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Joseph B. Shumway, AG®

AncestryProGenealogists, Inc.

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A native of Star Valley, Wyoming, Joseph discovered the thrill of genealogy at age twelve. At age fourteen he began volunteering at his local Family History Center and by age sixteen he found himself teaching classes and giving lectures on various genealogical topics. While in high school, Joseph oversaw and directed a project involving the compilation of local cemetery records. He was later honored by the Wyoming State Historical Society and was presented the Young Historian of the Year Award for his efforts. Joseph studied Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University and has also served as a volunteer British Reference Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a member of the Genealogical Speaker's Guild (GSG) and several other genealogical societies and associations. He has served as both President and Vice-President for the Salt Lake Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and was on the Board of Commissioners for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). In 2007 he obtained his AG (Accredited Genealogist) credential. Joseph is an active lecturer and speaks at many regional and national conferences. He has also made multiple television appearances on such shows as CBS This Morning, CNN's Starting Point, The Jimmy Kimmel Show. He is also a regular contributor on the show "Who Do You Think You Are?" He has developed excellent problem solving and analytical skills and is gifted in solving difficult genealogical problems.

Professional Credentials:

Research Specialty:
African American ; Emigration & Immigration ; Jewish ; Land Records ; Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) ; Heir Searcher ; Neighborhood Reconstruction ; Scots-Irish ; American Indian ; Irish American ; Italian American

Time Period Specialty:
18th Century ; 19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
Mid-Atlantic ; South ; Midwest ; Chicago ; New York City ; England ; Italy ; Latin America ; Mexico ; Scotland ; Wales

Service Categories:
Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars

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324 South State, Suite 100
Salt Lake City
Postal Code:
Salt Lake
Day Phone:
(801) 990-5606
(801) 426-3506
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