Kimberly Powell is a former writer for ThoughtCo who submitted articles about various aspects of genealogy for nearly 17 years. In 2013, Kimberly's ThoughtCo articles won the Silver Tray for Excellence in Genealogical Publishing award. Kimberly has also published articles for topic-specific magazines, including Can Genealogy Make it in Mainstream America? and she is the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy.
Kimberly has taught courses at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. She is a past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and member of the National Genealogical Society and International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. Kimberly has also volunteered as webmaster for the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.
Kimberly Powell holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University's Center for Professional Education; she attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Stamford University; studied advanced genealogical methodology at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; and attended Carnegie Mellon University.
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