Kimberly T Powell


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Powell, Kimberly T


Kimberly is a professional genealogist, author, and educator specializing in genealogical writing, pre-1850 family history, land records, DNA, and solving complex problems. She is past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, serving seven years as a board member and on the Professional Development Committee.

Kimberly served as the Genealogy Expert for for sixteen years and is the author of several books, including most recently “The Challenge of Endogamy and Pedigree Collapse” in Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies and The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy, 3rd edition. She has also contributed to several popular genealogy magazines, including BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?Family Tree Magazine, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

Kimberly is on the faculty at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), as well as for the online genealogy programs offered through Boston University. Her personal and professional research focus is families with roots in the southeastern US and southwestern PA. You can find her online at Learn Genealogy (

2021 Courses

  • Course Two — Intermediate Genealogy & Historical Studies
  • Course Eight — Understanding Land Records
  • Course Ten — Genealogy as a Profession
  • Course Twelve — DNA as Genealogical Evidence (Advanced)