Valerie S. Elkins
Valerie S. Elkins is known for her expertise in Japanese research and her frequent lectures on a variety of genealogy topics at national and regional conferences. She is a past vice president of Utah Genealogical Association and is a part-time Family History Library Japanese Research Consultant. As a researcher, she has helped hundreds of people of Japanese descent locate their family records in Japan and has even reunited adopted children with their birth parents. She has served as a consultant for the TV series, Generations Project, and for Shed Media, producers of Who Do You Think You Are? Valerie has published articles in the APG Quarterly, UGA Crossroads Magazine and numerous blog posts on genealogy topics. Currently, she is writing a book and developing curriculum for researching Japanese ancestry. She is active in social media, where she posts, pins and tweets about genealogy interests. Other genealogy specialties include finding and writing family history stories, genealogy and technology, Early American research and lineage societies. Elkins is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, National Association of Memoir Writers, and the National Genealogical Society.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
; Lineage Societies
; Japanese American
; Travel & Tours
; Oral History/Interview
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