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Daniel R. Jones, MS, AG
is an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Swiss and German research. His interest in genealogy began when as a youngster he would pore over his mother's Book of Remembrance, but his love affair with family history took off at the age of 13 when a Boy Scout merit badge brought him to a Family History Center at a local LDS chapel. Daniel has been working professionally since 2003 in helping several high-profile clients with research all over Europe. He has experience in numerous archives across more than a dozen countries in Europe, North America, and Africa.

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  • Brigham Young University, B.A. Family History, magna cum laude (2002)
  • University of Utah, M.S. History---Early Modern Europe (2014)
  • Accredited Genealogist in Switzerland


Archives Experience

  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Herisau, Switzerland (Appenzell)
  • Bern, Switzerland
  • Frauenfeld, Switzerland (Thurgau)
  • Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Glarus, Switzerland
  • Kassel, Germany
  • Hannover, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Boppard, Germany
  • Magdeburg, Germany
  • Eisenach, Germany
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Nürnberg, Germany
  • Hohenstein, Germany
  • Oppenheim, Germany
  • Herrstein, Germany
  • Numerous village archives, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Graz, Austria
  • Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Rzeszów, Poland
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Lódz, Poland
  • Przemyśl, Poland
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Fano, Italy
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Sundeval, Sweden
  • L'viv, Ukraine
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Kilkenny, Ireland
  • London, England
  • Hertford, England
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Pretoria, South Africa
  • Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Washington, DC
  • New York City

Classes Taught

  • Solving Complex Genealogical Problems: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 2015
  • Switzerland: Family Registry Online: Family History Library, 2014
  • Switzerland: Compiled Genealogies: Family History Library, 2014
  • Switzerland: Bern Church Records Online: Family History Library, 2014
  • Switzerland: Using Swiss records fully: Family History Library, 2014
  • South Africa: Beginning Research: Family History Library, 2014
  • South Africa: National Archives, Family History Library, 2014
  • South Africa: FamilySearch Collections Online, Family History Library, 2014
  • Advanced German Research: Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, 2013

Research Interests

  • South Africa genealogy
  • Eastern European research
  • Swiss town records
  • European royalty and nobility genealogy
  • Latin American research


  • German: speak, read, and write
  • Dutch: speak, read, and write
  • Latin, French, Italian, Spanish  – reading ability

Online Activity

  • Central Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook
  • Eastern Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook
  • Asia, Africa & Pacific Genealogy Research Community on Facebook
  • Southern Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook
  • Northern Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook
  • British Isles Genealogy Research Community on Facebook