Suzanne Trotter, AG®
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 German Immigrants in American Church Records (volume 1) and German Immigrant Case Studies (volumes 1 and 2). She also had the opportunity to present various presentations across the country and abroad.
Suzanne has excellent skills working with documents in German and Latin. She also has experience working with Spanish, French, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Dutch, Polish, etc. Language skills aside, she’s used a variety of record types in the U.S. to track family migrations and identify immigrant origins, whatever continent or country that might be to. Like her mentor, Kory L. Meyerink, she believes that there is a solution to every research problem, and is not affraid to think outside the box. She will always follow best practices in genealogical research as she strives to find the answer to your questions.
- 18th to 20th century immigration to the United States, through various ports and in all regions
- Pennsylvania Germans and German-American heritage
- German Baptists, Mennonites, and other pietist groups
- Germany and German-speaking countries, including the lands of both the German Empire and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire
- Black Sea Germans and other Germanic colonies
- Migration across the United States
- Forensic Genealogy (probate research, affidavits, etc.)