Five young genealogists have received the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant and SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Scholarship since the award’s launch in 2011. It’s not surprising that each grantee was bitten by the genealogy bug at an early age and the family history fever is still burning brightly in each young researcher. Here’s the latest news from Anthony, A.C., and Paul:
Anthony Ray was the first Student Genealogy Grant recipient in 2011; at that time he was a music major at West Coast Baptist College (graduated 2013) and active in the Antelope Valley Genealogical Society. Today, Anthony continues advanced musical studies while teaching voice and instrumental music, and is a popular genealogy presenter specializing in church records and Mexican research.
A.C. Ivory, 2012 grant recipient, attended Jamboree from his home in Salt Lake City, Utah where he attended the University of Utah (graduating 2015). A.C. has worked as a professional genealogist for ProGenealogists in Salt Lake City, and is now the Training Manager directing continuing education/development for current employees and training new members of the ProGen team. A.C. was a recent presenter at RootsTech 2015.
Paul Woodbury, 2014 grant awardee, attended Brigham Young University and graduated with degrees in Genetics and Family History. He is currently working as a private contract researcher for Legacy Tree Genealogists, DNA Detectives, and private clients. Paul is a frequent presenter and instructional assistant at DNA and Genealogy Institutes.
2015 Applications Now Open
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Student Genealogy Grant. See the Student Grant Page for more information. Don’t delay, the deadline to recieve all materials is April 10, 2015.