FROM: Suzanne Winsor Freeman Grant Committee,
Denise May Levenick, Chair
Denise May Levenick, Chair
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Utah Genealogist Receives Youth Award
The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Genealogy Grant Committee is pleased to announce that Mindy Jacox, a young genealogist from Kaysville, Utah is the 2017 recipient of the Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant and Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Scholarship.
Mindy will be introduced and presented with the award at the Saturday evening conference banquet. She receives $500 from the Freeman Memorial Grant program and 3-day registration to the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in Burbank, California from SCGS. This is the seventh year that the Freeman Student Genealogy Grant Program and SCGS have partnered to offer a student genealogy award.
“We are delighted to recognize young genealogists with the grant program and encourage their future in family history,” noted Denise Levenick, Grant Chair. “The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Genealogy Grant is presented in recognition of a young genealogist who is outstanding not only in her own genealogical endeavors, but also as a teacher and trainer for family historians at every skill level.
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Genealogy Grant recipient
Mindy Jacox is a recent graduate of the Family History program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with an emphasis in Germanic research and computer science. She is currently employed as a Data Analyst at FamilySearch in Salt Lake City and is Co-Director for the BYU myFamilyHistory Youth Camp.
“I love that my job combines family history research with advancing technology,” Mindy says. “It's amazing to see how technology is accelerating family history research and I enjoy supporting these automated systems with training data.”
Mindy’s job with the myFamilyHistory Youth Camp gives her the opportunity to share her knowledge with a new generation of family historians. “There is nothing better than watching the excitement as they discover that family history research is fun and exciting!” she adds.
Mindy plans to use the $500 cash grant funds toward learning more about DNA research, attending the Jamboree DNA Day and purchasing DNA kits to put her knowledge to use.
About the Grant Program: The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Genealogy Grant Program was established in 2011 to help young family historians pursue their genealogy research and educational goals. In recognition of Suzanne Freeman’s enthusiasm for the nationally recognized Jamboree, the award is directed toward a student attending the SCGS Jamboree. Suzanne Winsor Freeman was the mother of genealogy blogger Denise Levenick, www.theFamilyCurator.com. For information about donating to the grant fund, please see SWF Grant.
About SCGS: The Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree has partnered with the grant program each year to offer complimentary conference registration to the award recipient. The annual Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree is an innovative leader in genealogy conferences offering webinars, live-streamed sessions, student registration rates, beginner education, and the DNA Day.