Kip Sperry

Kip Sperry

Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where I teach family history, American, and Latter-day Saint genealogical research methods and sources. Author of family history books, chapters, and journal articles. Lecturer at national, regional, and local family history conferences and seminars.


  • Fellow, American Society of Genealogists
  • Fellow, National Genealogical Society
  • Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association
  • Elected a life member of National Genealogical Society
  • National Genealogical Society President's Citation
  • National Genealogical Society Distinguished Service Award
  • National Genealogical Society Award of Merit
  • Utah Genealogical Association Annual Award
  • Utah Genealogical Association Distinguished Service Award
  • 2003 Richard Lloyd Anderson Research Award from BYU
  • 2014 Harvey B. and Susan Easton Black Outstanding Publication Award from BYU 


Accredited Genealogist (Midwestern states). International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists:

Member of genealogical and historical societies. Service in professional family history organizations.

Field research in archives, courthouses, historical societies, and libraries in the U.S. and Great Britain.

Compiler of Family History Internet Sites:

Co-author of United States Census Tutorial online:



Books by Kip Sperry


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