Diana Crisman Smith

Sharon Carmack, Family Tree University Genealogy InstructorDiana has been researching since childhood and has served as a lay librarian at her local Family History Center for more than 20 years. She has written for numerous genealogical publications, including current regular columns in the National Genealogical Society NewsMagazine and the Association of Professional Genealogists’ APG Quarterly). Diana was a frequent contributor to Digital Genealogist and Genealogical Computing magazines, as well as penned a column that ran for two years in the Cleveland Sun Newspapers.

She serves as Treasurer of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) and Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), as well as webmaster (and founding member) of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She’s a Past District Director of APG. Diana has enjoyed speaking at conferences around the country (and at sea) for the past 20 years and looks forward to expanding her genealogical endeavors—speaking, writing, teaching and researching—after concluding a career in software consulting.


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