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Suzanne Trotter

Suzanne Trotter-Martin, AG®

Suzanne is an Accredited Genealogist® with nearly 20 years of professional genealogical research experience. She earned concurrent bachelor’s degrees in English and in family history and genealogy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. She also completed extensive graduate studies in education at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. She has conducted research in various archives across Europe, and she has contributed to several publications and given various presentations across the country and abroad. Suzanne is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA). She also heads a subcommittee within the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen).

Like many genealogists, Suzanne started her training by researching her own family, a curiosity inspired by both her mother and her great grandmother (and namesake). She is particularly fond of general U.S. research, from modern to various historical eras, and identifying immigrant origins. She is highly skilled in reading old handwriting, especially German fonts and scripts. She is trained in Spanish, German, and Latin languages, and dabbles in various others. She looks forward to helping tell your family stories.

Like her mentors, Roger P. Minert and Kory L. Meyerink, she believes that there is a solution to every research problem, and is not afraid to think outside the box. She will always follow best practices in genealogical research as she strives to find the answer to your questions.

Research Specialties:

  • Migration across the United States
  • Pennsylvania Germans and German-American heritage
  • German Baptists, Mennonites, and other pietist groups
  • Identifying immigrant origins, whatever country of origin that might be
  • 17th to 20th century immigration to the United States, through various ports and in all regions
  • 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
  • Forensic Genealogy (probate research, affidavits, etc.)