Jimmy Bruce Parker passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011. He joined the staff at the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City in 1963 where he helped thousands of genealogists with their research. He served in many positions in the family history department, including the research department and priesthood genealogy department. He was the manager of the Family History Library for five and a half years and retired in December of 1999.
Jimmy was a well known writer and a great educator, teaching all over the North American Continent at the National Genealogical Conferences and BYU Education Week. He served on the board of The International Commission of the Accreditation of Professional Genealogy, president of the National Genealogical Teachers of America, Association of Professional Genealogist and President and Fellow of The Utah Genealogical Society.
You can read his obituary at http://goo.gl/GmtQG and also sign an online guest book at http://goo.gl/oCEQl.
My thanks to W David Samuelsen for telling me the sad news.
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