About Emily

I descend from a long line of genealogists and grew up hearing the stories of my ancestors.  During my teenage years, I enjoyed volunteering as a docent at This is the Place State Park, sharing the stories of Utah’s pioneer heritage with thousands of visitors each summer. I went on to graduate with a Bachelors from Brigham Young University in Family History with a minor in Business Management, and later received a Masters in English Local History with Distinction from the University of Leicester.

I enjoy all aspects of genealogical involvement, including teaching, transcribing, and especially research.  I excel in stratagem and creative search methods.  I always welcome new clients and would be pleased to assist you in any way I can.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • MA with Distinction in English Local History, University of Leicester, 2014
  • BA in Family History – Genealogy (Minor in Business Management), Brigham Young University, 2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Online Faculty for Brigham Young University – Idaho, 2015-current
  • Editor and Genealogist for Price and Associates, Inc, 2004-current
  • Private client researcher, 2004-current
  • Continuing Education Instructor for Weber State University, 2016
  • Board of Directors for Utah Genealogical Association (UGA), 2007
  • PAF 5.2 Instructor for Davis County Continuing Education, 2006-07
  • British Reference Consultant at the Family History Library, 2004-06
  • Host of TV and radio show Questions and Ancestors, 2004
  • Genealogy Help Team at Ancestry, 2003-04
  • Intern at the Family History Library, 2002
  • Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002
  • Intern at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002
  • Teaching Assistant at Brigham Young University, 2000-03

PUBLICATIONS

  • [In process] “A Humble Petition: Lancashire War Widows, 1642-1679”, Northern History.
  • [In process] “The Late Great Mutiny: Depositions Relating to the Great Blow, 1648”, Norfolk Record Society, with Dr. Andrew Hopper
  • “British Immigrants Projects. Utah Genealogical Association Genealogical Journal.  Vol. 31, No. 3 (2003): 138-140

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Honorary Visiting Fellow, University of Leicester, 2015
  • John Nicholls Prize, essay contest, University of Leicester, 2014
  • Open Scholarship, University of Leicester, 2012
  • Fulbright Scholarship Runner-Up, University of Leicester, 2012
  • Young Family Historian of the Year Award, Brigham Young University, 2006
  • ORCA research grant, emigration study in the British Isles, Brigham Young University, 2003
  • ORCA research grant, family history research in Maine, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • Mansfield Internship Scholarship to NEHGS, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • Academic Scholarship, Brigham  Young University, 1999-2003

LECTURE TOPICS

  • Top 20 British Websites
  • Intro to English/Welsh Genealogy
  • Intro to Scottish Genealogy
  • Intro to Irish Genealogy