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'''Darris G. Williams''', AG<sup>®</sup>  
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'''[[Image:Darris_G_Williams.JPG|thumb]]Darris G. Williams''', AG<sup>®</sup>  
  
[[Image:Darris_G_Williams.JPG|143x187px]]I began tracing my family history in 1983 while stationed in England with the United States Air Force.<br>  
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I began tracing my family history in 1983 while stationed in England with the United States Air Force. During my three years in England I visited various archives in England and Wales.<br>  
  
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After my time in England I began studies at Brigham Young University and eventually finished a degree in Family and Community History. I started work at the Family History Library in 1991 as a British Reference Consultant. Bert Rawlins, Paul Smart and and others mentored me extending my education well beyond what was available at university. The opportunity to attend a course in Welsh family history at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth under the direction of John and Sheila Rowlands helped mold my passion for Welsh family history.
  
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I took the genealogical accreditation test for England administered by ICAPGen and after a few years of recovery took the Wales accreditation test passing it also.
  
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In 2004 I transferred from the Family History Library to Worldwide Support where we provided suport to family historians throughout the world. Our effort to develop wiki.familysearch.org started as a tool for providing better and more efficient research support.
  
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In the fall of 2008 I transferred to the Collection Management team where priorities are set for acquiring and publishing digital records. A reorganization in December 2009 placed me on the Content Strategy team. My responsibilities have expanded from British to a much larger portion of the world's countries. Content Strategy helps FamilySearch prioritize records based on their ability to help researchers:
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*Connect to living memory
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*Locate ancestors by geography
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*Trace Ancestors
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*Trace descendants
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Credentials
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Lectures Presented
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My Reading List
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Revision as of 20:19, 23 April 2010

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Darris G. Williams
, AG®

I began tracing my family history in 1983 while stationed in England with the United States Air Force. During my three years in England I visited various archives in England and Wales.

After my time in England I began studies at Brigham Young University and eventually finished a degree in Family and Community History. I started work at the Family History Library in 1991 as a British Reference Consultant. Bert Rawlins, Paul Smart and and others mentored me extending my education well beyond what was available at university. The opportunity to attend a course in Welsh family history at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth under the direction of John and Sheila Rowlands helped mold my passion for Welsh family history.

I took the genealogical accreditation test for England administered by ICAPGen and after a few years of recovery took the Wales accreditation test passing it also.

In 2004 I transferred from the Family History Library to Worldwide Support where we provided suport to family historians throughout the world. Our effort to develop wiki.familysearch.org started as a tool for providing better and more efficient research support.

In the fall of 2008 I transferred to the Collection Management team where priorities are set for acquiring and publishing digital records. A reorganization in December 2009 placed me on the Content Strategy team. My responsibilities have expanded from British to a much larger portion of the world's countries. Content Strategy helps FamilySearch prioritize records based on their ability to help researchers:

  • Connect to living memory
  • Locate ancestors by geography
  • Identify ancestors uniquely
  • Trace Ancestors
  • Trace descendants


Credentials



Publications


Organizations


Lectures Presented


My Reading List



wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portal:Wales