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Michael McCormick
Works at HEREDIUM Probate Research LLC
Attended Brigham Young University-Idaho
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
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Virginia Vital Records Online, the back story of legislation and partnership
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More than 16 Million Virginia Records Are Now Digitized and Online
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Tuesday morning that a massive project to help Virginians find important documents is now finished. So far, birth and death records from 1912 to the present, m...
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Is I-Learn down for others also? Why did I wait until the due date?! Easter, General Conference, taxes, bookkeeping, grades, special family events, everything comes due within a two week period...
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At least you can pay someone to do your taxes.  You can't do that for your grades... can you?
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Stephen, Mary, Erin, and Ben thanks for doing this hangout. I have been doing genealogy for awhile, but I'm just beginning to get addicted to Genealogy Roadshow. What a great program! Stephen, you asked about what to do if you're an 18-year-old (or any age) wanting to get some formal education to go into genealogy as a profession. Some lawyers (and others) actually become great genealogists after they retire. Think about it ;) The National Genealogical Society has a great summary page listing resources for study. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/becoming_a_professional_genealogist
It does not list all the educational programs. Many colleges actually offer a certificate in genealogy, although I only know of about five off hand. In the UK there are actually a few master's degree programs that focus on genealogy, heraldry, and local history. I'm currently helping teach a genealogy associate's degree program online for BYU-Idaho. 
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I'm an Accredited Genealogist®!
I'm an Accredited Genealogist ® ! See my ICAPGen profile by clicking here . For those few loyal readers who have been following my blog closely for a couple of years, you will know that I set a goal way back in 2012 to get my AG ® credential. It did not wor...
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congratulations, Michael.  
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Introducing the 1939 Register: https://youtu.be/IdZE0NP-IVs
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My photo scanning journey #1: High-speed scanner
Many of you mentioned you have been putting off scanning your old photos for years because you know that scanning photos takes hours, days, weeks, and maybe even months. That was true a few years ago. Now you can scan boxes of photos in just minutes. At lea...
Many of you mentioned you have been putting off scanning your old photos for years because you know that scanning photos takes hours, days, weeks, and maybe even months. That was true a few years ago. Now you can scan boxe...
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FamilySearch Indexing Announces First Worldwide Arbitration Event, can you help?
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Nice video! I'd love to hear your updated thoughts on FamilySearch Family Tree after watching the latest presentation from Ron Tanner in 2015. http://rootstech.org/video/4054729365001

I think you all are putting in a healthy level of criticism that also recognizes that RootsTech is amazing and a one world tree is an amazing idea. Some people just praise or just complain, but your balance is refreshing. It seems to me that RootsTech planners have taken some of your advice this year. For example, the innovator challenge got recorded this year.

There were way more classes than I could personally attend, including some that I'd consider advanced. That might have been partially because FGS was there. We will have to see how that goes next year. The energy and collaboration is so great that I am not actually as interested in going to a traditional conference class about research in a certain topic. I might just rather watch that as a webinar, but when I am there I love to soak in the expo hall energy and go to the most entertaining presentations. Some of this includes free games, free popcorn, free soda, free promotional items, free collaboration, free opportunities to meet the staff of all these genealogy organizations, scan photos, take funny photos of yourself, experience the new discovery experiences with FamilySearch, etc. Don't get me wrong. I am a serious genealogist, but one of my favorite parts of RootsTech is just having fun surrounded with other people who love genealogy. I purposely miss some of the sessions I know will be recorded so I can spend more time in the expo hall.

At this FGS/RT special year I really enjoyed talking to people at the historical and genealogical society booths in the hall. I get personal collaboration done there that never works quite as well without being there in-person with those people.

I post a little bit about RootsTech on my blog as well as on Twitter. I try to include some of the less publicized product and feature releases that stand out to me. http://enduringlegacygenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-rootstech-fgs-2015-impressions.html
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The Generations Project is a good genealogy TV show too that you can still watch online. The last season was in 2012. http://www.byutv.org/show/6f62558b-fc6f-49c5-b8c6-2473785a5b44
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  • Brigham Young University-Idaho
    History, 2011
  • Brigham Young University
    Family History (Genealogy)
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Michael W. McCormick is Chief Operating & Genealogical Officer at HEREDIUM Probate Research LLC, a missing heirs research firm processing well over one hundred cases each year. He is also on the Remote Adjunct Faculty for BYU-Idaho's associate's degree in Family History Research. Michael graduated from Brigham Young University—Idaho, where he earned a bachelor of science in history, and began teaching genealogy among his peers. Michael has interned with FamilySearch, and also has previously taken genealogy clients. Michael has been awarded the Accredited Genealogist (AG®) credential, with the International Commission for Accredited Genealogists. He is a Licensed Private Investigator in Utah.

Michael's social media presence is solely a reflection of his interests and opinions. His presence does not represent his employer or any other organization. Michael's genealogy interests include the following: professionalism, education and teaching, forensics, FamilySearch, LDS family history work, legislation, technology, networking, and social media. Non-genealogical interests include: family, religion, hiking, reading, family card games, and immigration.
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Heir searcher
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  • HEREDIUM Probate Research LLC
    Operations Manager, 2012 - present
  • FamilySearch
    Community Development Intern, 2012 - 2012
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Chicago, IL - Gardners, PA - Newport News, VA - Rexburg, ID - Provo, UT