Kory L. Meyerink, BS, MLS, AG®, FUGA 

Kory Meyerink, one of the founding partners of ProGenealogists, has been involved in nearly every aspect of genealogy and family history for the past 30 years, beginning as a record searcher while attending Brigham Young University where he received an Associate in Family and Local History, as well as a B.S. in Psychology. He later completed a Masters of Library and Information Science.  Spending two years in Germany gave him a fluency that has served him well in his professional research.  He became accredited in four areas (Germany, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England U.S.), specializing in tracing the origins of German and Dutch immigrants. He also served on the staff of the Family History Library as a reference consultant. 

Later, as the editor and coordinator of the library’s publications, he developed instructional and reference material for the thousands of Family History Centers supported by the library.  He also served as the primary content consultant for the PBS Ancestors television series.  In his work developing electronic products for Infobases, Kory’s tasks included serving as product manager for the LDS Family History Suite and he also developed the largest genealogical gazetteer and largest genealogical bibliography available on CD-ROM. He served as a vice-president of Ancestry Publishing during its acquisition by Infobases and migration to the Internet as Ancestry.com, thereafter becoming the first manager of acquisitions.

As a teacher, Kory has spoken at many local, state, and national genealogical conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada, including NGS, FGS, GENTECH, RootsTech and, since 1991, the annual BYU Family History Conference.  Since 1991, he has also served as adjunct history faculty for that university’s Salt Lake Center. He is also a part-time professor for San Jose State University's well-known Masters program in Library Science.  As the founding director of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, he developed one of the nation’s largest such institutes.  He has written extensively, including chapters in The Library, all editions of The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, and numerous articles and book reviews for the Genealogical Journal, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, Genealogical Computing, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The Genealogist.   

He contributed numerous articles and columns for both Ancestry and Heritage Quest magazines.  He is the author/presenter of Doing Genealogy: Foundations for Successful Research, an audio presentation with workbook.  His major reference book, Printed Sources: A Guide to Published Genealogical Records (Ancestry: Salt Lake City, 1998), was named "Best Reference Book of the Year" by the American Library Association. He recently served as the lead editor for the ground-breaking new methodology book, Becoming an Excellent Genealogist, published by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen), where he served for eight years as a commissioner. His volunteer work also includes serving as a officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and on the board, and president, of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).  

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