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CS Department Department of Computer Science

Research Projects

Family History Technology

As part of the family history work of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we have also been involved in exploring ways to make better use of scanned historic documents to assist with family-history research.


This work has been funded in part by a generous donation to the BYU Computer Science department for funding family-history technology research.


  • Doug Kennard
  • Oliver Nina
  • Mark Pinson


  • William Barrett
  • Thomas Sederberg

Publications and Theses

D. J. Kennard, W. B. Lund, and B. S. Morse. Improving historical research by linking digital library information to a global genealogical database. In JCDL '09: Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, pages 255-258, June 2009.

Research Projects

Reading Groups

  • None at the moment

Current Students

  • Jessica Greenland (M.S.)
  • David Hart (M.S.)
  • Patrick Hammond (M.S.)
  • Michael Whitney (M.S.)
  • Brian Davis (Ph.D)

Last modified: August 15, 2009. Maintained by Bryan Morse.

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