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Mckenna Cooper, AG®

Education and Credentials

  • Accredited Genealogist® credential through ICAPGen for research in the following testing area: Scotland
  • MSc, Genealogical, Paleographic, and Heraldic Studies, University of Strathclyde (expected 2022)
  • BA, Anthropology (Sociocultural), minors in French and Family History, BYU (2015)

Employment and Service

  • British Research Specialist at Family History Library
  • Editor and Researcher at Legacy Tree Genealogists (2016-2020)
  • Project Coordinator at Ancestry (2016)
  • Research Assistant at BYU Family History and Genealogy Center (2014-2015)
  • Research Consultant Intern at Family History Library (2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, BYU (2012-2013)


  • Genealogical reading ability in Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, German, French.


Presentations at Conferences, Seminars, and Webinars

  • FamilySearch St. George's Research Seminar (2021)
  • FamilySearch St. Patrick's Day Research Seminar (2021)
  • Rootstech Connect (2021)
  • Foundation of Eastern European Family History Studies (2018, 2019)
  • BYU Family History and Genealogy Conference (2016)
  • Ogden Family History Conference (2015, 2016)

Classes and Lectures

  • England Research in the FamilySearch Wiki (FamilySearch webinar 2021)
  • Key English Resources on (FamilySearch webinar 2021)
  • Irish Civil Registration (FamilySearch webinar 2021)
  • Polish? Austrian? Czech? Making Sense of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Rootstech Connect)
  • Czech Records Part 1: Church Records and Archives (FEEFHS)
  • Czech Records Part 2: Language and Grammar (FEEFHS)
  • Early LDS Newspapers: an underutilized resource (Ogden)
  • Introduction to Family History (BYU)

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