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Derwin Merrill's User Page[edit | edit source]

Derwin C. Merrill – Graduated in Civil Engineering from Utah State University with BS and MS degrees and also from Iowa State University with a PhD. Derwin has found joy in two professions. He taught Civil Engineering at Iowa State University for 15 years and, more recently, has been an ice cream manufacturer/owner of Caspers Ice Cream for 28 years.

He and Luana have served three missions together in Singapore, Myanmar, and Mongolia. He was the mission family history consultant in Mongolia and went to Hong Kong for early training in the new Family Search program. He helped many Mongolian saints enter their family data into PAF 5 and run Temple Ready to prepare their submission disk to take to the Hong Kong Temple.

Derwin has served eight years in the Logan Utah Regional Family History Center.  He is currently an Associate Director for Public Relations.  He loves to teach classes and assist patrons on the computers. He has recently taught a series of lessons about the FamilySearch Family Tree program and Descendancy Research. In addition to his own family history work he has been helping three daughters-in-law with their family history work. Derwin is also doing indexing and is the ward family history consultant.