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BestSteps Genealogy

Our Mission

BestSteps Genealogy provides professional genealogical services. We are near the Family History Library, the largest genealogical library in the world. We also coordinate research in other repositories across the country and around the world.

Our mission is to provide the services our clients need in a professional and personal way. Whether you want coaching for your own research or need a complete research package, we provide professional services catered to your individual needs and strive for 100% satisfaction from our clients.

 
Researchers
Julie Stoddard, AG®, MSc

julie@beststepsgen.com | Phone: 801-822-3681

Julie Stoddard is an Accredited Genealogist® professional and genetic genealogist who has been researching for over 15 years. She received a BA in Family History-Genealogy from BYU and a master's degree in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde, with her thesis on using autosomal DNA in genealogy research. Julie is accredited in the United States Mid-South Region, specializes in DNA research, and she has also researched in most other areas in the United States and in England.

 

She enjoys teaching at various conferences, as well as in small group settings. She loves mentoring beginning genealogists, especially to help them get hooked on family history. Her personal philosophy is that 1) there are very few brick walls once you understand all of the records that are available, and 2) to be a successful genealogist requires understanding the best steps to take when solving a research problem.

Julie's Recent Lectures

2019 October 1: Utah Genealogical Association, Salt Lake City, Utah

  •  Webinar: Accreditation: A Pathway to Becoming A Better Researcher

 

2019 July 30–August 2: Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah

  • The Benefits and Pitfalls of Ancestry’s New DNA Thru-Lines Tool

  • Pre-1850 U.S. Research: Records and Methodologies for Success

  • Creating a Research Reference Guide

 

2019 May 4: Virtual Genealogical Association

  •  Webinar: Perspectives on Accreditation

 

2019 April 20: The National Capital Area Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists

  • Webinar: Perspectives on Accreditation

 

2019 April 2: Utah Genealogical Association, Salt Lake City, Utah

  •  Webinar: Perspectives on Accreditation

 

2019 February 27- March 2: RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Perspectives on Accreditation

 

2018 October 4-6: APG 2018 Professional Management Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Accreditation: A Pathway to Becoming A Better Researcher

 

2018 31 July–3 August: Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah

  • Using England’s Poor Law Records

  • Finding Your Elusive Female Ancestors

  • Using Friends, Associates, and Neighbors to Conduct Research

  • Accreditation Level 2: General Knowledge, Online Sources and Databases

  • Accreditation Level 3: Research Planning, Important Record Types for Your Region

 

2018 January 24: SLIG Night at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Pre-1850 U.S. Research: Records and Methodologies for Success

  • Researching Family Associates and Neighbors (FAN Club) to Break Through Your Brick Walls
     

2017 November 4: Central Florida Family History Conference, Orlando, Florida

  • Burned County Records: There’s Still Hope!

  • More Effective Searches on Ancestry and FamilySearch

  • Researching Family Associates and Neighbors (FAN Club) to Break Through Your Brick Walls

  • Which Records to Search First When Researching a New Person

 

2017 July 25-28: Brigham Young University Conference on Family History and Genealogy, Provo, Utah

  • Pre-1850 U.S. Research: Records and Methodologies for Success

  • Burned County Research

  • More Effective Searches on Ancestry and FamilySearch

  • Researching Family Associates and Neighbors (FAN Club) to Break Through Your Brick Walls

  • Which Records to Search First When Researching a New Person

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