Susan Thompson is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Community History, with a particular interest in Wales and in early Southern US migration. She has been creatively hunting down ancestors since the age of 10 and took that childhood passion into her professional career . Always thinking outside the box.
With her combined 5 years as a client manager in the heir search industry, as well as her genealogical research experience, Susan brings a unique combination of understanding the probate process. She is able to explain and help the heirs through the probate process.
Susan enjoys spending time with her family in Florida, creative writing, live musical performances and watching college and professional football (Go 49ers!).
The Heir Search Division is excited to have Anne Marie Schmitz as one of their Probate Researchers! She has over 15 years of genealogy research experience. Prior to becoming a probate researcher, she worked as a private kindergarten teacher and holds a Master of Education degree and Master’s degree in History. You can find Anne Marie spending time with her family, old house hunting, baking, and photography in her spare time.
Allison Kotter is a professional genealogist pursuing accreditation through ICAPGen in the Southeast United States. Her professional genealogy skills and processes have been honed through a variety of genealogical education including the Research Like a Pro Study Group, Research Like a Pro with DNA Study Group, the ICAPGen Level 1 Study Group, the Becoming An Accredited Genealogist Professional SLIG course, multiple Family History courses as BYU, and work as an heir investigator for Lauth Investigations. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in psychology with a minor in statistics. She loves using the research skills she learned in college to solve family mysteries. When she is not doing genealogy, she is focused on spending as much time with her two little girls as possible
Ariel Munyer has been a professional genealogist for a year and has a bachelor’s degree in genealogy from Brigham Young University. She brings a thorough approach and tenacity to every project she works on. Living in Utah County, Utah, she enjoys hiking and reading.
Dominique grew up in sunny Florida where she started probate research 7 years ago. She is a hardworking, dedicated person who has always enjoyed the research side of things, as finding the missing piece brings much satisfaction. When she’s not working, she spends free time traveling the world and enjoying life with her husband