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= '''Nathan W. Murphy, MA, Accredited Genealogist'''  =
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=== Areas of Expertise  ===
 
 
 
*{{·}} Southern United States
 
*{{·}} England
 
*{{·}} Colonial Immigration
 
*{{·}} 19th- and 20th-Century Immigration
 
*{{·}} DNA
 
*{{·}} Romance Languages
 
 
 
== Bio  ==
 
 
 
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 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.
 
 
 
Before coming on board at the genealogy 'Mecca' in 2010, 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]. 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.), the [http://rootstech.org/ RootsTech 2012 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.
 
 
 
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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 [http://www.familytreedna.com Family Tree DNA] surname projects. His DNA lecture, given at RootsTech 2012, is available online:<br>
 
 
 
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.<br><br>{{Generationsmurphy}}
 
 
 
== Awards  ==
 
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*''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)
 
*''International Student Scholarship'', University of Leicester,&nbsp;England (2004)
 
*''Immigrant Ancestors Grant'', Center for Family History and Genealogy, BYU, Provo, Utah (2004)
 
*''Office of Research and Creative Activities&nbsp;Scholarship ''(ORCA), BYU, Provo, Utah (2003)
 
 
 
== Publications  ==
 
 
 
*"The English Ancestry of Alice Reynolds, Wife of John Roper of Dedham, Massachusetts," ''The American Genealogist.'' (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] ($).
 
*“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>
 
*“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 [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ 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 [http://www.pricegen.com/resources/servants.htm 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 &amp; Associates, 1998.
 
*''Descendants of Azariah Doss and His Wife Lydia (Ayres) Doss''. Hanson, Kentucky: David W. Murphy &amp; Associates, 1997.
 
 
 
== Special Projects  ==
 
 
 
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| [http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/search/simple.php Immigrant Servants Database]
 
| [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page WeRelate source pages]
 
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| [[Virginia|Virginia pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
| [[Tennessee|Tennessee pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
|-
 
| [[All Hallows Bread Street with St John the Evangelist|London pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
| [[Barbados|Barbados pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
|-
 
| [[Middlesex|Middlesex pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
| [[South Carolina|South Carolina pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
|-
 
| [[Surrey|Surrey pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
| [[New York|New York pages on FamilySearch Wiki]]
 
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| [http://www.pricegen.com/english_genealogy.html Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy]
 
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== FamilySearch Blog Posts  ==
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/draper-manuscript-collection-online/ Draper Manuscript Collection Online] (13 February 2013)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/studied-virginia-genealogy/ Has Anyone Studied My Virginia Genealogy?] (6 February 2013)
 
*[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)
 
*[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)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/moving-county-boundaries/ Moving County Boundaries] (14 January 2013)
 
*[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/online-united-states-birth-marriage-death-records/ Online United States Birth, Marriage, and Death Records] (31 December 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/lives-immigrant-ancestors/ The Lives of Our Immigrant Ancestors] (26 December 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/english-family-history-websites/ What's New in the World of English Family History?] (14 December 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/map-surname/ Map My Surname] (6 December 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/updated-priorities-book-digitization-family-history-library/ Updated Priorities for Book Digitization in Family History Library] (29 November 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/books-family-history-library-november-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - November 2012 Update] (15 November 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/ancestor-george-washington/ Did My Ancestor Know George Washington?] (6 November 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/wiki-projects-familysearch-staff-focus/ What Wiki Projects Do FamilySearch Staff Focus On?] (5 November 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/byu-class-offerings-family-history-winter-2013-semester/ BYU Class Offerings in Family History - Winter 2013 Semester] (31 October 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/translate-names/ Translate First Names] (18 October 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/pedigraic-file/ Pedigraic File?] (8 October 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/icapgen-excellent-genealogist-conference/ ICAPGen Becoming an Excellent Genealogist Conference - October 19-20] (5 October 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/books-family-history-library-october-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - October 2012 Update] (3 October 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/hot-press-excellent-genealogist/ Hot Off the Press: Becoming an Excellent Genealogist] (1 October 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/name-colonial-virginia/ How Did They Say That Name in Colonial Virginia?] (27 September 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/free-guide-barbados-ancestors/ Free Guide to Barbados Ancestors] (21 September 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/books-family-history-library-september-2012-update/ New Books at the Family History Library - September 2012 Update] (17 September 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/digital-family-history-books-august-2012-report/ New Digital Family History Books - August 2012 Report] (17 September 2012)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/en/familysearch-wiki-connects-london/ FamilySearch Wiki Connects with London] (13 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/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)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/blog/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)
 
 
 
== Archival Experience  ==
 
 
 
=== United Kingdom and Ireland  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Englandmap.gif]]
 
 
 
Murphy has researched onsite in archives in each of the shaded English, Irish, and Welsh counties. Map created using [http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/genmap01.htm GenMap UK ]software.
 
 
 
He has extensive experience at [[England The National Archives|The National Archives]], [[London Metropolitan Archives|London Metropolitan Archives]], [[The British Library|The British Library]], Devon Record Office, Somerset Record Office, Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Record Office, and the Northamptonshire Record Office.
 
 
 
=== America  ===
 
 
 
*[[Barbados Archives and Libraries|Barbados Department of Archives]], Bridgetown
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah
 
*[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Filson Club]], Louisville, Kentucky
 
*[[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky State Archives]], Frankfort
 
*[[Barbados Archives and Libraries|Library of the Museum of Barbados]]
 
*[[Lima Peru La Molina Family History Center|Lima Peru La Molina Centro de Historia Familiar]]
 
*[[Maryland State Archives|Maryland State Archives]], Annapolis
 
*[[Minnesota Archives and Libraries|Minnesota Historical Society]]
 
*[[South Carolina Department of Archives and History|South Carolina Department of Archives and History]], Columbia
 
*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville
 
*[[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Indiana
 
*[[Wisconsin Historical Society|Wisconsin Historical Society]], Madison
 
*Various county courthouses in [[Illinois|Illinois]], [[Indiana|Indiana]], [[Kentucky|Kentucky]], [[Maryland|Maryland]], [[Minnesota|Minnesota]], [[Tennessee|Tennessee]], and [[Virginia|Virginia]]
 
 
 
== Family Tree<br>  ==
 
 
 
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| 1 = Nathan W. Murphy
 
| 2 = private
 
| 3 = private
 
| 4 = John W. Murphy
 
| 5 = Dorothy Humphrey
 
| 6 = Levi W. LaDuke
 
| 7 = Rosetta A. Peterson
 
| 8 = John W. Murphy
 
| 9 = Daisy E. Doss
 
| 10 = Herbert Humphrey
 
| 11 = Ethel Doss
 
| 12 = Gabriel LaDuke
 
| 13 = Florence E. Sommers
 
| 14 = Hugo A. Peterson
 
| 15 = Eva A. Skinner
 
| 16 = Hayden B. Murphy
 
| 17 = Rosie D. Whitehouse
 
| 18 = Louis W. Doss
 
| 19 = Louella Edwards
 
| 20 = Timothy D. Humphrey
 
| 21 = Amanda J. Spears
 
| 22 = Joel W. Doss
 
| 23 = Celia B. Edwards
 
| 24 = Agapet Leduc
 
| 25 = Elizabeth Bellecourt
 
| 26 = William N. Sommers
 
| 27 = Mary M. Zuzan
 
| 28 = Alex Peterson
 
| 29 = Sophia C. Lind
 
| 30 = Clark A. Skinner
 
| 31 = Minnie K. Hanson
 
| 32 = John A. Murphy
 
| 33 = Mary A. Sanders
 
| 34 = Daniel H. Whitehouse
 
| 35 = Fannie A. Morris
 
| 36 = George W. Doss
 
| 37 = Mollie E. Fisher
 
| 38 = William H. Edwards
 
| 39 = Malissa A. Wright
 
| 40 = Timothy Humphrey
 
| 41 = Matilda E. Wilkins
 
| 42 = Burrell A. Spears
 
| 43 = Ann E. Jackson
 
| 44 = John R. Doss
 
| 45 = Susan E. Dukes
 
| 46 = David J. Edwards
 
| 47 = Keziah Stringer
 
| 48 = Joseph Leduc
 
| 49 = Marguerite
 
| 50 = Eustache Bellecourt
 
| 51 = Josette Turpin
 
| 52 = Philip G. Sommers
 
| 53 = Catherina Craft
 
| 54 = Henry Zuzan
 
| 55 = Solome Heinrich
 
| 56 = Lars Peterson
 
| 57 = Anna
 
| 58 = Lind
 
| 59 = Lind
 
| 60 = Francis T. Skinner
 
| 61 = Sarah J. Dix
 
| 62 = Julius O. Hanson
 
| 63 = Ida E. Hansmann
 
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