Daniel Schlyter works in the Family History Library’s VIP and Public Services Unit where he does special projects involving European records. He has been assisting library patrons in using the library collection since 1978; 18 years in International Reference, 10 years in Collection Management and 2 years in US and Canada Reference. He now splits his time between hosting special library visitors and working with the International Reference unit. His specialization is in Eastern European, German, and Jewish research. He is an Accredited Genealogist for Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
His own ancestry is Scandinavian and he has done considerable research in Sweden and Denmark. Mr. Schlyter served on the board of directors of the Polish Genealogical Society of America from 1984 to 1999 and on the board of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies from 2000 to 2008. He has authored several genealogical books and numerous articles as well as Family History Library instructional material. His broad experience in genealogical research, acquisition and analysis makes him a real asset to the Library.