Education Ph.D. University of Minnesota: Germanic Philology with minors in both English and Linguistics MA University of Minnesota: Germanic Philology BA Western Oregon University: Secondary Education with Honors BA Western Oregon University: International Studies German Emphasis with Honors Certificate of Graduation from LDS Institutes of Religion Germanic Philology is a highly specialized field of study,…

Read More

Milan Pohontsch is accredited for research in Germany and has over 20,000 hours of research experience in various types of records. He also translates old German handwriting. Presently, Milan cannot accept new clients.

Read More

Joe Everett is the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian at the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library. He has over 25 years combined experience in the genealogical field at BYU, the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and Ancestry.com. Joe manages the collections and patron services of the BYU Family History…

Read More

Careen Barrett-Stone has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family History from Brigham Young University.  She is accredited for research in the Germany region by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGenSM). She was a co-compiler, editor, and/or project coordinator for volumes 2-8 of German Immigrants in American Church Records, a valuable resource for locating…

Read More

Marissa J. Gardner began researching her own ancestors as a youth. 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 (region of accreditation: Germany). Marissa makes regular visits to the Family History Library, does historical genealogical research, and has experience…

Read More

Dr. Richard Haberstroh is a native of New York City, whose six German ancestral lines arrived between 1835 and 1852. He has been involved in German research since 1984, when he made his first of many trips to Germany. He served as a volunteer librarian at the LDS Family History Center in Plainview, New York,…

Read More

Suzanne Trotter earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo while concurrently earning her Bachelor’s in English. While attending BYU, she studied under Roger P. Minert, PhD, under whom she participated in research in Europe and America, and had the opportunity to work on several publications, including…

Read More