Riviera.

Nathan's twenty years of expertise extends to the British Isles, the former British Empire, Central America, North America, South America, and Southwestern Europe. He has regularly worked with clients whose roots reach back into these parts of the world. His foreign language training includes: Early Modern English, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Welsh and he has conducted onsite research in many American and European archives.

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Nathan is passionate about tracing immigrant origins and promoting DNA. His own DNA, and hence his Colonial Southern Murphy's DNA, matches Murphys from near County Cork, Ireland. Nathan has also learned, using this technique, that two of his other Colonial Southern ancestors originated in Cornwall and Devon England. He has helped manage two Family Tree DNA surname projects. His DNA lecture, given at RootsTech 2012, is available online:

Nathan served a term as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), during which time he solicited speakers for two of their "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist" conferences at Brigham Young University.

Nathan has published articles in scholarly genealogical journals in the United States and the United Kingdom.

| "Will" Episode, The Generations Project (BYUTV)
The indentured servant ancestor in the "Will" episode of The Generations Project was found in Nathan W. Murphy's Immigrant Servants Database. Click the image to watch the episode.

Awards

  • Donald Mosher Memorial Award for Colonial Virginia Research, Board for Certification of Genealogists, Washington, DC (2010)
  • Young Family Historian of the Year, Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU, Provo, Utah (2007)
  • International Student Scholarship, University of Leicester, England (2004)
  • Immigrant Ancestors Grant, Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU, Provo, Utah (2004)
  • Office of Research and Creative Activities Scholarship (ORCA), BYU, Provo, Utah (2003)

Publications

  • "The English Ancestry of Alice Reynolds, Wife of John Roper of Dedham, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Jul. 2011):222-234. (with Leslie Mahler, FASG)
  • “An Italian Indentured Servant Contract: Thomas Jefferson's Gardener, Anthony Giannini (1773-1778),” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 3 (Sep. 2012):221-228. (with Robert Lewis Giannini III.) Digital version at NGS website ($).
  • “Using DNA to Find Immigrant Origins,” Becoming an Excellent Genealogist: Essays on Professional Research Skills. ICAPGen, 2012. Online bookstore.
  • “The English Origin of John Josua, Gentleman, 1609 Adventurer to Virginia: An Analysis of the First English Will to Mention American Kin,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 85, No. 1 (Jan. 2011):29-36.
  • “The Devon Seafaring Origins of William Byrd's Mother's Family: Grace (Stegge) Byrd of London, Thomas Stegge of Charles City County, Virginia, and Captain Abraham Read of Charles City County, Virginia; Including Additional Details about William Byrd's Father John Byrd's Career as a London Goldsmith,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 84, No. 4 (October 2010):241-256.
  • “London Foundlings in Colonial America: Overseas Leads to Dead Ends; John Abchurch, William Abchurch, Isaac Jewry, and Henry Woolchurch of Virginia and Maryland,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 83, No. 2 (July 2008): 100-110.
  • “‘To be sent to America,’ Indentured Servants Registered at Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, 1683-1689,” Genealogists’ Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 3 (September 2007): 101-102.
  • “Cornelius McDermott Roe: Indentured Servant to George Washington,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 95, No. 2 (June 2007): 135-146. Digital version at NGS website ($).
  • “Devon’s Supply of North American and Caribbean Indentured Servants, 1655-1660,” Genealogist’s Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 1 (March 2007): 3-12.
  • “Origins of Colonial Chesapeake Indentured Servants: American and English Sources,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 93, No. 1 (March 2005): 5-24. Available online.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Latin in the Kingdom of Hungary,” Federation of East European Family History Society’s Journal, Vol. 11 (2003): 12-28.
  • Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins, and Jarvis. Hanson, Kentucky: David W. Murphy & Associates, 1998.
  • Descendants of Azariah Doss and His Wife Lydia (Ayres) Doss. Hanson, Kentucky: David W. Murphy & Associates, 1997.

Special Projects

Immigrant Servants Database WeRelate source pages
Virginia pages on FamilySearch Wiki Tennessee pages on FamilySearch Wiki
London pages on FamilySearch Wiki Barbados pages on FamilySearch Wiki
Middlesex pages on FamilySearch Wiki South Carolina pages on FamilySearch Wiki
Surrey pages on FamilySearch Wiki New York pages on FamilySearch Wiki
Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy Pennsylvania pages on FamilySearch Wiki

FamilySearch Blog Posts

Archival Experience

United Kingdom and Ireland

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Murphy has researched onsite in archives in each of the shaded English, Irish, and Welsh counties. Map created using GenMap UK software.

He has extensive experience at The National Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, The British Library, Devon Record Office, Somerset Record Office, Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Record Office, and the Northamptonshire Record Office.

America

Family Tree

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