Genealogist Researcher

  • Ancestry
  • Sep 15, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
Ancestry seeks a Genealogist Researcher to join one of our Salt Lake City based research teams. This team works with a wide range of clients to help them discover more about their ancestors. The team covers a broad area of English-speaking areas including research in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and immigration from the British Isles. The team also supports the AncestryProGenealogists travel and marketing department and our Public Relations team. Working on internal Ancestry projects and with other departments within Ancestry. As a Genealogist Researcher you will...

What You'll Do:

Conduct effective and efficient genealogical research using DNA test results, genealogical websites, libraries, and archives (online and onsite) to solve client’s research challenges.Analyze client provided materials, create a comprehensive research plan, keep a professional grade journal, and write clear and concise reports for the client.Provide periodic updates for the client.Manage you time and resources to meet session deadlines.Work together with your Research Manager and other members of your team to provide a positive and engaging experience for the client.

Who You Are:

5+ years of experience as a professional genealogist.Bachelors/4 year degree in Family History, History or other research based field.Highly proficient in U.S. research with a deep understanding of Southern U.S. records in particular.Knowledge of Southern research, methodological approaches and understanding of Southern records both before and after 1850 would be an advantage.Experience in British Isles immigration research.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Excellent time and project management skills.
Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  
Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.