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David E. Rencher Publicity 16 Apr 2007 updated.JPG  David E. Rencher, CGO, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS

He is employed by the Family History Department in Salt Lake City as the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch and has been a professional genealogist since 1977.


  • B.A. Family and Local History: Brigham Young University,1980  


  • Accredited GenealogistCM with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research
  • Certified GenealogistSM with the Board for Certification of GenealogistsSM
  • Fellow of Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)
  • Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London


  • Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Samford University Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), Birmingham, Alabama


  • Past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000
  • Past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995
  • Vice-president of the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU)
  • Chair of the joint Federation of Genealogical Societies and National Genealogical Society committee for Record Preservation and Access
  • Secretary for the Federation of Genealogical Societies
  • Trustee for the National Institute of Genealogical Research Alumni Association (NIGRAA)
  • Trustee for the Umpstead, Jr. and Elizabeth Jemima Philpott Rencher and the Winslow Farr, Sr. Family Organizations

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