Laura Prescott



Laura G. Prescott is a professional researcher, writer, and speaker, and currently the director of Ancestry Academy, a new online learning initiative. She worked for the New England Historic Genealogical Society for seven years before starting her own research business in 2005. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, she lived in New England for nearly forty years before moving to Utah in 2015.

Laura graduated with a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College in 1980, ultimately putting her degree to good use when she discovered a latent passion for genealogy. She is past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). She received the Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award of Merit from APG in 2014.

She lectures for national audiences on a variety of genealogical topics including the use of manuscripts in genealogical research, online genealogy, military records, and merging history with genealogy. Her articles have appeared in many genealogical publications and online.

Watch for Laura as director and host of Ancestry Academy, online at, in early April 2015.





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Association of Professional Genealogists (past president)
Isaac Cummings Family Association
Grinnell Family Association
National Genealogical Society (NGS)
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Ohio Genealogical Society (and First Families of Ohio)

Reunion: family tree software by Leister Productions
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