Having been interested in her own ancestors from an early age, Marissa Gardner began researching these family members in her teen years. She later graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family History and Genealogy. In 2011, Marissa earned her Accredited Genealogist credential.
She regularly visits the Family History Library and can look up a few records for you, or you can contact her via email to discuss options for a full research project. With more than 10 years of experience, Marissa is eager to assist you and your family with your genealogical research needs!
Marissa has worked for companies such as Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, ProGenealogists, Inc., and Venio, LLC, but now works as a freelance genealogy researcher.
She has experience with forensic genealogy and testifying in kinship hearings as an expert witness.
* Forensic genealogy (probate research, expert witness)
* 19th & 20th Century United States Research
* Germany and German-speaking countries
* Canada (including French Canada)
* Jewish Ancestry
* former Russian Empire
* former Austro-Hungarian Empire
* Eastern European Ancestry
FEEFHS Journal: A Publication for Central & East European Genealogical Studies, vol. 12 (2004). Editorial Assistant to Tom Edlund.
Trotter, Suzanne M. ed., Chapter 4: From Province of Saxony to Wisconsin: Friedrich W. Leissring, German Immigrant Case Studies, vol. 2 (2004).
Finding the Hamburg Passenger Lists, Der Blumenbaum, Sacramento German Genealogy Society, vol. 21, number 4: April, May, June 2004.
A DNA Case Study, Crossroads, Utah Genealogical Association, vol. 2, no. 4 (Sep 2007).
Marissa J. Gardner is accredited for research in Germany.