As a young child I was fascinated by the charts and forms spread across the dining room table as my father tried to record the names, dates and places of our ancestors. As I grew older I loved to accompany him to the Oakland, California Family History Library to look at microfilms. As a young adult I celebrated to find that there was actually a major in Family History at BYU. Life is good when you can do what you love for a living!
Kelly Summers, is an Accredited Genealogist®. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Community History from Brigham Young University and received her Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. Kelly has three genealogical credentials through the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen) demonstrating expertise is in U.S. Midwestern & U.S. Pacific and Spain. Kelly is also an experienced researcher in Latin American (including Brazil), Southwestern European (Spain, Portugal, Italy & France) & Scandinavian countries.
Kelly designs curriculum and teaches courses at Brigham Young University, online for Brigham Young Independent Study in addition to teaching online genealogy courses at Salt Lake Community College. Kelly has taught on a variety of genealogical topics at many local, regional and national conferences. Kelly currently serves as the Testing Committee Co-Chair for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Kelly and her husband Scott have eight children.
Areas of Expertise
• U.S Research
• Latin America (Spanish speaking)
• Brazil, Portugal & Azores (Portuguese speaking)