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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

David Rencher is the new Family History Library Director

On August 22, 2018, FamilySearch International announced that David Rencher, the current Chief Genealogy Officer of FamilySearch will also serve as the new director of the Family History Library. Here is part of the announcement:
Salt Lake City, Utah (22 August 2018), FamilySearch International announced today that David Rencher, AG©, CG, FIGRS, is the new director of the popular Family History Library in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. He succeeds Diane Loosle, who is fulfilling other leadership needs. Rencher will continue to serve as FamilySearch’s Chief Genealogy Officer. The library is open to the public free of charge. 
This is not Rencher’s first time at the helm of the Family History Library, which opened at its current location in 1985 and serves hundreds of thousands of guests yearly. He was the director from 1999 to 2002. Interestingly, Rencher’s career in family history started 40 years ago as an Irish reference consultant at the library. His return to the library at this time allows the previous library director, Diane Loosle, to fill a growing need in FamilySearch business development, where the two will work together. 
At the same time as the announcement, FamilySearch also published a blog post entitled, "9 Questions for David Rencher, FamilySearch CGO and New Family History Library Director."

I look forward to being able to visit the Family History Library again when we return to Utah.

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