Tuesday, March 23, 2021

AncestryProGenealogists Institute Scholarship Winner - Desiree Funston

Ancestry has announced that it will award a SLIG institute scholarship to Desiree Funston. The AncestryProGenealogists Scholarships were established to “foster and support professional genealogists in their ongoing development efforts.” The scholarship covers tuition, round-trip standard economy airfare, and hotel expenses for one individual. The scholarship is awarded “to qualified applicants who demonstrate a commitment to genealogy as a profession, a desire for professional development, and the ability to communicate that commitment in writing.”

Desiree Funston is a reference librarian at Missoula Public Library in Missoula, Montana, where she helps patrons discover their family history. She earned the Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate in May 2019 and is working toward the BCG Certified Genealogist credential. She is a proud seventh-generation Montanan who enjoys researching westward expansion, gold discoveries, and steamboat navigation on the Upper Missouri River. In addition to her career as a librarian/genealogist, she also owns and operates a farm growing hops for Montana's craft beer industry.

Congratulations to Desiree, and we will see you at SLIG 2022!

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