Allen currently lives in Katy, Texas. In addition to accreditation with ICAPGenSM, he is certified
with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG). He is the co-editor of the National
Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) and a trustee for the BCG. Allen is a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the
Houston Genealogical Forum (HGF), the Society of Genealogists in London (SoG), the
Derbyshire Family History Society, the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, and
the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH). He recently
completed a two-year term as the vice president of the ISBGFH. He served as the Director of
the Katy Texas Family History Center from 1999 to 2016. Allen began researching in England in
the early-to-middle 1990s and has authored numerous articles on English genealogy in the
NGSQ. He holds BS and MS degrees from Brigham Young University in geology and retired
from Apache Corporation as a petroleum geologist in 2017, after working forty-two years in the
oil and gas industry.
20106 Brondesbury Dr.
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