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. Read more about them below.
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.
Diana Elder, AG
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!
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.”