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Beth Taylor, CG

Beth Taylor works as a Genealogy Research Consultant in the United States and Canada Unit at the Family History Library (FHL).

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Bio

Beth's interest in genealogy comes from a fascination with family stories. As a child, Beth liked to listen to the stories recounted by her mother when relatives came to visit. Beth started dabbling in genealogy at the age of fourteen. When she entered college, she took several college courses on genealogy related topics. Beth has a BA of History from Brigham Young University, 2005, with a minor in sociology. Beth joined the Family History Department in August 2005 and the Family History Library (FHL) in February 2006. Beth is currently pursuing credentials through ICAPGen. Beth is very passionate about teaching classes on genealogy topics and enjoys the challenges of helping patrons at the FHL search for and find their ancestors.

Genealogy Credentials

Certified Genealogist (CG), Board for the Certification of Genealogy, 2010

Education

BA History, Brigham Young University, 2005

Specialties/Interests

  • U.S. Midwest
  • Southern California
  • Quakers
  • U.S. Probate Records
  • U.S. Land Records
  • Technology

Classes

Beth has taught more than 150 classes to the patrons, employees, and missionaries of the FHL on a variety of topics including:

  • Are you Your Own Brick Wall?
  • U.S. Probate Records
  • Basic U.S. Land Records
  • Midwest Treasures
  • U.S. Vital Records
  • U.S. Immigration
  • Organizing Your Genealogy
  • Organizing Genealogy Computer Files
  • FamilySearch.org Basics
  • Using the Family History Library Catalog
  • Personal Ancestral File
  • Using USB and U3 Flash drives

Conferences

Beth has presented at the following conferences:

  • UGA South Davis Fair, Woods Cross, Utah, Apr 2013; presented "Organizing Your Genealogy," "Are You Your Own Brick Wall? Common Genealogy Mistakes and Their Solutions," and "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954"
  • ICAPGen Conference, Provo, Utah, Oct 2012; presented "Exploring the New Family Tree," "Are You Your Own Brick Wall? Common Genealogy Mistakes and Their Solutions," and "Home on the Range: U.S. Federal Land Records"
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, Jul-Aug 2012; presented "Are You Your Own Brick Wall? Common Genealogy Mistakes and Their Solutions" and "Where There's a Will, There's a Probate: U.S. Probate Records"
  • Riverton Family History Seminar, Riverton, Utah, Jun 2012; presented "Solving Really Tough Research Problems" and "Organizing Your Genealogy"
  • Riverton Family History Seminar, Riverton, Utah, Feb 2012; presented "Organizing Your Genealogy"
  • UGA Virtual Chapter, Feb 2012; presented "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954"
  • Riverton Family History Seminar, Riverton, Utah, Nov 2011; presented "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954"
  • Family History Expo, San Mateo, California, Oct 2011; presented "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954," "The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead: U.S. Vital Records Overview," and "Census Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors"
  • Riverton Family History Seminar, Riverton, Utah, Sep 2011; presented "Basic U.S. Land Records"
  • Family History Expo, Loveland, Colorado, Jun 2011; presented "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954," "The Bred, the Wed, and the Dead: U.S. Vital Records Overview," and "Census Techniques and Strategies for Finding Elusive Ancestors"
  • Riverton Family History Seminar, Riverton, Utah, Jun 2011; presented "The Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses, and the Wretched Refuse: U.S. Immigration from 1820-1954"
  • Family History Expo, Pleasanton, California, Oct 2010; presented "Census Techniques and Tips for Finding Elusive Ancestors" and "U.S. Vital Records Overview"
  • BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah, Aug 2007; presented "Organizing Genealogy Computer Files"

Societies

Beth currently belongs to or has belonged to the following societies:

  • Utah Library Association (ULA); Member and Recording Secretary, 2007-2008
  • National Genealogical Society (NGS); 2009-present
  • Utah Genealogical Association; 2012-present

Working with the Deaf

Beth actively supports the deaf volunteers at the FHL. She took four semesters of American Sign Language (ASL) in college and has improved her language skills by answering questions from deaf patrons, helping the deaf volunteers with technical issues, and setting up and working at the FamilySearch booth at several deaf events including the Deaflympics (2007) and the local Deaf Bazaar (2006-2012).

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