CAFG is pleased to announce the newest member of the Mentoring Program, Charlene M. Pipkin, Accredited Genealogist (U.S. Midwest and Great Plains). She assists individuals to connect to the records that correctly identify their ancestors. She has onsite research experience in repositories and court houses across the U.S.– from the Eastern seaboard to the West coast. Charlene is a frequent temporary Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Education: Charlene has a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University’s Family History and Genealogy program and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group (3). She has been a frequent attendee and volunteer at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Charlene has taught at libraries, retirement communities, societies, college enrichment classes, and adult night school. She continues to present at family history events.
Community: Charlene stays actively involved in the genealogical community, including mentoring of aspiring genealogists. Same activities:
- ICAPGen Testing Committee volunteer
- Registration Coordinator, Local Host Committee for the National Genealogical Association 2010 Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Publicity coordinator, 2009 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
- Utah Genealogical Association Executive Secretary 2005-2007, UGA 2007 Conference Chair; recipient of the UGA 2007 Distinguished Service Award
- Utah Valley Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists
- Photo Archivist for the Pipkin Family Association; regular contributor to their quarterly newsletter
Even with over 15 years of professional research experience, Charlene has had little exposure to forensic genealogy and welcomes the opportunity to learn more.
CAFG welcomes her to the group!