A major strength of the Record Linking Lab is the access to the undergraduate students at Brigham Young University. BYU has 27,000 undergraduate students, many of whom work on-campus. In addition, BYU has a large selection of undergraduate family history classes, with more than 1,200 students taking an introductory family history course each year.

One of our goals as a lab is to provide a research assistant position to as many students as possible to help with projects related to family history work and improving the Family Tree. These students work as research assistants on the specific projects of the lab and can also be hired by scholars that would like to tap into this labor pool for their own projects. We provide an excellent mentoring environment that assigns advanced students to work with more recent hires.

If you are a student that is interested in working for the Record Linking Lab, please send an email to and we will get in touch with you about filling out an application and having an interview.

Below are some of our current undergraduate research assistants: