|Kyle Betit is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author working at ProGenealogists. He makes frequent trips to on-site research locations throughout the United States, Canada, Poland, Germany, Eastern Europe, Ireland, France, and other European countries to conduct research for clients. He has spoken at National Genealogical Society, Federal of Genealogical Societies conferences, and various other national and regional society programs and is an Instructor for the U.S. Internet genealogy certificate course program offered by the University of Toronto and the National Institute of Genealogical Studies.
Kyle studied biology and chemistry at Dartmouth College and holds a BS degree in biology, with minors in chemistry and philosophy, from the University of Utah. He has applied genealogy research to various medical genetics studies and given presentations on “genealogy and genetics” at various universities. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS), The National Writer’s Union, and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
|Thomas K. Edlund is president of FEEFHS, and is a specialist in East European languages and manuscripts. As a professor of family and local history at Brigham Young University, he teaches curricula in East European genealogy, micro-regional history, and paleography.He has authored many books on language and genealogy, including The Lutherans of Russia, Die Ahnenstammkartei des Deutschen Volkes, Medieval Latin for Family Historians, An Introduction and Index to the German Minority Census of 1939, and A Compendium of Nahuatl Dialectology.He served as editor of the FEEFHS Journal from 1998 to 2008.|
|Joe Everett is a genealogist at FamilySearch, working to help people to do their family history. He recently returned to FamilySearch, after spending 7 years at Ancestry.com, working to put new databases online.Joe is currently managing an international team of research consultants who assist people at the Family History Library and worldwide through Internet learning tools. Joe was previously the head of International Reference at the Family History Library, and also worked for several years there as a technical services librarian, cataloging Slavic and Germanic records.Joe earned a B.A. in Russian Language and in Family History/Genealogy (Germanic emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University (Kansas). He has been a member of various library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles on Germanic & Slavic family history and Central & East European historical geography and migration.|
|Baerbel Johnson, AG, holds degrees in both sociology and Family and Local History Studies, and has over thirty years of extensive experience in European family history research with an emphasis on Germany. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Baerbel came to the United States to further her eduction in 1974. She is presently a reference consultant on the International floor of the Family History Library.Baerbel has published a number of journal articles, contributed material for several books, and lectured at various conferences, including the Samford Institute and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Her personal interest is “putting flesh on the genealogical skeleton,” placing the ancestor in the proper social and historical context.|
|Kahlile B. Mehr, AG, MLS, MA, has 25 years experience at the Family History Library as a manager of user guidance, collection development specialist, supervisor, and cataloger. He has visited archives in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Armenia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Moldova. He has extensive speaking experience and has published twenty articles and a book on family and local history topics.|
|Milan Pohontsch is the owner of European Roots Genealogy. He specializes in German and Eastern European research and translation of old handwritten records. Being of Wendish birth and growing up in Germany he communicates in some of the languages he is specialized in. He is the co-author of a Wendish lineage book and author of the Wendish genealogical newsletter.Milan has a degree in engineering and a masters degree in economics and worked for many years as a manager for one of the leading European hardwood floor producers.More than 15 years ago genealogy became part of his life. He was married in Salt Lake City, Utah and presently works for the Brigham Young University. Further personal or genealogical information can be found at his website, European Roots.|