Dr. Sederberg

Tom Sederberg is a professor of computer science and associate dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. He and Dr. Barrett founded the Family History Technology Lab in about 1998.

Dr. Barrett

Dr. Barrett is a professor of computer science at Brigham Young University where he has served as Department Chair and Associate Chair. He and Dr. Sedeberg founded the Family History Technology as part of a larger effort to expand technology's role in simplifying and automating family history.

Dr. Clement

Dr. Clement is a professor of computer science at Brigham Young University. His research at BYU centers on high-performance computing and bioinformatics.

Dr. Woodfield

Dr. Woodfield is a member of IEEE Society and ACM. He has many publications in software reuse and software requirements and specifications. His research results have been presented and published on a national and international basis.


Brenden Grace is from Sacramento, California majoring in Computer Science with Animation Emphasis. In his spare time, he enjoys playing games and working on animation.


Chris is a Junior at BYU majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Scandinavian Studies. He started working in the Family History lab in May 2017. Chris is originally from Maryland, just outside of Washington DC, and loves to play, write, and record music in his free time.


Drew is from Snohomish Washington, a suburb of Seattle Washington. He has always enjoyed working with computers and is pursuing a degree in computer science. Drew also loves water sports, playing volleyball and camping.


Jared is from Rescue, California and is majoring in Computer Engineering. Outside of classes and work he enjoys running, backpacking and playing disc golf.


Jeremy Hodges is from Portland, Oregon. He is majoring in Computer Science with a minor in mathematics. He is currently working on several new apps including AncestorGames, Family Calendar, and Record Quest. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife, play basketball, and eat.


Mike is from West Valley City, Utah. He’s studying two majors - Family History and Computer Science. He enjoys doing genealogy, running, and spending time with friends. He is the lead developer and designer of Brownie.


Ryan is a CS major from Southern California. He enjoys competing in food challenges, playing video games, and power lifting. When he isn't playing sports or coding he is often found napping or watching YouTube.