Anne Roach Joins the Team!

by Julie Hill

Posted on May 12, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Anne Roach, RootsTech 2011 conference developer and chair, will join as the Director of Content Development. Anne has considerable expertise in the genealogy industry, as an accredited and certified genealogist with 19 years of research experience. She will lead the Archives content acquisition and digitization effort along with a dedicated team, to bring hundreds of millions of new records to Archives this year. As part of this, we're particularly excited to bring many new collections online which have never before been digitized.

Anne has been involved in the genealogical community for many years, from her days as an undergraduate studying History/Family History at Brigham Young University, to her time as the owner of a successful genealogy research business, and FamilySearch International Reference Consultant and Community Manager. She has lectured at various local and international conferences on genealogy and technology topics, including the IAJGS Conference, RootsTech, and the BYU Technology Workshop; and has worked as a Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy track coordinator and instructor, and Utah Library Association GenRT Chair and Vice-chair.

Highly regarded among her colleagues, Anne will bring a unique insight and exceptional understanding of the genealogical community to the team.

As mentioned by Product Director Joe Godfrey during the NGS Conference opening session, Archives plans to invest millions of dollars in the coming years into the acquisition and digitization of historical records. Anne will be instrumental in both the strategy and execution of this endeavor. Users will begin to see these records coming online in the next couple of months, so stay tuned! Read the blog to monitor new collections being added.

Anne will make a superb addition to the team, and we are thrilled to have her on board. If you're at the NGS Conference, please stop by booths #229/231 to learn more about the new records you'll see online at

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