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Ellie Vance[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • BA Brigham Young University: Family History and Genealogy/Russian, 2015-2019
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration: Advanced Russian Language Program, 2018
  • Higher School of Economics: Intermediate Russian Language Program, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 2017

Experience[edit | edit source]

  • German/Slavic Research Specialist, FamilySearch Family History Library
  • Eastern European Genealogical Researcher, Legacy Tree Genealogists
  • Genealogical Intern, Международный Генеалогический Центр (International Genealogical Center), Moscow, Russia
  • Student Manager and Research Assistant, Nauvoo Project, BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy
  • Research Assistant to Roger P. Minert, German Immigrants in American Church Records, Brigham Young University

Credentials[edit | edit source]

Ellie is in the process of obtaining an AG from iCAPGen in Russian genealogical research.

Memberships[edit | edit source]

  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
  • BYU Family History Club

Presenter at the Following Conferences and Seminars[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Presentations

  • Roots Tech: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 February 2020 (click here to join the webinar)
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies: Salt Lake City, Utah, August 2020
  • Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2021

Past Presentations

  • Germans from Russia Lecture Series: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2019-Current
  • Family History Library German/Slavic Paleography Seminar: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2019
  • Family Roots Conference: St. George, Utah, September 2019
  • BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference: Provo, Utah, August 2019
  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia: Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2019
  • Phi Alpha Theta Conference: St. George Utah, April 2019

Classes and Lectures

FamilySearch Germans from Russia Lecture Series:

FamilySearch Russian Paleography Seminar: Reading Russian Documents:

Conference Classes

  • Introduction to German Genealogy Using Meyers Gazetteer and FamilySearch
  • Utilizing American Church Records in your Research
  • Painting a Picture of your Ancestor's Life
  • Finding the Ancestral Hometown

Publications[edit | edit source]