Hi! I’m Nicole, and I love collecting and sharing family stories. I have a BA in History Teaching from Brigham Young University, with a minor in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. I’m a former middle school history teacher. I currently volunteer as a family history consultant and family history Sunday school class teacher at church. My husband and I have 2 kids, ages 5 and 2. I’ve loved family history since age 16, when my family moved two states away and I didn’t make the volleyball team at the new high school. As I explored and experimented in genealogy, a whole new world opened to me. I discovered that “[researching ancestors makes] you feel wonderful!” (Richard G. Scott). After filling my book of remembrance with all the stories I could find, I started researching my Grandpa Shults’ family in census records. Everything I found was exhilarating. Grandpa Shults had given us a suitcase full of everything he knew about his family tree. Through painstaking correspondence, he had only been able to find a few generations. Using the new tools that were online in 2002, we uncovered so much more about our ancestors. Ever since then, I’ve loved researching and teaching others about it.
Hi, I’m Diana. I’m a wife, mother of 5 and grandmother of 2. A former elementary school teacher, I now teach piano and family history! Growing up, my parents taught me the importance of knowing our family’s history by their example. They wrote letters, searched censuses, gathered photos and stories, and did as much as they could before the computer age. Thirteen years ago, my dad gave me a suitcase full of everything he had on his family and told me it was my turn now. I went to work recording what he had found and with the help of the internet and my daughter, Nicole, was able to find many new family members. I love learning new ways to research and attend as many classes as I can. I volunteer one morning a week at our local LDS Family History Center and enjoy helping others find their family. I also serve as a Family History Consultant in my ward, teaching youth and adults. My goal is to help as many people as possible feel successful in Family History!
RootsTech Class: Kid Genealogists
- Research Logs: The Key to Organizing Your Family History
- MISSION POSSIBLE Youth Activity
- Teaching Family History with a Family Map Game
- Why Share Family History with Children – Blog Link Up
- Family History for Children and Teens
- How to Transfer a Family Tree to FamilySearch
- Make a Pie Chart of your Ancestors’ Home Countries with Grandma’s Pie
- Changes to LDS family history callings discussed at #RootsTech2017
- Mom’s Secret Weapon for Better Family Dinners and Stronger Children
- Kid General Authorities Coloring Book and Matching Game