Kip Sperry is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. He teaches family history and American and LDS genealogical research methods and sources. He also serves as supervisor of the BYU student Family History Lab and is the family history area coordinator for Religious Education. Brother Sperry received his degrees from BYU: an undergraduate degree in American genealogy and a graduate degree in library and information science. He was also presented with the Richard Lloyd Anderson Research Award from BYU in 2003. He formerly worked for the Family History Library and the Church History Library, both in Salt Lake City. He is the author of books, chapters, and journal articles, and has lectured at national, regional, and local family history conferences and seminars. He is an Accredited Genealogist, Certified Genealogist, and a Certified Genealogical Lecturer. His national awards include Fellow, American Society of Genealogists; Fellow, National Genealogical Society; and Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association, among others. He is married to Elisabeth Anne Pearson, and they have one son, Daniel, a physician who studied at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.