FamilySearch Seeking Candidates for their Nordic Research Unit

The following was received from ICAPGEN:

The Nordic Research Unit of FamilySearch is seeking candidates to assist patrons and write for the FamilySearch Wiki. We are seeking candidates to fill a six month temporary position with a focus on family history records, resources, and strategies for the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and occasionally Iceland.

We need self-driven, creative thinkers who can:

  • Offer friendly, timely, and accurate service to the public.
  • Provide quality research advice for the countries which are covered by the Nordic Reference Area at the Family History Library.
  • Write research concepts and processes clearly and concisely.

Required skills:

  • High computer skills, especially with Internet searching and FamilySearch products. Competence with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge of FamilySearch products (FamilySearch.org; Wiki; New.familysearch.org; Family Tree, etc.)
  • Advanced genealogical research skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Ability to decipher and translate Nordic handwritten records.
  • Expertise in utilizing online record databases such as ArkivDigital, Digitalarkivet, and Arkivalieronline

Not-required but preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • An AG in one of the Nordic countries or equivalent experience in genealogy, history, or a related field.
  • Fluency in one of the Nordic languages.

Additional information:

  • 20–40 hours per week, including Saturdays and some evenings.
  • Employment will be for six months starting in April.

To apply click on Church Employment located at the bottom of www.lds.org
or click on the following link: http://www.lds.org/church/employment?lang=eng

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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