Kimberly Powell

Genealogy Expert


Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University

B.A., Carnegie Mellon University


  • Recipient of the Silver Tray for Excellence in Genealogical Publishing Award (2013)
  • Author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy
  • Former president of the Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Course coordinator and instructor at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh


Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist and the author of The Everything Guide to Online Genealogy. In 2013, Kimberly won the Silver Tray for Excellence in Genealogical Publishing for her ThoughtCo contributions. Kimberly has also contributed to several popular genealogy magazines, including BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, Family Tree Magazine, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.

Kimberly teaches genealogy at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. She is a former president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a member of the National Genealogical Society and International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. 

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