Assistant Genealogist

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 12, 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 is looking for an Assistant Genealogist to join our team.  This is an entry level professional position with potential for significant growth in the organization for the right candidate. The Assistant Genealogist works with Research Managers to research, document, and prepare client sessions. They assist in gathering materials, clerical work, records dissemination and support to allow the Research Managers to focus on the Research project and analysis.  As an Assistant Genealogist, you will have the opportunity to work with records from different record sets from across many countries and regions of the United States.

What You'll Do:

You will provide clerical and research assistance to professional genealogistsYou will format and conduct preliminary proofing of reportsYou will format image templates and assemble client deliverables (electronic and hard-copy)You will be working in a team of professional researchersYou will collect and organize data and complete accurate data entryYou will be contacting repositories by phone and email and in different languages

Who You Are:

You have a bachelor’s or Master's degree in Family History Research, English, or History (Required)You are accredited or are working towards accreditation or certificationAbility to read the historical documents in different languages and scriptsYou can type 55 wpmYou have excellent written communication skillsYou can manage and prioritize several tasks simultaneouslyYou possess incredible problem solving skills 
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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.