Monday, March 06, 2006

Speaker Bio: Chuck Knuthson

Chuck Knuthson lives in Roseville, California and will be presenting four sessions at the FGS/NEHGS Conference in Boston. Chuck shared some impressive details about his education, research, and some things that will tell you how he honed his observation, research, and other skills. . .
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Chuck has been involved in family history for thirty years and for the past twelve years he has instructed beginning genealogy classes at Sacramento-area community colleges. Chuck lectures locally, regionally, and nationally, including the Utah Genealogical Association, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the California State Archives, the California Genealogical Society, eGenConference, the first-ever Internet-based international virtual genealogy conference, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society, and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. He is the volunteer coordinator for the Sierra County GenWeb website of the California GenWeb Project, and a volunteer librarian at the Sacramento LDS Family History Center.

A fourth generation Californian, Chuck is a retired police captain, having served for thirty-two years with the Roseville California Police Department. Chuck has a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the California Law Enforcement Command College. Chuck has completed seminars at Brigham Young University, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the National Institute on Genealogical Research, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He has attended numerous local, state, and national seminars, institutes, and conferences. Chuck serves as Treasurer for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, is President of the 1,300-member Sacramento German Genealogy Society, and is a member of numerous other genealogical and professional organizations. He is working toward certification as a professional genealogist.


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