Mary Koeven has a B. A. in Genealogy from Brigham Young University. She has done genealogy research in archives in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, and England, as well as online and at archives in the United States. Her area of expertise is the Midwestern United States and German immigrants to the US.
Mary is an Online Adjunct Instructor for BYU-Idaho, teaching family history research methodology to students all over the globe. She works from home while taking care of her three-year-old daughter. Mary grew up in Kansas, but she currently lives in Sparks, Nevada. She started this blog to tell her ancestors’ stories and to give tips to new genealogists.
David C Moberly has a B. A. in English from Brigham Young University and a M. A. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His ten years of genealogy research experience, both online and at record archives, deals primarily with the Great Plains, Midwest, and Southern US regions, as well as the United Kingdom. He is currently completing a PhD in English at the University of Minnesota with a graduate minor in Early Modern History and is proficient in Arabic, Spanish, French, and Latin. David especially enjoys discovering new details about his ancestors and sharing those details with his extended family in ways that are informative, accurate, entertaining, and uplifting.