Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

Sharon CROPPEDbSharon DeBartolo Carmack is a Certified Genealogist and a partner in the research, writing, and publishing firm of Warren, Carmack & Associates. Along with specializing in Irish and Italian genealogical research, Sharon offers consulting, writing, editing and mentoring services for a variety of nonfiction books, with an emphasis on memoirs, biographies, family histories, personal essays, social histories and annotated letters and diaries.

Sharon is the author of 18 books, including You Can Write Your Family History, and hundreds of articles and columns that have appeared in nearly every major genealogical journal and publication. She is also a contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine and an assistant editor for Brevity, an online journal of concise literary nonfiction.

In addition to teaching for Family Tree University, Sharon teaches nonfiction writing courses for Writer’s Digest University. Sharon has a BA in English from Regis University, a diploma in Irish Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from National University.

She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Her awards and honors include APG’s Grahame Thomas Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit (1990); the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Award of Merit (1992 and 2002); and in 1998, Sharon was made a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association for her “outstanding contributions to the genealogical community and for the production of articles, books, and lectures that are an exemplary blend of her expertise in history and genealogy.” She can be reached through her website or

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