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“Locating the Records of Our LDS Missionary Ancestors”

Laurie Castillo

Categories: LDS, IR

Talk Abstract:
Find out what additional information may be available about your missionary ancestors in official LDS missionary records (1830–1979), ward records, and other LDS collections. Learn which of them can be searched online and where to locate them. Learn what other types of records may mention missionaries and their experiences.

Speaker Bio:
Laurie Werner Castillo is the 1st Vice President of UVTAGG and is a professional genealogist who has done historical background research for books, as well as family research for private clients. She has written articles for publication and presented at numerous conferences, national, state and local, including, FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies), UGA (Utah Genealogical Association), and BYU. She has worked with the UGA in several positions and for many years has been a Family History Missionary, Consultant, and teacher at the BYU Family History Library, the Senior Missionary Training Center, a Stake Family Records Extraction Director, and a Ward Consultant. She specializes in research in continental Europe and Scandinavia, especially Germany, Sweden, France, and the Netherlands. She has researched most everywhere in the U.S. and particularly enjoys New England, Midwest, and the “Western Frontier”. Besides all this she is a U.S. Census specialist and is well-versed in Early LDS Research. Laurie was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in West Los Angeles. In high school she participated in musical groups and was a point guard on the girls basketball team. She attended BYU where she met and married Jerry Castillo from San Antonio, Texas. Jerry also works with the UVTAGG. Laurie graduated from BYU with a BS in Family and Consumer Economics and the Castillo’s live in Orem where Laurie has been a Community Emergency Response Team trainer for the City of Orem and does Earthquake Preparedness presentations. They have two grown children and 4 grandchildren.

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