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“Genealogy Wikis: A User’s Guide”

Kory Meyerink

Categories: IR, RR

Talk Abstract:
Genealogists learn that researching one’s family history is a collaborative effort. Other folks may have already found some branches of the family tree, while yet others may have the family Bible or other family documents. And some relatives may live near the cemetery where ancestors are buried. Research is not a solo effort and seasoned genealogists share their tips, knowledge, and experience to help others learn about new sources and repositories. We all benefit when someone else posts information of value to our research. Wikis are one of the important, yet overlooked, ways to find such information.

Speaker Bio:
Kory began his career in genealogy as a record searcher while attending Brigham Young University and has been involved in nearly all aspects of the field for over 30 years. Kory served on the staff of the Family History Library as a reference consultant and later as the editor of the library’s publications. He is a founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and has written extensively, including chapters in The Library, all editions of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, and numerous articles and book reviews for the Genealogical Journal, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Genealogical Computing, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The Genealogist. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, as well as his Masters of Library and Information Science, at Brigham Young University. He is an Accredited Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and has served as an officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists. His areas of expertise are United States (Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England), and Germany. His bio and contact information are at https://www.apgen.org/directory/search_detail.html?mbr_id=2487 and https://www.progenealogists.com/expert/kory-l-meyerink .

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