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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>  
 
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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In 2004 I transferred from the Family History Library to Worldwide Support where we provided support 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 2004 I transferred from the Family History Library to Worldwide Support where we provided support 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 find ancestors.
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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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*Identify ancestors uniquely
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*Trace Ancestors
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*Trace descendants
  
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=== Credentials<br> ===
  
 
Accredited Genealogist<sup>®</sup> in England  
 
Accredited Genealogist<sup>®</sup> in England  
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Accredited Genealogist<sup>®</sup> in Wales  
 
Accredited Genealogist<sup>®</sup> in Wales  
  
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*Monumental inscriptions, Baran Welsh Independent Chapel, Llangyfelach<br>  
 
*Monumental inscriptions, Baran Welsh Independent Chapel, Llangyfelach<br>  
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*Material for wiki.familysearch.org<br>
 
*Material for wiki.familysearch.org<br>
  
=== Conferences Attended  ===
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Eleventh Family History in Wales Course at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
 
 
 
*Instructors: John Rowlands, Sheila Rowlands, Sandra Wheatley, Chris Pitt-Lewis, Muriel Bowen Evans, John Dilwyn Williams, Dr. Lewis Lloyd<br>
 
 
 
2006
 
 
 
*Putting Flesh on the Bones: A Study of the Common Man (1-5 September), University of Northampton, England. Sponsored by the Bedfordshire &amp; Northamptonshire Family History Societies in association with the Federation of Family History Societies
 
 
 
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*Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference (1 February)
 
  
 
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*Friends of the National Library of Wales<br>  
 
*Friends of the National Library of Wales<br>  
 
*[http://www.wngga.org/wngga/wngga_memb.html Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association]
 
*[http://www.wngga.org/wngga/wngga_memb.html Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association]
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Darris G Williams.JPG

Biography

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 support 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


Guild of one name studies logo.jpg This user is a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies.

Credentials

Accredited Genealogist® in England

Accredited Genealogist® in Wales


Publications

  • Monumental inscriptions, Baran Welsh Independent Chapel, Llangyfelach
  • Monumental inscriptions, Capel y Gwrhyd, Llangiwg, Glamorgan
  • Monumental inscriptions, Saraon Independent Chapel, Rhydyfro, Glamorgan
  • Material for the Genuki website
  • Material for wiki.familysearch.org


Organizations

  • Society of Genealogists
  • Guild of One-Name Studies
  • National Genealogical Society
  • ICAPGen
  • Glamorgan Family History Society
  • The Glamorgan History Society
  • Capel: The Chapels Heritage Society
  • Friends of the National Library of Wales
  • Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association


Lectures Presented

My Reading List

Michael Whitfield Foster. "A comedy of errors" or the marriage records of England and Wales 1837-1899 : throwing light for the first time on the story of the GRO records of the 19th century. Wellington, New Zealand : Michael W. Foster, 1998.

David Russell Barnes. People of Seion: Patterns of Nonconformity in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire in the century preceding the Religious Census of 1851. Llandysul: Gomer Press, 1995.

R. M. & G. A. Benwell. Interpreting the Census Returns For Rural Anglesey And Llyn. Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions (Denbigh: Gee & Son, 1973), 111-136.

R. M. & G. A. Benwell. Interpreting the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts For Anglesey And Llyn. Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions (Denbigh: Gee & Son, 1975), 69-140.

Dafydd Ifans. Nonconformist Registers of Wales. Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales & Welsh County Archivists' Group, 1994.

David Jenkins. The Agricultural Community in South-West Wales at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1971.

Major Francis Jones. An Approach To Welsh Genealogy, The Transactions Of The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion Session 1948 (London: Honourable Society Of Cymmrodorion, 1949), 303-466.



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