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Gina Palmer[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • AAS, Brigham Young University-Idaho: Family History Research
  • MS, Alaska Pacific University: Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • BS, Brigham Young University: Zoology
  • Abitur, Germany

Employment and Service[edit | edit source]

  • Intern at the Family History Library (German area)
  • Contract Researcher, Price Genealogy
  • Contract Transcriber/translator, SK Translations
  • Contract Researcher, Legacy Family History, Inc.
  • Teaching Assistant, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Interpretive Park Ranger, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lead Rocky Shore Interpreter, Haystack Rock Awareness Program
  • Office Manager, St. Herman Theological Seminary

Volunteer Service:

  • Family History Consultant
  • Conference volunteer, RootsTech
  • Archives volunteer, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Kodiak History Detective, Baranov Museum/Kodiak Historical Society
  • Volunteer indexer and reviewer, FamilySearch Indexing
  • Family History Center assistant, San Diego, California
  • Conference volunteer, Genealogical Association of English Speaking Researchers in Europe (GAESRE)

Credentials[edit | edit source]

Memberships[edit | edit source]

  • Germanic Genealogy Society (GGS)
  • Johannes Schwalm Historical Association (JSHA)
  • Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)

Presenter at the following Conferences, Seminars, and Webinars[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Presentations:[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Library (via webinar), 4 August 2021
  • Foundation for East European Family History Studies Family History Conference: (via webinar), 11-13 August, 2021
  • Utah Genealogical Association (via webinar), 2 September 2021

Past Presentations:[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Library (via webinar), 15 June 2021
  • German Genealogical Interest Group of the Inland Valley (via webinar), 9 June 2021
  • Family History Library (via webinar), 1 April 2021

Classes and Lectures[edit | edit source]

  • Jump-start your German research with Ortsfamilienbücher/Ortssippenbücher
  • Attaching Sources to FamilySearch Family Tree
  • Hessian Soldiers: Their History and How to Find them in America and Germany

FamilySearch Learning Center video courses and other Recorded Webinars[edit | edit source]

  • Hessian Soldiers

Publications[edit | edit source]

Blog articles:

  • Research in German Archives
  • German Jewish Research - Parts One and Two
  • Godparents Provide Clues in German Research
  • German Civil Registration
  • German Genealogy: Learn About Your Ancetor's Life at a German Museum
  • German Census Records
  • German Naming Practices

FamilySearch Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Archives Researched in:[edit | edit source]

  • Archiv des Erzbistums Bamberg (Bamberg, Germany)
  • Archiv und Bibliothek des Bistums Würzburg (Würzburg, Germany)
  • Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv (Munich, Germany)
  • Gesellschaft für Familienforschung in Franken e.V. (Nuremberg, Germany)
  • Stadtarchiv Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)