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 ‘genealogy’ and ‘family history’ researcher, lecturer and instructor. She is currently working on her Ph.D. out of Grand Canyon University with a target date of finishing early in 2024.

She devotes much of her time in the fields of leadership, management, technology, genealogy, family history, forensics, librarianship and education in a multiplicity of avenues while staying on top of the latest advances in each field.





Johnson Co., MO Genealogy Society22 January 2022

“The Perfect Social Media: Family History & Genealogy”

2019 – ?Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, ArizonaPh.D. Learner –> Dr. of Psychology with an emphasis in Cognition & Instruction (Postsecondary)

Dissertation in process.

Elgin Genealogical Society
3 August 2021
Zoom Video
“Breaking Down Brick Walls”

2017, 2018

International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists

  • Accredited Genealogist: England: 2008-2023
  • Accredited Genealogist: Mountain States: 2012-2022

Minnesota Genealocial Society: Canadian Interest Group(CIG) | Zoom Video

24 April 2021

“O Canada:Census and Beyond Reserch Resources”2014

Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy

“Foundations in Forensic Genealogy”

“Advances in Forensic Evidence Analysis”ISBGFH Winter Webinar: 7 February  2019

“Getting the Most out of Your British Research at the  Family History Library” SLC, UT2008 – 2010

San Jose State University, California


Roger Williams University, Rhode Island

B.S. Computer Information Systems with honors

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