Claire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS, AG.

Born in Rhode Island, Claire has lived in a variety of locations throughout the world with Missouri currently being her home. After raising a large family, she returned to education and completed her BS, MLIS and two AGs to further her career as an academic educator and an in depth genealogical researcher. Besides running Timeless Genealogies, she is a professor for the Family History program at BYU-Idaho and provides technical support for the award winning family tree software, Ancestral Quest. She lectures at various conferences throughout the world, has done webinars and hang-outs that are available online. She devotes much of her time in the fields of genealogy, family history, forensics, librarianship and education in a multiplicity of avenues while staying on top of the latest advances in each field.


¨ MLIS, Executive Program. San Jose State University [Library and Information Science] (2010)
¨ AG® [International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional
Genealogists] England (2008)
¨ B. S. Roger Williams University [Major: Computer Information Systems] (2003)
¨ A. S. Community College of RI [Major: Computer Science] (1998)

Genealogical Experience

¨ BYU-Idaho Professor of Family History
¨ FHL Intern Coordinator
¨ Administrator for FHL Facebook Fan Page
¨ Developed “Learning 2.0 Skills” for Research and Family History Consultants
History Library, Salt Lake City , Utah
¨ Sr. Staff Information Services Supervisor at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
¨ Sr. Research Consultant 3 for British and US/Canada at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah