Claire V. Brisson Banks GenealogistClaire V. Brisson-Banks, BS, MLIS AG®, a Rhode Island native is a 2010 MLIS graduate of San Jose State University. CEO of Timeless Genealogies™  “Where Your Family is No. 1.”She is accredited in England and Mountain States Regions and is an Adjunct Professor for BYU-Idaho, a genealogy lecturer, mentor, writer, and blogger. An author of The Social Media Guide for Ancestral Research: Using Web 2.0 Strategie“.

Areas of expertise are Libraries, Technological Advances in Family History and Genealogy, US, UK, Canada, Brick Wall Solutions and Involving “Youth” in Family History and Genealogy. Past Rhode Island Family History Center Director and has researched and lectured onsite throughout the US, EnglandScotland, and Australia. A former British/US Research Consultant and Technology Specialist at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. She created and maintained their Social Media presence and the Youth sections in the FamilySearch ResearchWiki. Wrote multiple posts for the FamilySearch Blog and served in leadership positions on a variety of committees. Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy.

Currently an Online Family History Professor for BYU-Idaho. Owner of Timeless Genealogies, Claire does private research, FamilyHistory/Genealogy tutoring, mentoring and blogging. Provides technical support for Ancestral Quest and is an Independent Associate for Legal Shield and ID Shield to aid those who need identity theft protection and access to lawyers. To see her complete bio, go to her own site.


  • Trustee for ISBGFH (International Society for British Genealogical Family History)
  • Communications Director for Missouri Genealogical Association
  • Past 2nd VP and board member for ICAPGen
  • Past 2nd V.P and Crossroads Publications Committee member for UGA


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