David Rencher, the headliner at the 2015 WSGS Annual Conference on June 27 in Ellensburg, is a pretty interesting guy. Besides being the Chief Genealogical Officer at FamilySearch, he has a veritable alphabet book behind his name.
◾AG — Accredited Genealogist with the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen)
◾CG — Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
◾FUGA — Fellow of Utah Genealogical Association (UGA)
◾FIGRS — Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London
And don’t overlook that he’s the past President of FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) and has a BA (Bachelor of Arts) in Family and Local History from BYU (Brigham Young University).
A few more interesting tidbits about David:
- While he doesn’t have any ancestors from Washington, he does have cousins here. Also, he and his family have strong ties to Yakima, where his wife Tamara was raised. Tamara is the daughter of Luella (Robinson) and J. Franklin Howell. Dr. Howell (1932 – 2012) who was a pioneering entomologist who worked with a government program in Yakima on pheromone technology to control the coddling moth. Interesting dinner table conversations…
- He’s a Seahawks fan and will be watching for another trip to the Super Bowl in February 2016.
- Washington potatoes are some of the best in the U.S. David’s favorite potato dishes are Potato Salad and Funeral Potatoes.
- While his favorite apple is the Golden Delicious, he’s a Windows user (sorry, Apple!) and is bringing his trusty Lenovo computer with Windows software for his presentations.
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