Meet Allison, one of Legacy Tree Genealogists talented project managers!
Allison McCord started her career in Family History seated next to her grandma as they thumbed through a 5-inch-thick genealogy book that held the fruit of her grandmother’s research. It was then that she realized she wanted to learn more about her progenitors. Even as a young girl, Allison sensed that in between the lines of all those pages of ancestral life sketches and pedigree charts and family group sheets were hints of the essence of people who long ago led interesting and worthwhile lives. As she grew older, Allison wondered where all those facts and dates on the pedigree charts came from and if any of it could be verified in primary sources.
This led to the study of genealogical research at the university level. Allison studied in Jerusalem at the BYU-Jerusalem campus, completed an internship at the Joseph Smith Papers in Salt Lake City, and finished a second internship at the Church History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With her degree in Family History from Brigham Young University, Allison worked as a project manager for Legacy Tree Genealogists and studied 19th-century ancestors more in-depth, taking advantage of the explosion of digitized records available at repositories around the world. Compiling information from all those records into historical narratives is a favorite activity. With her husband, Allison spent two years traveling extensively around the United States and discovered the rich history of the different regions of the country. Recently she has been a part of the team setting up the new Washington County Historical Society museum housed in the 150-year-old pioneer courthouse in Southern Utah with the purpose of preserving and teaching about the unique history of the area.
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