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Marissa J. Gardner, BA, AG®

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 with forensic genealogy and testifying in kinship hearings as an expert witness. Whatever your personal family history needs are, Marissa wants to help you write your story!

Marissa has worked for companies such as Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, ProGenealogists, Inc., and Venio, LLC, as well as working as a freelance researcher for the past 10 years. She is now employed at Legacy Tree Genealogists.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  •  Forensic genealogy (probate research, expert witness)
  • 19th & 20th Century United States Research
  • Immigration
  • Germany and German-speaking countries
  • Poland
  • France
  • Canada (including French Canada)
  • Jewish Ancestry
  • Former Russian Empire
  • Former Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Eastern European Ancestry

PUBLICATIONS

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).