My name is Jeffrey Wilde. I first started doing genealogy when I
was in first grade. I watched my mom
fill out her large 8” X 14” pedigree chart and I wanted to do it as well. I am afraid I got in the way more than I
helped. She told me if I would
practice my handwriting an hour a day for a week (that was something I
absolutely hated) she would let me help.
A week later I was filling out my own large pedigree chart with inch
tall block letters. The final
masterpiece was hardly academically sound, but it always reminds me of what
is important to me.
From June 1996 to June of 1998 I served a two year
mission in the England Birmingham Mission for The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over the two year period I was able to
visit the same places and walk the same streets where my ancestors
did. This solidified my interest in
Upon my return from England I began work on my Family
History/Genealogy minor at Brigham Young
University. To complete the
minor I had to take many family history classes covering a variety of
topics. My specialty is British
research. I completed my minor
degree in August 2002.
On 27 April 2002 I added to my genealogy by marring
Emily Ann Gale. She lived across the
street for two and a half years before I came to my senses and started to
date her. About 6 months after our
first date we were married for time and all eternity in the Mt. Timpanogos
Temple in American Fork, Utah.
After graduating from Brigham Young University I worked on
the genealogy help line at Ancestry.com. On the genealogy help line I taught
Ancestry.com customers how to overcome their genealogy stumbling blocks.
I started medical school 18 Aug 2003 at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I will be
here until May 2007.
Email me: Jeff@byu.net