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Virlene Norton Hirschi, BA, JD, AG®

Virlene Norton Hirschi, BA, JD, AG®

Professional Genealogist, Writer, Editor, and E-Learning Specialist

Accredited in 2015 with emphasis in the U.S. Mountain West Region.

Based in Salt Lake City, minutes from the Family History Library. Owner and founder of Ancestor Profiles.

Areas of Expertise: Breaking through brick walls in U.S. family history using innovative search strategies to locate elusive records and ancestors.  Adept at online research, writing, and analysis.  Have used research coupled with DNA results to help seekers (adopted, donor-conceived) discover their ancestral lines and living biological relatives.

Currently teach a monthly family history class and consulting one-on-one with others on their research problems. Past consultant at the Winder Tri-stake Family History Center. Served a one-year service mission at the LDS Church History Library tracing origins of women in Nauvoo in the 1840s.

Have created and managed the multimedia production of award-winning web and e-learning products for clients at the University of Utah, Allen Communication, Franklin Covey, Wasatch Education Systems, and the World Institute for Computer-Assisted Teaching (later part of Plato Learning, now Edmentum).