Publications: a selected list

"Enoch Morse: Civil War Union Soldier Born in Ohio and Died in the Salisbury Prison in Rowan County, North

Carolina." Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly, 59, No. 4 (2019): 387-395.

“William Weissenbach and Anna Knost of Germany, Ohio, and Missouri.” Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly,

Vol. 58, No. 4 (2018): 351–375.

"Migration from the Isle of Man to the Western Reserve in Ohio." Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly,

58:3 (2018): 235-249.

Nauvoo & Hancock County, Illinois: A Guide to Family History and Historical Sources. Provo, Utah: Religious

Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2014.

Genealogical Research in Ohio, 2nd ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.

Reading Early American Handwriting. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998.


Author of family history articles in The American Genealogist, The Genealogist (American Society of

Genealogists), National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Genealogical Journal (Utah Genealogical

Association), The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The Report (Ohio Genealogical

Society), and family history articles in other publications.


  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

       (former full-time tenured family history faculty)

  • Former employee, Family History Library, Salt Lake City


Fellow, American Society of Genealogists

Fellow, National Genealogical Society

Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association

Elected a life member of National Genealogical Society

National Genealogical Society President's Citation

National Genealogical Society Distinguished Service Award

National Genealogical Society Award of Merit

Utah Genealogical Association Annual Silver Tray Award

Utah Genealogical Association Distinguished Service Award

Life member, Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, Ohio

Certificate of Appreciation from the American Society of

     Genealogists, October 2013

Richard Lloyd Anderson Research Award presented at

     BYU, March 2003

Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication

     Award presented at BYU, March 2015

Kip Sperry

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