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'''[[Image:Darris_G_Williams.JPG|thumb]]Darris G. Williams''', AG<sup>®</sup>  
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'''[[Image:Darris G Williams.JPG|thumb]]Darris G. Williams''', AG<sup>®</sup>  
  
 
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>  
 
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>  
  
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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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.
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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.  
  
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 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:
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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:  
  
*Connect to living memory
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*Connect to living memory  
*Locate ancestors by geography
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*Locate ancestors by geography  
*Identify ancestors uniquely
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*Identify ancestors uniquely  
*Trace Ancestors
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*Trace Ancestors  
 
*Trace descendants
 
*Trace descendants
  
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=== Credentials<br>  ===
  
Credentials
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Accredited Genealogist<sup>®</sup> in England Accredited Genealogist<sup>®</sup> in England
  
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Organizations
  
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Lectures Presented
  
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My Reading List  
 
 
Lectures Presented
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Reading List
 
  
 
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Revision as of 20:23, 23 April 2010

Darris G Williams.JPG
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

Accredited Genealogist® in England Accredited Genealogist® in England



Publications


Organizations


Lectures Presented


My Reading List



wiki.familysearch.org/en/Portal:Wales