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“Celebrating Family History Around the Globe”

David Ouimette

Categories: RL, LDS

Talk Abstract:
Each country, ethnic group, and culture has its own archives, historical records, ancestral traditions, and concepts of family and tribe. See the many marvelous ways that family history is preserved, shared, and celebrated in countries and cultures around the world.

Speaker Bio:
David Ouimette, Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, manages Content Strategy at FamilySearch, focusing on written and oral records of genealogical value for digital preservation in Asia and the Pacific. His team prioritizes camera placement and targets records in national, regional, and local archives. David has researched in several hundred archives in over sixty countries spanning all continents. Previously, David was product manager at Ancestry.com, responsible for family trees, U.S. records, DNA testing, and the search experience. He serves as a Trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has served as Vice President of the Utah Genealogical Association and on the board of the National Genealogical Society. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Brigham Young University, has contributed articles to many magazines and journals, and authored Finding Your Irish Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide.

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NOTICE: This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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