As a girl, Allison McCord loved her grandmother’s thick, white genealogy binder and spent many of her childhood vacation hours sitting on her grandmother’s springy couch, combing through pedigree charts, reading life sketches, and examining her ancestors’ faces in grainy Xeroxed photographs. Immersion in her family history gave her a sense of her own identity and filled her with a sense of awe as she discovered her family’s tragedies and triumphs.
Uncovering her own history led Allison to study and acquire research methodologies utilized by genealogists and historians. Allison has a Bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University with research experience in Great Britain, the Midwest States, the South, and the Northeast and project management experience worldwide. She has extensive experience researching in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Writing thoroughly researched biographies is her favorite hobby.
Allison is the mother of three grown sons. When she is not researching and writing her family history, she spends time hiking to the waterfall tucked away in a canyon above her home, knitting wool toy elephants that wear tiny white Guernsey sweaters, and ATVing the amazing trails in southern Utah.
Allison writes regularly for our blog. One of her popular posts describes a visit she made to her ancestor’s house: https://www.legacytree.com/blog/standing-where-your-ancestors-stood-thanks-to-primary-source-documents/.
It’s great to have Allison on our team!