Colleen Stutz is a professional genealogist who has an Accreditation®in Midwest Research through ICAPGen(SM). She has a degree in Family History Research, and has taught college level family history classes at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Colleen has been actively researching for over 25 years, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge to help others discover their ancestors. Colleen has worked as a professional researcher, and has taught several family history seminars. She has experience researching most regions in the United States, as well as Scandinavia. She and her husband have six children. Recommendations of her work with others can be found below
It has been my pleasure and privilege to have worked with Colleen researching my family lines. She is so knowledgeable in all areas of research and very devoted to her love of genealogy. She wholeheartedly took on the project of transcribing my aunt’s journal- a project requiring patience, experience, and love. Researching my family’s history, Colleen brought to life my heritage through pictures and documents. I will feel eternally indebted for her help and expertise. You will love working with her, too. – June E.
I have had the opportunity to experience Colleen’s knowledge and enthusiasm in genealogical work as I have participated in classes that she has taught and have been motivated by her passion and dedication. I have been the beneficiary of her knowledge and thoroughness as she helped me learn that some of my own ancestors had changed their surname from what it originally was. Colleen is a skilled and determined researcher. -Jacque F.
I had a great grandfather’s missionary journal that had been packed away for years and I wanted to share it with the rest of my extended family. As I set out to transcribe it, I found it almost impossible to decipher. The letters were stylized for the 1800s, many words were misspelled, and many unfamiliar abbreviations were used. I turned to Colleen for help. Her transcribing service was quick and accurate. She helped to make sense of the journal entries and restored a family history treasure. -Bob S.
I’ve known Colleen for several years. She is bright and very precise. I love her inquisitiveness in researching the many problems that come up in family history. She is fearless and not afraid to keep searching and asking questions to find answers. Colleen is very knowledgeable and helps one understand the process needed. A great teacher and excellent researcher! The best! -Annette V.