Margaret Smith Research


I have been researching primarily American records for over the last 25 years, 15 of those as a professional.  I served as a missionary at the Layton FamilySearch Center from 2016-2018; developing and teaching a variety of classes as well as working one-on-one with patrons to develop a personalized research plan and find their ancestors.  I have been published in the Genealogical Journal (now published as Crossroads).

In my case, our family tradition was true-I am part Southern Arapaho as well as Dutch, Irish, English and French.  My ancestors blazed a trail from east to west across the United States.

I am located near the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah as well as several university libraries.  I have access to multiple online databases including but not limited to:  Ancestry, Fold3,, American Ancestors, FamilySearch, FindMyPast,

I am a member of the following organizations:

Association of Professional Genealogists

Utah Genealogical Association

New England Historic Genealogical Society

New York Biographical and Genealogical Society