Think the Family History Library in Salt Lake City is the only place to do serious genealogical research? Think again! Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Kathryn Daynes, director of BYU's Center for Family History and Genealogy. One hour later as I left her office in the Joseph F. Smith Building, I felt as though I had just discovered a genealogical gold mine.
One nugget shared by Kathryn is how essential BYU's program has become to the work of the LDS Family History Department. "Increasingly, our graduates are the ones who fill the positions there," noted Kathryn.
That fact is underscored by former BYU student-employee Jennifer Kerns, who now works as a project manager with the Family History Department.