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- French Canadian
- Land Records
- Research Provinces / States
- Alberta, Canada
- Quebec, Canada
- Research Countries
- South Africa
- Research Time Periods
- 17th Century
- 18th Century
- 19th Century
- 20th Century
- 21st Century
Lianne Kruger started doing genealogy as a child recording names and dates at graveyards. In her teens she went through microfilms looking for names written on a piece of paper. When first married she researched her paternal line back to the first European land owner of Canada. She continues to research her other lines along with DNA research, One-Place and Surname Studies.
Lianne has volunteered with the Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) as Red Deer Branch’s president, and six years as 1st Vice President of AGS. She is currently Vice President of the Red Deer Branch; and database, website and social media chairs for AGS. She was rewarded two special achievement awards (2015, 2018) and the President award (2020) for her service. She is also a board member and communications director of mitoYDNA and on the advisory board of Ancestry.ca.
For five years Lianne taught the family history course at the Ogden Institute of Religion. She has taught for conferences, seminars and sessions in all over Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, Canada; Birmingham, UK; RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah; FamilyRoots (Utah); online for Surname Name Society (UK); Genealogy with a Canadian Twist, and Virtual Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society’s OnDemand Conference.
Lianne earned a computer programming degree and has been teaching computer software courses since 1982. She has completed a Bachelor Degree from BYU-Idaho with minor in Family History Research. She loves combining her love of technology, love of teaching and her love of genealogy by teaching ways technology can help genealogists in research, preserving and sharing the research with others.
- AS: Data Processing/Computer Programming/accounting, 1979.
Family History Certificate, BYU-Idaho, 2020
AS: Family History Research, BYU-Idaho, 2021
BS: BYU-Idaho 2022
- Lianne is incredibly knowledgeable and has a very friendly teaching style.
Lianne was great and full of energy
Easy to understand
Thank you for making me feel like I can do this.
- FamilySearch Catalog
Video, Vlogging & Your Own YouTube Channel
Google Drive to Store and Share Your Family History
Keep Track of Every Note with Evernote
Organize and Share with Evernote
Create Your Own YouTube Channel to Store and Share Family Videos
Use YouTube to Preserve Your Family Heritage
Treasures and the Truth: Different Ways of Preserving Family Treasures Digitally
Home Home on the Range: Understanding Homestead records (Western Canada Version)
Home Home on the Range: Understanding Homestead records (U.S. Version)
From Grandmother to First European Land Owner of Canada
Research and Share the Social Media Way
Bloggging using Blogger: The Hows and Whys
Store and Share Files and Photos with Google Drive
Top Ten Reasons to Use FamilySearch
Using the Cloud to Oganize, Preserve and Share Photos & Documents
Organize, Share and Collaborate with Google Sheets
Create Forms in Word and Google Sheets
South African Family History Stories
Ways to Share Your Family History with Your Family
How to Start Your Family History & Genealogy.
How to organize your DNA on AncestryDNA
Calendar Changes that Effect Genealogy
Great Uncommon Websites to Help Your Research
- How to Use Google Drive for Your Genealogy Research: 7 Questions with Expert Lianne Kruger, SK Translations, Apr 2020
How to Use Social Media in Your German Genealogical Research, SK Translations, Nov 2019.
Exploring the New Youth and Family History Site LDSTeach, 2012.
Catalina Swim Club 60th Freeze or Fry, Historical booklet and newspaper article, 2012.
Brancroft Family Correspondence on the Book of Mormon, BYU Studies Quarterly, Brigham Young Univeristy, 2006.
- BYU-Idaho Family History Research
President's Award, Alberta Genealogical Society 2020
Special Mention Award, Alberta Genealogical Society (2018 & 2016)
Ancestry.ca Advisory Board
Alberta Genealogical Society
- Business site: ifamilyhistory.blogspot.ca