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Rencher, David E


David E. Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a B.A. in Family and Local History. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGenSM in Ireland research (1981) and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists® (2006). He serves as the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the British Institute. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Utah Genealogical Association. David is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London. He serves as a director on the Board of the National Genealogical Society.

2021 Courses

  • Course Three — Advanced Methodology & Evidence Analysis
  • Course Seven — Irish Genealogical Research & Methodology – Course Coordinator
  • Course Twelve — DNA as Genealogical Evidence (Advanced)