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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.

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.