Douglas Richardson

Douglas Charles Richardson (living 2016) is an American genealogist, historian, lecturer, and author based in Salt Lake City in Utah, the location of the Mormon Church's vast genealogical library, the International Genealogical Index. He specializes in the genealogy of medieval English gentry families and English royalty. As a freelance researcher he claims a reputation for "solving the unsolvable."[1]


He obtained a B.A. degree in History from the University of California (Santa Barbara), and a M.A. degree in History from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).[2]


Richardson was Contributing Editor of The American Genealogist and was formerly a member of the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society and of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. As a schoolteacher of American History he held positions at El Reno Junior College, in El Reno, Oklahoma, and at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[3]


Richardson is best known for his books:

He has contributed to various publications including:[4]

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