Debbie Gurtler, AG®
Debbie graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family History. She worked as an intern at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. She has also made research trips to Spain, Virginia, and North Carolina.
She is employed by FamilySearch where she is currently the manager of the Latin America/Southern Europe and German/Slavic teams and Training Coordinator at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. She is fluent in Spanish. She can also read genealogical documents in Portuguese, Italian, and French. She is a member of several genealogical societies including HISPAGEN and Antzinako in Spain, the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, and the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) in the United States.
Debbie serves as a treasurer on the board for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists and chapter president of the Utah chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Debbie holds four AG® credentials. One is for the United States Mid-South region where has done extensive research in North Carolina and Virginia. Another is for Spain where she has done research in various parts of the country. The third is for Mexico. The fourth is for Portugal.
She has taught at numerous conferences including RootsTech, RootsTech London, the National Genealogy Society (NGS), and the Brigham Young University Conference on Genealogy and Family History. She has also presented at numerous local and regional conferences and served as co-course coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG).
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