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History’s Calling -- Where Will it Take You?

Webinar Series

The "History’s Calling--Where Will it Take You? " webinar series is to talk with historical experts about their career path to show that:

  • Not all Historians have traditional teaching roles
  • Not all paths into historical fields are linear
  • History students can become qualified for a variety of jobs through internships and experiential learning
  • History students CAN find jobs that suit their multi-interests

In commemoration of Family History Month, join us for our October History’s Calling – Where Will it Take You? webinar, Wednesday, October 7 at 3:00 p.m. featuring David Rencher and Edgie Donakey with FamilySearch.


David E. Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director, Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a B.A. in Family and Local History. A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist with ICAPGen in Ireland research (1981) and Certified Genealogist with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2006). He serves as the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the British Institute. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Utah Genealogical Association. David is a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London. He serves as a director on the board of the National Genealogical Society.