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David Rencher

Irish Expert

David is the Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch and Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. He's also a leading international expert specialising in Ireland and England.


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David is a leading international expert specialising in Ireland and England. He was Accredited in Ireland genealogical research in 1981, Certified Genealogist in 2006. BA, Family and Local History, Brigham Young University, 1980.

Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association; Fellow, Irish Genealogical Research Society – London; Lecturer, Course Coordinator (Ireland), Samford University’s IGHR; Past-President, FGS, 1997-2001.

Author of a series of articles in The Septs on Irish Genealogical Collections; currently Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch at the Family History Department of the LDS Church.

Past-President of Utah Genealogical Association.



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