Lynn Turner Named New Director of the FamilySearch Family History Library – April 11, 2022

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April 11, 2022

FamilySearch announced that Lynn Turner is the new director of the FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. He replaces David E. Rencher, who will continue as FamilySearch’s Chief Genealogical Officer. Turner was previously the assistant director of the Family History Library (FHL). He’s an Accredited Genealogist (AG®) in Spanish research. He will assume his new responsibilities immediately.

In 2004, Turner received his Bachelor of Arts in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and began his career at FamilySearch. As an intern, he began merging technology with genealogy, testing the scanning software being developed to digitize FamilySearch’s 2.4 million rolls of microfilms (See “FamilySearch Completes Digitization of Massive Microfilm Collection”). Shortly after his internship, Turner worked in FamilySearch Research Support, where he oversaw all outside correspondence for Spain and Latin America for the Family History Library. It was during this time that he and others began to develop the foundation of the FamilySearch Wiki, a rich genealogical resource guide online.

“Lynn has been incredibly prepared to assume this role, both as a manager and as a genealogist,” said David E. Rencher, FamilySearch chief genealogy officer (CGO), and the previous library director. “I have the utmost confidence that the Family History Library is in great hands—a terrific management team with a very dedicated staff and service missionaries looking for opportunities to exercise all of the quality standards for our guests.”



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