Stephen F. Anderson
Stephen F. Anderson recently retired after working for more than 26 years for FamilySearch, International, one of the largest online family history sites in the world. Steve graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Community History, a Master’s in Library Science with an emphasis on Archival Science, and completed his graduate studies for a second Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Science. He is also a Certified Museum Curator.
After graduating from Brigham Young University, Steve began working as an instructional developer for FamilySearch. The last 5 years of his work with FamilySearch, he moved to the newly formed marketing division of FamilySearch International and worked as the FamilySearch blogger, writing hundreds of articles focusing on a large variety of family history topics, including how to use genetic tools to expand the story of one’s family.
Steve has given presentations at family history conferences for more than 15 years. He has given presentations focusing on using DNA tests and other genetic tools to do family history research, including a case study presentation about his own family story. He has also presented on the ethics of using DNA as a family history research tool.