Genealogist Researcher U.S. Coast to Coast

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 07, 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 our U.S. Coast to Coast research team in our Salt Lake City office. The Coast to Coast team works with a wide range of clients to help them discover more about their ancestors in the United States and their immigration. The team also supports the AncestryProGenealogists Travel and marketing Departments as well as Ancestry’s Public Relations team. 

As a Genealogist Researcher on the Coast to Coast research team, you will...

Conduct effective, efficient, and exhaustive genealogical research using websites, libraries, and archive (online and onsite) to solve client’s research challengesAnalyze client-provided materials, create a comprehensive research plan, keep a professional-grade journal, and write clear and concise reports for the clientProvide monthly updates for the clientManage your time and resources to meet the session deadlinesWork 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 (for paying clients).Bachelors/4-year degree in Family History, History, or another research-based fieldAdvanced expertise with broad U.S. coast to coast research methods and approachesHighly proficient in U.S. research with a deep understanding of U.S. records in particular before the year 1850 and afterwardExcellent written and oral communication skillsExcellent time management skillsYou are accredited or working towards accreditation or certificationCan type 55 wpm
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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.