Research Manager- U.S./ Canada

  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full-time

Job Description

Ancestry is looking for a Research Manager to join one of our AncestryProGenealogists U.S. Research teams. The ProGenealogists team provides high quality genealogical research and deliverables for external clients and for internal Ancestry departments according to industry standards. As a Research Manager supporting one of our ProGenealogists team’s you will work with the clients, client relationship managers, and a group of researchers.  Research Managers ensure that genealogical and quality standards are met, and both clients and team members have rewarding experiences with each case.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage 40-60 client cases at a time, including communicating with the client, assigning tasks to team members and contractors, ensuring cases are completed on time and within the retainer. 
  • Manage effective and efficient genealogical research at various archives, libraries, or repositories (online and onsite) to solve client’s research challenges.
  • Work with Client Relationship Manager to provide satisfactory client experiences.
  • Work with the research team manager to assist with the coaching and development of team members
  • Ensure there is sufficient and appropriate work for pod members.
  • Support AncestryProGenealogists by maintaining your own research value and other Ancestry commitments.
  • Maintain and/or develop leadership and management skills, as well as additional research skills and expertise


Who You Are:

  • Minimum of 5 Professional genealogical research experience.
  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in English, History, Linguistics (or related field); or equivalent advanced skills and experience in genealogical research.
  • You have a CG, AG or other related accreditation (or working toward it)
  • You have advanced experience in United States (particular focus on Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England states) and Canadian genealogy research.
  • You have intermediate or advanced experience in Irish, English and Scottish genealogy research.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment.

Additional Information

Who We Are:

Ancestry is a cutting-edge tech company with a very human mission: to help every person discover, preserve, and share the story of what lead to them.  Ancestry is the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, and we use this powerful combination of information, science and technology to help people uncover their family history and stories that were never possible before. Ancestry’s suite of products includes: AncestryDNA, AncestryProGenealogists, Fold3,, Find a Grave,, and Rootsweb.

Along with the chance to change lives and work with a fantastic group of people, we also offer excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. For additional information, regarding our benefits you can visit: