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[[Image:Robert.Raymond.jpg|right|Robert Raymond, FamilySearch employee]]Robert Raymond is a content strategy project manager for FamilySearch, the largest genealogical organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before FamilySearch, Robert worked at Ancestry.com for nearly six years. He is the staff trainer at a local Family History Center where he can be found in the trenches every Wednesday night. Robert is the shadow writer for one of the web’s most popular genealogical blogs and is the creator, author, and webmaster of an acclaimed family history website where he has published 1,700 pages of information, including numerous articles, dozens of personal histories, dozens of maps (several of his own creation), and photographs of hundreds of pages of genealogical records. Robert holds over a dozen technology patents and has a masters degree in electrical/computer engineering from Brigham Young University where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar.  
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[[Image:Robert.Raymond.png|right|190x209px]]Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, helping increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products and improving relationships with the genealogical community. Additionally, Robert helps set the record acquisition and publication strategy.<br><br>Robert is a popular speaker and writer. His blog (authored pseudonymously) has won many awards and recognitions and is consistently ranked among the top ten genealogical blogs. He is the author of an acclaimed family history website where he has published hundreds of digitized genealogical records and personal histories, written numerous articles, and created several maps. Before FamilySearch, Robert worked at Ancestry.com and before that was vice president of an award winning technology company.<br><br>Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. Robert holds over a dozen technology patents and earned a masters degree in electrical (computer) engineering from Brigham Young University where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar. He is a volunteer at a FamilySearch Family History Center where he can be found in the trenches every Wednesday night.  
  
 
= Presentations<br>  =
 
= Presentations<br>  =
  
 
*[[NGS2010X|Doing Research in Real Time-An Exhilarating Collaboration Experience!]]<br>  
 
*[[NGS2010X|Doing Research in Real Time-An Exhilarating Collaboration Experience!]]<br>  
*[[Blog_Your_Way_to_Genealogical_Success|Blog Your Way to Genealogical Success]]<br>  
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*[[Blog Your Way to Genealogical Success|Blog Your Way to Genealogical Success]]<br>  
 
*[http://www.familyhistoryfair.com/classInfo.html?recId=S026 How Mature are You (Genealogically)?]  
 
*[http://www.familyhistoryfair.com/classInfo.html?recId=S026 How Mature are You (Genealogically)?]  
 
*Understanding Mills Citation Guides  
 
*Understanding Mills Citation Guides  

Latest revision as of 21:32, 15 April 2011

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Robert Raymond is a deputy to FamilySearch Chief Genealogical Officer, David Rencher, helping increase genealogical soundness of FamilySearch products and improving relationships with the genealogical community. Additionally, Robert helps set the record acquisition and publication strategy.

Robert is a popular speaker and writer. His blog (authored pseudonymously) has won many awards and recognitions and is consistently ranked among the top ten genealogical blogs. He is the author of an acclaimed family history website where he has published hundreds of digitized genealogical records and personal histories, written numerous articles, and created several maps. Before FamilySearch, Robert worked at Ancestry.com and before that was vice president of an award winning technology company.

Robert is a genealogy technologist with more than 40 years experience in genealogy and 30 years in technology. Robert holds over a dozen technology patents and earned a masters degree in electrical (computer) engineering from Brigham Young University where he was honored as a Kimball Scholar. He is a volunteer at a FamilySearch Family History Center where he can be found in the trenches every Wednesday night.

Contents

Presentations

Online Activity

RootsWeb

Ancestry.com

Miscellaneous

FamilySearch Wiki

Significant Contributions

Minor Contributions

Blog Recognition

Robert anonymously writes a popular genealogy blog. Recognitions include:

Employment

Ancestry.com

November 2002 – July 2008: Sr. Manager of Content Strategy and Analysis

Web analytics, data warehouse, Omniture implementation engineer: Ancestry.com, RootsWeb.com, Genealogy.com and MyFamily.com.

Consulting

2001 – 2003: Genealogy professional, web development, digital imaging, intellectual property

PowerQuest

1993 – 2001: Vice President

Company growth from $0 to $65 million, culminating in sell of company to Symantec. Grew team size from four to 100 consisting of software engineering, project management, quality control, localization and documentation. Managed R & D portion of P & L statement. Architected PartitionMagic.

TransEra

1983 – 1993: Sr. Software Engineer.

Created compilers, interpreters, and device drivers.for UNIX, X-Windows, VMS, DOS, and Windows.

Education

Brigham Young University

1987: MS, Electrical Engineering (Computer)

1985: BS, Electrical Engineering (Computer)

Activities and Societies: Spencer W. Kimball Scholar, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society (treasurer), Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.


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