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Dana Ann Palmer, CG®

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Dana has a background in education and received her BA in Math Education to teach high school mathematics. With a love of family history and background in teaching, she began teaching beginning genealogy classes in 1996 before graduating from college. In 1997, she was admitted into the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers lineage society. Married life and school caused her to live in five states in a short period of time and provided ample opportunities to become familiar with how to research in those states. She continued to teach and volunteer at her local family history centers throughout all these moves. After moving to Lebanon, Ohio in 2001, she volunteered at the Warren County Genealogical Society (WCGS) and created their website. She served as the 1st Vice President of the WCGS from 2005 to 2007; President from 2007 until the end of 2013; and is currently serving as the 1st Vice President again. She was the WCGS webmaster from its creation until the end of 2013 and has taught the WCGS summer workshops since 2005. She has lectured on genealogy topics throughout Ohio since 2002 and has been a presenter multiple times at the OGS annual conference, FGS in 2013, and NGS in 2018. In 2009, she became a board certified genealogist (CG) and completed her first renewal in 2014. She was hired as a genealogy instructor at Sinclair Community College (Dayton, Ohio) in the fall of 2010 and at the Warren County Career Center (Lebanon, Ohio) in the fall of 2012. She has been the co-chair for the 2013 and 2016 OGS annual conferences and has been the program coordinator for the annual Family History Jamboree held in Centerville, Ohio since 2016 and speaker since 2004. She has extensive knowledge of publishing family history books and editing digital photographs and has published over 30 books for her genealogical society and clients. She specializes in Ohio and Midwestern research but has experience working with U.K., Danish and German records. She belongs to the following organizations: NGS, OGS, GSG, DUP, NSDAR, WCGS and many genealogical societies all over the country. She has recently submitted her USD 1812 lineage society applications as well as a Mayflower application for her husband. She has received numerous awards including: 2016 OGS Key Player; OGS outstanding chapter officer in 2012; the Tecumseh Book Award in 2010 and another in 2016; and the Salmon P. Chase Book Award in 2008 for a book she co-authored. The WCGS website she created won best website five times of the six times she applied at the OGS annual conference (2007-2009, 2011-2012). While she was President, WCGS won best chapter at the OGS conference five times of the six times she applied (2007-2009, and 2011-2012). She loves problem solving and tracking down those elusive ancestors. If she is not busy writing books for her clients you can probably find spending time with her husband and children.

Professional Credentials:

Academic Degrees:
B.A. (Math Education)

Research Specialty:
Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) ; Lineage Societies

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century ; 21st Century

Geographic Specialty:
AZ ; IL ; IN ; KY ; MI ; MN ; NY ; OH ; UT ; Midwest ; Rocky Mountains ; Cincinnati

Service Categories:
Technology ; Compiler/Indexer ; Instructor ; Lecturer/Seminars ; Project Management ; Author/Writer

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