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About Leslie

Leslie Huber

Leslie Albrecht Huber is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker. She has written over one hundred articles that have appeared in over twenty different publications including magazines such as The History Channel Magazine, FamilyFun, Family Chronicle, Ancestry, Family Tree Magazine, American Spirit, Family History Magazine, The Ensign and scholarly journals such as The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly and The Journal of Mormon History. Her articles have been awarded first place by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors for the best article published in a magazine on a family history related topic in both 2006 and 2010.

Leslie attended Brigham Young University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in History. She worked as a professional genealogist, tracing German families, both for a large company and through her own business. She later attended the University of Wisconsin, earning a Master’s of Public Affairs.

Leslie has given hundreds of lectures to genealogy and history groups throughout New England and across the country. She has spoken to local, state, regional, and national audiences at conferences such as the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference (in PA), the Professional Management Conference of FGS (in TN), the National Palatines to America Conference (in NY), the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (in NH), and the Ohio Genealogical Society Conference. She has also spoken about genealogy and about her first book (described below) on Good Morning America, NPR (Northeast), KSL’s People of Faith Series, and on other local radio and television stations.

Leslie’s first book, The Journey Takers, was published in 2010. The narrative nonfiction book represents thousands of hours of research in libraries and archives across the country and the world. Leslie visited her ancestors’ hometowns in Germany, Sweden, and England, and followed in their footsteps across the Oregon Trail to Utah. The Journey Takers received the Winchester Award from the Mormon History Association.

Leslie lives with her husband and four children in western Massachusetts. When she’s not typing at her computer or trying to decipher the handwriting in old documents, she loves reading tour books, studying maps, and planning her next journey.

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