Diana Elder, AG, and Nicole Dyer, mother-daughter professional genealogists, are the co-authors of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast. Robin Wirthlin is the genetic genealogist at Family Locket. Read more about them and their team of researchers below.
Diana Elder, AG
Hi, I’m Diana. I’m an Accredited GenealogistⓇ professional, author, and speaker. I have sixteen years of research experience and hold a credential for genealogy research through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). My area of expertise is the United States Gulf South Region which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
I graduated from Brigham Young University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. A lifelong learner and educator I combine my passion for teaching and genealogy in numerous ways. I wrote the bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide to help genealogists of all experience. Knowing that we learn best by doing, I created the “Research Like a Pro” study group and e-Course to help researchers put the RLP process into practice.
I write regular research tips for FamilyLocket and host the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast with Nicole.
As the presentation specialist for ICAPGen, I work with a team of AG’s to educate genealogists interested in the accreditation process. I speak regularly at conferences about Accreditation and have recorded several videos for the ICAPGen YouTube channel.
I am a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Utah Genealogical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists. As the the principal researcher for Family Locket Genealogists, I specialize in U.S. research and genealogy consulting & coaching. My proximity to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City gives me access to their fabulous record collections. I like nothing more than to help my clients solve their family history mysteries!
Hello, my name is Nicole Dyer and I am a professional genealogist specializing in Southern United States research. I created Family Locket in 2015 when I was volunteering as a family history consultant in my local area. I began teaching a community family history class each week and realized that I love helping people becoming better researchers. I volunteer at the Pima County Genealogy Society as a steering committee member and the publicity committee chair. I speak at genealogy societies, conferences, and events. I am a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogy Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Utah Genealogical Association, and Pima County Genealogy Society. My research experience includes North and South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, and England.
I studied History Teaching at Brigham Young University and am a former middle school history teacher. I am privileged to consult with local middle school classes occasionally during units about family history. In 2017-2018 I volunteered at the Tucson Family History Center teaching family history storytime for preschoolers, a program that I created so I could go the FH center with my young children. I have 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). My husband and I have 3 sweet children under 9 years old and we live in Tucson, Arizona. We love talking about family stories with our children and our children enjoy learning about their ancestors. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Robin Wirthlin has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Robin loves to use genetic genealogy to solve family history mysteries and break through “brick walls.”
Jessica Taylor Morgan is an Accredited Genealogist (ICAPGen) who loves helping people discover their past. She worked as a professional genealogist at Ancestry for nine years, helping both clients and the Ancestry’s Public Relations team. She provided genealogy research for shows such as “Who Do You Think You Are?”, “Long Lost Family,” and “A New Leaf,” as well as the award-winning Sundance film “Railroad Ties.” A graduate in Medieval History, she specializes in U.K., Irish, Scottish, U.S., and immigration research. She is also a professional writer and loves creating stories that help people engage and explore their family tree.